June – July 2018

Thank you to everyone who came to see This Bloody River by Mark Crumpler – it was a great success and Mark was very happy with the work of everyone involved: Matthew Philip Harris, Freida Mann, Peter Saracen, Srabani Sen, David Streames, and Sarah Berger.

The next reading will be a three-hander by Carolyn Pertwee on 19 July. Stay tuned for the casting breakdown!

Sarah Berger has been nominated for yet another international women’s award – this time for the Global Women Summit 2018. She is nominated in the Honorary category and voting is so easy, so please do vote for her and commemorate all the fantastic work she has and is doing! Click here to vote.

Down at So & So @ The Manor, Sarah Lawrie is hosting an interactive and inspirational workshop/discussion, The Art of Resting, this evening, consisting of a panel discussion, Q&A and brainstorming session. This will be an opportunity to share ideas with fellow creatives, pool knowledge and gain some top tips about the unique challenges and choices we encounter as creative freelancers. It’s free to attend but please do sign up for the event through this link so we have some ideas of numbers.

What Our Members Are Up To

  • Srabani Sen will appear in the King’s Head Theatre’s Playmill Festival from 3-5 Jul, in Unrelated by Dan Horrigan.
  • Following a sell-out run last year, Kasia Różycki and Off The Cliff Theatre would be delighted to invite you to London’s beloved, vignette-style production inspired by Ovid’s tale. Metamorphoses 2 plays from 10-15 Jul at the Waterloo East Theatre.
  • So & Sos can get hold of £8 tickets for Ros Adler’s big hearted comedy about feeling flawed, Damaged Goods. (Use code SOANDSO.) Starring Ros Adler and Richard Heap, and co-produced by Sarah Lawrie, it runs 16-18 Jul in Playmill 2018 at the King’s Head.
  • If any So & Sos happen to be in Dubrovnik, Lainey Shaw is currently playing in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and would love to see some friendly faces in the audience!
  • Rowan Lennon‘s play In the Attic, about  the relationship between Mrs Rochester and Grace Poole from Jane Eyre is having a rehearsed reading as part of The Cockpit New Stuff season  on 15 Jul with Kate Spiro, Rosie Sansom, and Peter Collard.
  • 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!
  • Kat Rogers is appearing as Verges in OVO’s open-air musical version of Much Ado About Nothing. Playing from 11-21 Jul at the Roman Theatre of Verulamium in St Albans, and 27 Aug – 1 Sep in the Minack Theatre in Cornwall.
  • Cleo Sylvestre is currently in rehearsals for Alan Bennett’s new play, Allelujah, at the Bridge Theatre, directed by Nicholas Hytner. It opens on 11 Jul so make sure you grab tickets while you still can!
  • Jim Mannering introduces us to the third least expensive diner of a coastal town with no name, in Cafe of the Damned, a pacey, darkly comic thriller, with five twists and no scene changes. It stars So & Sos Jim and Rekha John-Cheriyan, runs for an hour, and is a tenner to get in. Impossible to regret coming! Runs 10-15 Jul.
  • Claire Louise Amias plays Sheila in Relatively Speaking in June and July at Theatre Royal Windsor, directed by Claire Evans, and it opens tomorrow!
  • Ros Adler‘s play Prince of Hearts, which was given a rehearsed reading at So & So, has been chosen as one of five to be showcased (a reading) at Alan Ayckbourn’s Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough on 6 July, directed by the excellent Lotte Wakeham.
New Members
Congratulations to our new Lifetime Members, Erin Geraghty, Paul Lavers, and Su Gilroy, as well as Ferran Audi, Samantha Parry, Kimberley Jarvis, and Maggie Daniels,  who join us as yearly members.

Best wishes to all,

Dave Spencer