July 2019

Thanks to everyone who came to June’s reading of The Advancing Tide by Graham Wyles, ably directed by Carol Allen, and starring Claire Lebowitz-King, Nigel Fairs, John Rayment, and Ben Simpson. A great evening!

What Our Members Are Up To

  • Louise Jameson is about to play a granny on a motor bike for CBBC’s The Secret Life of Boys. It’s sure to be a fun part after all the angst of Vincent River at Trafalgar Studios!
  • Kevin Ryan will be performing in Mike Bartlett’s 13 at the Jackson’s Lane (11-12 Jul), Julia Bolden’s Come Dine with Mr Shakespeare in Cambridge (23 Jul), in London (11-12 Aug), and at the Edinburgh Fringe (19-24 Aug).
  • Louise Templeton is playing First Witch in Antic Disposition’s Macbeth this summer, touring for two weeks in France, then at Temple Church in London, 20 Aug-7 Sep.
  • James Holmes is performing in a one-man play, EastEndless, directed by Mike Bradwell and written by Tim Fountain at the Hen & Chickens.
  • Érin Geraghty has recently returned from the Imaginate Festival in Edinburgh, where she repeated my role in Punchdrunk’s two-hander, Small Wonders. She is now playing Myrtle Logue, opposite her husband, Paul Lavers, as Lionel in The King’s Speech, soon to be playing Windsor & Chesterfield.
  • Australian writer/producer Jane Cafarella’s interactive musical, Uked! –The first play-along ukulele musical enjoyed a sell-out premiere season in Guildford, Central Victoria, from 20-30 Jun, and now moves to the Newham Mechanics Institute at Hanging Rock for one night only. Talks are also underway for licensing the work for others to produce, and for a local tour.
  • Alexis Leighton will be performing in Mrs Shaw Herself at the Edinburgh Fringe from 8-11 Aug.  Be fab to see some So & So folks there.
  • Camden Fringe production My Name is Cathy by Andrew Sharpe and featuring Kat-Anne Rogers, Sally Paffett and Edwin Flay, has its first outing at The Chapel Playhouse in Aug, directed by Velenzia Spearpoint. Tickets are priced at £15.00/£10.00 concessions (incl. Equity & BECTU).
  • Paul Valentine is currently performing in Chapterhouse Theatre’s Company’s tour of Wuthering Heights and Cranford.
  • Denise Stephenson previews Bad Aunts on 27 Jul at the Camden People’s Theatre before heading up to Edinburgh for the Fringe.
  • Paul Sockett is appearing in the Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre’s York Plays.
  • Rachel Creeger is currently touring previews of her brand new show Hinayni! before heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe – dates and locations on her site.
  • Pippa Winslow will be playing Eileen, a woman suffering dementia, in the new musical Perfectly Ordinary at the Hope Mill Theatre from 22-24 Jul. The musical examines addiction and mental illness with six patients and their over-worked nurse on a psychiatric ward.
  • Following a sell-out run at the Museum of Comedy, Hayward B. Morse will be directing David Hampshire’s acclaimed play Funny Turns in its transfer to The Jermyn Street Theatre, from 15-20 Jul. A trailer can be seen on YouTube. Mansel David will also be reprising his role as Victor Llewellyn!
Best wishes to all,

Dave Spencer