June 2019

Hello everyone! We hope that the sun is shining wherever you are and you’re all busy and well!

What Our Members Are Up To

  • Lynsey Beauchamp plays Sister Brigitta in The Pope, a new play by Anthony McCarten, directed by James Dacre, at the Royal & Derngate from 8-22 Jun.
  • Pippa Winslow will be playing Sunny Jacobs in The Exonerated by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen at the Hope Mill Theatre from 6-16 Jun. It tells true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words. Directed by the theatre’s AD and co-founder Joseph Houston, the production will blend live theatre and filmed footage to create a unique, fully integrated multimedia experience with staging inspired by true crime documentaries currently popular on television streaming services.
  • 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!
  • Srabani Sen be in a play called Date Night on 30 Jun. It’s one of a series of short plays in Full Disclosure’s evening of plays called Xposed at the Southwark Playhouse. Would be fab to have some So & So’s in the audience!
  • Juliet Dante will be appearing as the Tutor in The Flies by Jean-Paul Sartre, at the Bunker Theatre in London Bridge, a local venue close to the Club, so it would be great to see many So & So’s in the audience! This is an exciting international ensemble production produced by Exchange Theatre, with live music and performed in English and in French on alternating nights. Running from 11 Jun – 6 Jul.
  • Congratulations to Sarah Shelton and Savages Management, who have moved to new Chiswick offices  in the Barley Mow Centre because of the expansion of the agency! Savages represents members Andy Watkins, Shannon Rewcroft, Marie Fortune, Amelia Sweetland, David Calvitto, and Sarah Shelton.
  • Louise Jameson opens in the remount of Vincent River at Trafalgar Studios tomorrow, playing until 22 June, so make sure you head down to the West End to check it out.
  • Ros Adler has had a film made to showcase her writing – and also herself as a perfomer.  Should you fancy a dip she features in the first minute and then (with the excellent Richard Heap and Rachel Stubbings) from 10.15 minutes onwards.
  • Cleo Sylvestre is delighted to have received the Edric Connor Trailblazer Award at the 14th Screen Nation Film & TV Awards. Congratulations Cleo! She will also be playing Professor Willard in a production of Our Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from 16 May, directed by Ellen McDougall.
  • Walk of Shame by Andrew Sharpe is being read by Ciara Pouncett and Nicholas Clarke tomorrow at The Tin Music and Arts as one of five works being read at the Blindspot Theatre new writing night.
  • Ahead of going to the Edinburgh Fringe this year, Alexis Leighton will be performing her show Mrs Shaw Herself at the Crouch End Festival, Kensington Central Library Lecture Theatre, Kensington North Library, and St Albans Library in June.
  • Rachel Fenwick and Nigel Fyfe will perform in Glass Half Full Theatre’s show The Comedies at the Lion & Unicorn from 27-29 Jun and at Jermyn Street from 8-9 Jul. A show of hilarious short comedies written by Harry ter Haar and directed by some of fringe’s most popular creatives.
  • 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 this Thursday, and she will be giving a number of readings and talks, dates of which can be found on her website.
New Members

Congratulations to Juliet Dante and Kevin Russell who have joined us as Lifetime members, and Julene Robinson and who has joined as a yearly member.

Best wishes to all,

Dave Spencer