After several more weeks of faffing about we now have the Social side of Liferay working so that our users can request friendships and once "friended" they can post on walls, get updates on activities, etc. We also have an Amazon bookshop, Google Adsense, YouTube integration and a conceptual model of the main default communities. Also, email notifications for new users and password resets, etc. and Chat are working nicely. We now have to play around with site and ensure that the default behaviour is appropriate and, sadly, begin to find the limitations of out-of-the-box Liferay portlets.
Aside from that, we've been busy updating an "Audition Pieces" database and a database of specialist Drama Schools in the UK along with the audition fees, main requirements, etc.
Oh, and the auditioners.co.uk and the auditioners.com are both now registered with our ISP and pointing to our server; and we have the router routing to dev and production boxes based on port numbers.
We have our own "FavIcon" too, thanks to the advice on the Liferay forum about this. And it does look much nicer.