Amateur Dramatics Barry, South Wales
BillBoard Ensemble was formed in 1996 and is Barry’s premiere Amateur Dramatics company. However, there is nothing amateur about this company; often staging firsts in the Vale area BillBoard have wowed local audiences for years with such hit shows as: “Anything Goes”, “Crazy for You”, “Me and My Girl”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, “Copacabana” and an annual Christmas pantomime. We have a large junior section, which perform their own shows. Junior productions include “The Jungle Book”, “Honk” and “Skool and Crossbones”.
Shows are staged in the Barry Memorial hall Theatre and local theatres including The Paget Rooms and the Wales Millennium Centre. With almost 100 members, spectacular scenery and costumes, large orchestras and an abundance of talent, a BillBoard production is a feast for the senses!!
BillBoard Ensemble is a non profit making organisation and is run by an administration team and a production team. Any profit from any show is ploughed back into next production. The Directors have been trained professionally, worked in London and are qualified teachers. All the production team involved with the junior section our police checked, so it is a safe and happy environment for all.
BillBoard is a very friendly, welcoming and fair company holding open auditions for all productions for new and existing members. BillBoard is not just about performing we also hold social evenings and fundraising events. We host an annual talent show, Stars in Their Eyes night, skittle evenings, quiz nights and a Christmas Ball. We are a friendly company and welcome new members from the age of 5 and above. BillBoard members also enjoy an annual weekend away and frequent trips to London to see West End productions. Lots of our members stay with BillBoard for years, this is testament to our friendly company.
Many of our members have gone on to successfully study at top London theatre schools including The London Academy of Performing Arts (L.A.P.A), Arts Educational school(Arts Ed), Delamar Academy London and the London School of Musical Theatre (LSMT). Many of our junior section are with agencies and often appear on T.V. Members have appeared in “Doctor Who”, “Torchwood” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”! Many members also perform with other local companies.
If you wish to join this highly successful as a performing or non-performing member please contact us.