am-dram

am-dram

abbreviation for
(Theatre) amateur dramatics
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Translations

am-dram

[ˈæmdræm] n abbr (=amateur dramatics) → théâtre m amateur
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In a country that is prone to the idea it is somehow inferior to others -- the infamous Scottish 'cultural cringe' -- we have nonetheless gradually created the world's biggest arts festival, a joyous event that includes everything from avant-garde, cutting-edge drama to comedy superstars to, let's face it, rather hopeless amateur dramatics (important to note that sometimes, it's the am-dram that sticks in the memory).
I'm working part-time in a supermarket, I do volunteer work and I've joined an am-dram group.
Instantly smitten, he agrees to get close to her the only way he can - by joining in an am-dram production of Romeo and Juliet.
This first episode catches up with wannabe jockey turned Cockney cabbie Tony, public schoolboy turned successful solicitor Andrew, East End girl turned am-dram star Sue and farmer's son turned American professor Nick.
Among the other highlights of his time as mayor, Coun Davis mentioned meeting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during the couple's visit to Land Rover's Solihull plant and taking to the stage during an am-dram production of the Monty Python musical Spamalot.
IN OUR parish, my panto performance during the local am-dram troupe's festive production has become as much a part of Christmas as mince pies, the Queen's speech and family fall-outs.
On the other hand, some of the acting and accents could be seen as erring on the side of am-dram; and the set, while impressive, seemed a bit cartoony and didn't do much.
I've heard people call skinny jeans evil and the enemy of those with thicker thighs - we fashion lovers love a bit of am-dram - but the only thing to remember is proportion.
The cast work hard, transforming from lovesick Greeks to am-dram divas behind the trees.
It's like watching a local am-dram group stumble through a rst reading.
And until barking mad am-dram enthusiasts Donny and Nora belatedly revealed they were pointlessly dressed as characters from Oliver I thought they were just scruffy.
1 Peter Pan, Llangollen Pavilion, tonight and tomorrow Twins Ella and Jake Davies aged 10 from Pengwern, along with seven other members of their family, perform together in this am-dram version of the classic panto.