December 2017 – January 2018

Hello to all you wonderful So & Sos. It’s my pleasure to send you all of my well-wishes for this new year. I hope you’ve all had restful, relaxing, and productive ends to 2017, and are looking forward to more work, play, and memories in the months to come!

This month, we will be finally opening our brand new site So & So @ The Manor. We are already renting out the large rehearsal facilities. Sarah and I are putting the finishing touches to the offices, which we will then rent and create an affordable and vibrant creative community hub. If you or anyone you know is looking for a snazzy London office with some of the best landlords you can find *cough*, then look no further!

Also, our fundraising campaign is still going and we still need some more. Sarah has noted that if everyone in the Club gave just £5, we would have paid for more than HALF of the work. Madness. If you want to donate, please either do so via the link at the top of the So & So website, or email us for bank details.

If you aren’t in a position to donate, maybe you could consider giving some of your time to come and help paint. Just get in touch if that seems like something you’d be up for!

What Our Members Are Up To

  • Andrew Sharpe and Kat Rogers will be bringing Andrew’s My Celebrity Friend to the Cockpit Theatre on 16 April. It’s already had a number of outings and this is another chance that you can get to see it if you haven’t already!
  • Alexis Ward will be performing her one woman show Mrs Shaw Herself at The Actors Centre (Tristan Bates) on Sunday 21st January at 3pm in a co-production with The Shaw Society. A glimpse into the life of Charlotte Payne Townsend the wife of George Bernard Shaw. Told through letters and diary entries and underscored with the Celtic harp. The show is being produced in conjunction with The Shaw Society.
  • DHW Mildon‘s Leaves will play on 24-26 Jan, 30 Jan – 1 Feb, and 7-9 Feb. A one man show, Leaves is a literary love story and will take place in the beautiful Caravansérail bookshop (just off Brick Lane).
  • And more DHW Mildon news. Fresh from the Donmar Warehouse’s “Arturo Ui”, Simon Evans directs DHW Mildon’s script, a combination first seen on “The Flood” in the So and So Hopefull Rep in 2014. DHW’s work has since featured in So and So’s Women and War (“Shrapnel”) and Woman and War: Exodus (“Coda”). David wishes to note that this is another project only possible due to the Club, as the play’s workshop stage was hosted earlier this year at So & So @ The Bridge, with several members giving invaluable feedback.
  • Hugo Trebels is appearing in an amazing new production of Fear And Misery In The Third Reich at the Brockley Jack Theatre. He says that it is shocking as it could have been written in 2017! Brexit, Trump, the Far Right…. are we destined / doomed to repeat our mistakes of the past? Playing 16 Jan – 3 Feb.
  • Dave Spencer directs the headliner of the 96 Festival at the Omnibus Theatre, The Soul Of Wittgenstein. If a dying man questioned what you were doing with your life, how would you answer? And would it be something that you were willing to admit?
  • Michael Lumsden brings this opportunity to our attention. An actor in residence is sought for Kingston Grammar School, with the closing date for applications being 31 Jan.
  • Sue Schilperoort has just finished two years as artist in residence at Ryde School on the Isle of Wight and they are seeking applications for a new Head of Performance.
  • Natalie Harper and Francesca Mepham‘s ‘Glass Splinters’ is returning for our second event of new writing on the 26th of March in the Stage Space at The Pleasance Theatre in Islington, and are seeking submissions from female (or female identifying) writers for pieces inspired by women from history.

New Members

Hello to all new members – Kay Dent, Vicki Berwick, Sue Swallow, Chris Tester, Mandi Symonds, Charlotte Chinn.

Best wishes to all,

Dave Spencer