WHO ARE WE?
Almost Famous is a theatre company dedicated to welcoming new talent and showcasing professional standard performances. We welcome everyone of all talents into our society, including performers, back stage crew, technicians, set designers and band musicians.
DO I NEED EXPERIENCE TO JOIN?
We welcome all abilities into Almost Famous. You definitely do not need experience to join. The group is a place to improve your skills, grow confidence and to make friends for life.
SHOWS & PERFORMANCES!
This year, Almost Famous will be putting on 3-4 main performances, including musicals, plays and variety shows. The variety shows are a huge hit and including anything from comedy to tap dancing!
THE AUDITION PROCESS
Breathe. Be yourself. Do your best. Chances are 30+ people are feeling exactly the same way as you do while waiting to audition. Support each other, we don't expect any Oscar winning performances, just have fun!
I’M A FIRST YEAR... IS THERE A CHANCE OF A MAIN ROLE?
Of course there is! We have had many impressive first years come along and snatch a main role in the first semester, so go for it! We are NOT a biased society. Roles are earned and are given to those who show the most potential during the audition. We look for enthusiasm, commitment, talent and maturity.
We have put on so many incredible performances including; Company, The Witches, Fame, West Side Story, And Then There Were None, Rent, Reservoir Doggs, Sweeney Todd, Allo 'Allo', Dr Faustus, Spring Awakening, Grimm Tales, The Pillowman & that's just to name a few!
Our committee are dedicated to helping the society and its members get noticed for its talent all over Greater Manchester. We are here to put on amazing performances, organise special events and opportunities for our members (including our annual London trip!) and make the experience of being a part of this company something to remember! Our Social & Wellbeing Officers are here to help with any personal issues any of our members may be dealing with as we all know how hard it is being away from home and dealing with new situations all on our own- we've all been there. We are a very open society full of so many different personalities. We like to involve ourselves as a society in as many activities as possible, from REC night to a quiet pint at the local SU. There is something for everyone. Of course, as a theatre company we do love our fancy dress costume parties!
IM NOT IN THE COMMITTEE... DOES MY OPINION STILL COUNT?
The committee base their decisions on the opinions, views and suggestions raised by the group. If you have any issues with anything whatsoever, you can talk to us about absolutely everything and anything. As a member of AF your voice is always heard. At the end of each year you get to vote in your committee and even opt to run for a role on the committee yourself! And yes- first years CAN get into the committee!