April-May 2019

Happy Easter everyone – hope you had a glorious weekend wherever you were!

It was such a pleasure to have so many of you at the recent reading of All Stops To East Bedlam by Stewart Permutt. It was quite an eventful night to say the least with the emergency services being called out, but we had a brilliant time all the same. Thanks once again to the fantastic cast, Siobhan David-O’Dean, Annabel Leventon, Mandi Symonds, Madhav Sharma, Hassan Maarfi, Peter Saracen, and Tristan Pegg.

What Our Members Are Up To

  • Jelena Budimir will be running a free workshop on 7 May from 7-9pm for women over 50 at So & So @ The Bridge with Kathryn O’Reilly, focusing on Kathryn’s play Severed, tying in with the We Are Here project. As part of the development of the play Kathryn and director Jelena Budimir, would like to explore some of the themes of the play with women over 50.
  • Miranda Harrison and the Page to Stage event returns to the Horse & Stables, SE1 7RW, tonight from 7pm.
  • Congratulations to Hugh Ross who is currently filming as a regular on the new series of Outlander.
  • Carol Drinkwater‘s new novel The House on the Edge of the Cliff – an epic story of enduring love and betrayal, from Paris in the sixties to the present day – will be released on 16 May, and she will be giving a number of readings and talks, dates of which can be found on her website.
  • And Tomorrow Theatre Company (Anthony Shrubsall, Sarah Lawrie, and Edmund Dehn) is reviving Death of a Hunter, their one-man show in which Edmund plays Ernest Hemingway. Appearing at Theatre Box @ The Warren at Brighton Fringe this May.
  • Rachel Fenwick is currently performing in the revival of Market Boy by David Eldridge at the Union Theatre until 11 May, directed by Nicky Allpress. She will also be performing in The Comedies at the Lion & Unicorn from 27-29 June. A show of hilarious short comedies written by Harry ter Haar and directed by some of fringe’s most popular creatives.
  • Pat Garrett has recently played Noreen, the Mother in Law in a new charity web series called The Marriage Course, based on real interviews and produced by a Canadian Film Company. She completed filming a few weeks ago on feature film Paai – the Mat playing a lead role of Spanish nun Sister Margarita and based on a true story about human trafficking. She has also just played a grumpy cafe owner in feature film All Those Things and in June/July will be recording an exciting new video game for a German company where she is the 2nd lead to the title character.
  • Helen Stirling-Lane will be in Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending, playing Vee Talbott, at The Stockwell Playhouse from 15-18 May.
  • Patrick Moy performs for just a few more days in The Omission of the Family Coleman at the Ustinov Studio, Bath, directed by Laurence Boswell, until 27 Apr.
New Members

Congratulations to Dot Smith and Peter Revel-Walsh who have joined us as Lifetime members, and Molly Gaisford, David Bryan, and Leon Scott  who has joined as a yearly member.

Best wishes to all,

Dave Spencer