April 2018

We are hosting two very special workshops by Paul Clayton, former Chairman of the Actors Centre, and are of course discounting tickets to So & Sos. The two workshops, Cashing in on Corporates and Making the Meeting Work, focus on the world of corporate role-play – how to get into it, how to make money out of it, and how to be great at it; and how to really sell yourself and make that first impression count. Paul is the author of acclaimed books, So You Want to Be a Corporate Actor? and The Working Actor. Spaces are limited so get signed up soon!

Casting for the next Club Reading on 26 April, directed by Linnie Reedman. The Ragged Regiment by Robert Cohen is a blackly comic five-hander set in a taxidermy museum in Cromer. Full details via this link.

And in our continued efforts to make membership to the Club more valuable by the day, we are delighted to welcome to the fold Joseph D’Angelo, who will be an affiliated agent of So & So. Joseph has worked for the past year with Anderson Cavendish Management in So & So @ The Bridge and is now setting up an agency of his own. He has opened his books and is seeking talent first and foremost from within the Club! He will be based at So & So @ The Manor and will also be holding surgeries where he will meet with members and speak to them about representation and any concerns they may have. If you want to get in touch with him to discuss these opportunities further, just email him. Welcome aboard Joseph!

What Our Members Are Up To

  • Mike Elliston invites you all to a showcase of TRAILER/Trash this Tuesday and Wednesday, which So & So supported back in 2015 at Fred’s, playing at The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s in Bedford. Mike was mentored by Timberlake Wertenbaker and the piece will be directed by this year’s Olwen Wymark Award Winner (thanks to Writers’ Guild) Dominic Kelly. More details on Facebook.
  • Spin City by Karen Bartholomew, produced by Bootcamp Productions will be showing next month at the Purple Playhouse Theatre in the Brighton Fringe.
  • Chris Orr invites you to his series of workshops ‘Making Theatre With Improvisation‘ at the Cockpit Theatre, which begin on 10 May.
  • Pat Garrett will be performing in the upcoming Significant Other Festival from 17-21 Apr at the Vaults Theatre.
  • Congratulations to Henriette Rietveld who is moving to the US in August to study for an MFA in Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism at Yale.
  • Kika Mirylees is looking for someone to help her apply for funding from the Welcome Trust. she is going to put on a play at the Edinburgh Fringe next year and is offering an afternoon or morning’s paid work. Please email if you are interested.
  • Richard White is one of four writers in a phenomenal collaboration to create a new thriller, The Line Up, 15 – 23 Apr at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre. It has raised some excitement among actors with its four rich and varied parts for older women.
  • Following the Shaw Society sell-out show at Tristan Bates, Mrs Shaw Herself will be performing at the end of Apr and during May. Alexis Leighton plays Charlotte Payne Townsend, wife of George Bernard Shaw and significant others in her life. Performs at Hampstead Garden Suburb Library, Highgate Library Civic and Cultural Centre, Bury Festival and Conway Hall Library. Tickets are free with a voluntary donation.
  • Acceptable Damage, written by Fiona Whitelaw, is currently on the festival circuit. Have a look at their trailer on the film’s IMDB page.
  • Fiz Marcus is currently rehearsing for Absolute Hell, which will play the Lyttleton at the National Theatre from 25 Jun. She plays Cook and Ensemble. Full details on the National site.
  • Sounds of Thunder Ltd is a new audio play company which is looking for audio scripts, set up by Helen Stirling. They are a small company but are are aiming to pay – either outright commission, or profit share. Please contact Helen for more information.
  • Yasmin Pettigrew is involved with Mama Quilla’s upcoming The Working Class Project, which is hosting a series of free workshops in April around the UK. For more information, please get in touch.
  • Gail Louw invites you all to her touring production, Being Brahms. It tours from now until 5 May in Epsom, London, Brighton, St Leonards, and Guildford.
  • Sarah Lawrie, Edmund Dehn, and Anthony Shrubsall are producing the UK Premiere of Death of a Hunter by Rolf Hochhuth, dealing with the last hour of Ernest Hemingway’s life before his suicide, throughout Apr at the Finborough Theatre. So & Sos can get 1/3 off the price of a full price ticket when booking online (only) by entering the promotional code SOANDSO at checkout, valid on certain dates.
  • The first London production of Andrew Sharpe’s piece Meet Me at the Nightingale will be part of Theatre In the Pound at the Cockpit Theatre on 16 Apr. Tickets for only £1!
  • Keya Crenshaw will perform in I Don’t Want to Be & Mother’s Day, both by Lisa B. Thompson at the Columbus Dance Theatre, Ohio. The plays are featuring in Black Women Strong – An Evening of Short Plays. Shows are 13 and 14 Apr.
  • Tom Latter and Scaffold Shakespeare Company are running 8 workshops on Shakespeare plays, Mar to Jun, on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. For full details head to their website.
New Members
Congratulations to our new Lifetime Members, Rose Solari, Vanessa Mayfield, Jan Hirst, Freya Dominic, Amanda Reed, Kevin James, Richard Malado, Virginia Stride, and Elizabeth Elstub, as well as Joseph D’Angelo, and Kate Valentine of Digital Drama, who join us as yearly members.

Best wishes to all,

Dave Spencer