August 2018

Hope you’re all enjoying your Augusts and whatever the weather is bringing you where you are!

We have three offices that are newly available in So & So @ The Bridge, right by London Bridge station, as well as incredibly affordable options in So & So @ The Manor (see image above). Please do check them out and share to your networks. Running these spaces is one of the ways in which we continue the work of the Club, so if you can spread the word – it would be tremendously helpful!

What Our Members Are Up To

  • Damian Lynch is going to be playing Robin Freeboys in the UK tour of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery by Mischief Theatre (the award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong).
    We open at the Birmingham Rep on August 23rd and are there til 8th September. Then we are on tour until June 2019!
  • Judi Lamb has a fantastic new business of creating paintings and greeting cards with characterful animals. She also takes commissions. Check out her shop on Etsy.
  • Cleo Sylvestre is currently in Allelujah! by Alan Bennett directed by Nick Hytner at The Bridge Theatre.
  • Giving up Marty by Karen Bartholomew has been programmed into the Paines Plough Roundabout Festival, Margate. It’s part of the company’s R&D on the play and this session will be interactive and exploring the perceptions around adoption and reunions. Pamela Schermann and Dorothy Lawrence are on board. Casting in September for remaining roles.
  • Straight from performing in Translations at the National, Nigel Fairs has his play Morning is Red on at the Arundel Festival from 18-21 Aug.
  • Nigel Osner invites everyone to his 2018 show, next on at the Camden Fringe, Too Young to Stay in (Too Old to Go Out!) from 17-19 Aug at the Etcetera Theatre. Life’s challenges and opportunities for those that little bit older!
  • After finishing the summer rep season at Broadstairs, Clive Greenwood will be playing Harry Secombe in the first live tour of The Goon Show celebrating the centenary of Spike Milligan’s birth. Produced by Apollo Theatre Company in association with Spike Milligan Productions and Norma Farnes Management the tour runs from Sep-Nov.
  • Gail Louw starts a 23 venue tour of  her new work, Shackleton’s Carpenter from 5 Sep – 1 Dec.
  • Julia Sowerbutts‘s company INK, now in its 5th year, is a theatre company that sources, develops and produces the best new short plays by writers with  connections to East Anglia. Watch their 90 second promo. Entries for the 2019 Festival close on 5 Nov.
  • For those visiting the Edinburgh Fringe, Edfringe: The Musical Revue will be premiering at C Venues. This fun and frenetic cabaret combines songs, sketches and observations in a hilarious celebration of the world’s biggest arts festival. Directed by Charlotte Peters, it runs every day at 9.25 at C Too.
  • Pamela Schermann presents the second Opera in the City Festival from 22 Aug – 8 Sep at Bridewell Theatre, City of London. London’s new summer opera festival is a home for the unusual and shows productions which push the boundaries of classical music. Productions include the world premiere of award-winning composer Simone Spagnolo’s opera Faust, Alberta, starring Benjamin Bevan (Royal Opera House, Royal Danish Opera, Welsh National Opera, and a modern fairytale take on Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Gluck’s classic Orpheus and Eurydice. Dave Spencer co-produces.
New Members
Congratulations to our new lifetime members, Srabani Sen, Roger Goldsmith, Matt Ray Brown, and Moshana Khan, and welcome to John Rayment, Shey Greyson, and Hamza Adam Rafique, who join us as yearly members.

Best wishes to all,

Dave Spencer