July – August 2018
by Sarah Berger
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Braham Murray. Braham was a great director, the former Artistic Director of the Manchester Royal Exchange, and a great champion of the Club.
We worked together on four different plays, one of which, Kill Me Now, went on to a full production at the Park Theatre.
I was lucky enough to get to know him, to watch him work, and to enjoy both his dedication, talent, and humour.
We all send love and commiserations to his son Jake, another cherished member of the Club.
What Our Members Are Up To
- Pippa Winslow just finished playing Eileen in the new musical Perfectly Ordinary with the Guildford Fringe Festival at G-live. The four and five star production is set in a psychiatric ward and explores seven character’s struggles with mental issues and challenges. In Aug she will be working on a new adaptation of Antigone with the Outer Gaea Company.
- Paul Lavers and Erin Geraghty are both appearing in Gaslight, currently playing Sidmouth and then Chesterfield.
- Pat Garrett has just been cast in the lead role of Amanda for short film Sebastian. Last week she got her first professional voicereel and just the other day was booked to narrate a book by a female writer! Congrats Pat!
- Ian Reddington is directing The Promise with 3 lovely students at the Fringe this year – Venue 13, 4-10 Aug. Here is a link to their crowdfunding page.
- Lynsey Beauchamp is taking part in a workshop/ rehearsed reading of Amy Rosenthal’s new play about the Mitford sisters, and then will be filming a leading role in an episode of Murder Maps.
- Niki Kay will be running a workshop – ‘Organic Sequence’ from 30 Jul – 3 Aug at The Workshop by Lambeth Bridge, south side. The technique was used by Shared Experience in a few shows and Niki learned it from the same teacher as Polly Teale. She is offering So & So members half the full workshop price! Please look on the website for information and you can email directly.
- Nigel Fairs‘s play Morning is Red will also be 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!
- Claire Cartwright is currently playing in Alkaline at the Park Theatre, a play about faith, friendship and fear. A play about change, painful endings and new beginnings. Where does our duty lie? And do we ever dare to be different?
Congratulations to our new lifetime members, Becky Hands-Wicks and Warren Rusher, as well as John Rayment, who joins us as a yearly member.
Best wishes to all,