March 2019

Thanks to the excellent team that was Roger Goldsmith, Terry Iland, Emily Swain, and Anthony Keetch for last week’s Club reading of Roger‘s play, Freehold. It was a hilarious evening and thanks for all those who attended. Watch this space as the team is very keen to see a future life in this piece!

Castings have just been opened for this month’s reading. Miss Dietrich Regrets by Gail Louw is a brilliant and ascerbic exploration of the relationship between a bed-ridden Marlene Dietrich and her daughter, Maria Riva, in 1983. Auditions will take place on 18 Mar. The reading will be directed by Ariella Eshed. Check out the casting breakdown here.

What Our Members Are Up To

  • Jake Murray has written a brilliantly informative article on starting from scratch in the industry. Do give it a read no matter what stage you are in your career!
  • Patrick Moy will be appearing in The Omission of the Family Coleman at the Ustinov Studio, Bath, directed by Laurence Boswell, from 28 Mar until 27 Apr.
  • Fiona Whitelaw‘s feature film Acceptable Damage has its premiere at Regent St Cinema 7.30pm on 7 Mar.
  • Pippa Winslow performs in Gershwin’s Strike Up The Band at Upstairs at the Gatehouse. This production is the 1927 original version described as a dark satire on America’s war-mongering over a trade deal, running 6-31 Mar.
  • Louise Templeton is joining the company of Noel Coward’s A Song at Twilight for the UK tour until Apr, starring Simon Callow and Jane Asher, directed by Stephen Unwin, a Theatre Royal Bath production.
  • Uked! – the first play-along ukulele musical – written and produced by Jane Cafarella, will premiere at the Guildford Music Hall in Central Victoria from 21-30 Jun.
  • Genevieve Dunne will be performing at the Lyric Hammersmith in 1927’s critically acclaimed The Animals and Children Took to the Streets from until 16 Mar.
  • Pamela Schermann directs the European premiere of Cry Havoc by Tom Coash at the Park Theatre from 27 Mar, a passionate love story between a spirited young Egyptian and an idealistic British writer. The cast includes Karren Winchester as the diplomat Ms Nevers.
  • Oranges & Ink, by and starring Claire Louise Amias as Aphra Behn with Sarah Lawrie as Nell Gwyn, plays at The Tristan Bates Theatre from 27 Mar until 6 Apr.
  • Anthony Shrubsall directs The Project featuring fellow So & Sos Faye Maughan and Nick Delvalle, which opens tomorrow and runs until 23 Mar at the White Bear Theatre.
  • Sidney Kean plays in Berberian Sound Studio at the Donmar Warehouse until 30 Mar.
  • Sarah Shelton, as Fraulein Schneider, and Cabaret are soon to transfer from Frankfurt to Munich, playing from 26 Mar – 3 Apr.
  • Submissions are open for female identifying/non-binary writers who have a 10-15 minute piece they’d like to share. They are welcoming submissions for pieces with male characters, they just ask that all cast/creative teams must be at least 50/50 – but all writers must identify as female or non-binary. Submissions are open until 4th March, and should be emailed to gemacollective@gmail.com – Too Many Men occurs 4 Apr 7.15pm at The Actors Centre.

New Members

Congratulations to Amelia SciandraAlex James Nicola, and Catalina Blackman who have joined as yearly members.

Best wishes to all,Dave Spencer