First Cinders Auditions in Lincoln a Success

June 30, 2009

cranwell-auditions-ugly-sistersBackyard Productions has just held its first ever auditions, and they were a resounding success. Word of the latest project seems to have spread as there were auditionees from as far afield as Preston, Norwich, London, Ipswich, and some homegrown Lincoln talent. Dom Gilvary hosted the proceedings exceptionally with a fabulous spread of sandwiches and Danish pastries! The day went very smoothly as Dom, Ed, and Mark took their places as the “judges” in scenes reminiscent of Britain’s Got Talent. But in a refreshing change to the well known TV programme, all of our auditionees had talent in abundance! The team saw people performing their hearts out, and bringing new spins to the characters which will certainly give the writers food for thought. Special thanks must go to Roz and Julie. Without their help in the administration side, things would not have run as smoothly as they did. And well done to Darren who filmed the proceedings without even a chance to sit down. We’d like to thank all those who attended and the feedback we’ve received says that everyone enjoyed the day as much as we did. Next stop….London!


How to get to the Movieum of London

June 21, 2009

County Hall Entrance, South Bank (near Waterloo), LondonBackyard Productions is delighted to be working with The Movieum of London, who will be following and publicising the progress of Cinders production over the next few months. Darren (Executive Bully) and Mark (Music Maestro and Writer) had a meeting with them earlier this week, and one of the first things the Movieum is helping us with, is by providing a great space for the London auditions.

You can find the Movieum right on the South Bank, next to the London Eye, it should be easy to find if you follow the directions in the great little video Darren and Mark produced (below), which also gives you a little glimpse of the large collection of amazing props and costumes the Movieum has on display. The exhibits are constantly changing, so even if you’ve been before, it’s well worth another visit. They have some fun interactive exhibits too, and the kids can even make their own movie while they are there.

Directions: From Waterloo Station, cross York Road (via the footbridge is probably the safest way – it’s a busy road), then cross the large plaza, or walk down Chicheley Street towards the London Eye (the big wheel with pods on). The entrance to County Hall and the Movieum is just round the corner to the left (it faces the River Thames).

NOTE: Our London audition is now closed, so the specific directions are for auditionees only, unless you are looking to visit the Movieum of London, which is right next door.