March 2018

Our next Club reading (the third in as many weeks!) will take place at So & So @ The Bridge at 4pm on 16 Mar and you are all invited! Soft Shoe Shuffle by Brian Phelan is such an excellent piece and we’re very excited to see the cast in action, which includes Sean BakerSarah Berger, William Calvert, Shian Denovan, Anne Kavanagh, Douglas McFerran, George Potts, and Marcella Riordan.

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What Our Members Are Up To

  • Luke Harding recently wrote and produced his own short film, which will be released soon. Parallel is about an unlikely encounter between a normal everyday couple and their parallel universe selves.
  • Ken Rea, Professor of Theatre at Guildhall and author of The Outstanding Actor: Seven Keys to Success, has only a few places left on his two-day masterclass in London on 17 and 18 Mar for professional actors.
  • Rekha John-Cheriyan is in Soldier On, which runs from 14 Mar for three weeks at the London Playground Theatre before going back on tour to York and Oxford.
  • Lucky, a short play by Vicki Berwick will be on for 1 night only on 28 Mar at Katzpace in London Bridge. It features an all So & So Arts club cast and crew with Hollie Crisp and Paul Lavers and directed by Sarah Lawrie.
  • ‘Are You Kidding Me!’ by Karen Bartholomew is one of five short plays being presented as part of ‘Stage Front: A Night Celebrating Older Women‘, at Theatre N16 on 5 Apr, produced by Instinct Theatre and directed by Hilary Buss.
  • Marnie Nash directs and Nick Delvalle stars in Unfolds Theatre’s Love’s Labour’s Lost at The Rose Playhouse, running until 24 Mar. (Remember your Equity card for a concession!)
  • Sarah Lawrie, Edmund Dehn, and Anthony Shrubsall are producing the UK Premiere of Death of a Hunter by Rolf Hochhuth, dealing with the last hour of Ernest Hemingway’s life before his suicide, throughout Apr at the Finborough Theatre. And on 10 Apr, Torsten Muenchow will perform the play in the original German.
  • After collaborating for By My Strength at the Women and War Festival 2016, Charlotte Peters and Larner Wallace-Taylor have launched a new company called Brickdust. Their first project is The Mouth of a Shark by Dan Pick (BBC Writer’s Room), a powerful alternative to the stories we come to expect from migrants, which plays 3 shows at VAULT Festival on 17 and 18 Mar.
  • Many congratulations to Velenzia Spearpoint who has been appointed the artistic director at the Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham from Apr. More information about the appointment here.
  • Under the Skin by Yonatan Calderon, and directed by Ariella Eshed, which started its life at Women and War: EXODUS is back for a week’s run at the Old Red Lion Theatre 26-31 Mar, followed by a short Brighton Fringe run 16 and 17 May. So & So discount code: ‘Under the skin 18’ – £10 tickets.
  • After two years of development, Crash! The Musical by Jules Kleiser and Nigel Reid is ready for a rehearsed reading and we will be seeking feedback and comments. It will be directed by Charlotte Peters and will take place on 29 Mar at 2.30pm at Theatre Delicatessen. Entry is free and by invite only. Space is limited and so please register your interest by emailing Jules.
  • If you’ve ever thought of creating a one-person show, award-winning player-playwright Robert Cohen can help you build a framework to get started. Held on 1 Apr at the Rialto Theatre in Brighton.
  • The first London production of Andrew Sharpe’s piece Meet Me at the Nightingale will be part of Theatre In the Pound at the Cockpit Theatre on 16 Apr. Tickets for only £1!
  • Keya Crenshaw will perform in I Don’t Want to Be & Mother’s Day, both by Lisa B. Thompson at the Columbus Dance Theatre, Ohio. The plays are featuring in Black Women Strong – An Evening of Short Plays. Shows are 6, 7, 13, and 14 Apr.
  • Tom Latter and Scaffold Shakespeare Company are running 8 workshops on Shakespeare plays, Mar to Jun, on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. For full details head to their website.
  • Julie Binysh and Amanda Reed are currently appearing in One Last Waltz at the Greenwich Theatre until 17 Mar.
  • Kat-Anne Rogers‘s show The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan at the Maltings Theatre in St Albans runs until 17 Mar.

New Members

Hello to our new members – Allegra Marland, Kate Paris, Maria Militaru, Terence Iland.
Best wishes to all,

Dave Spencer