May 2019

Hello to all our wonderful members, we hope you’re enjoying the first half of May and looking forward to what the rest of Spring will bring with it!

Thank you to everyone who attended the two workshops tied in with the We Are Here project last week, it was great to see such friendly faces and new acquaintances.

What Our Members Are Up To

  • 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.
  • David Warwick is filming a short film this month called Trust Me Baby Doll for fulllife7films playing the central male character ‘Him’ – a jaded tv/theatre director!
  • Natalie Harper and Lionstooth Films are hosting an evening of award-winning and award-nominated short films, followed by a Q+A and networking at the Soho Courthouse Hotel on 31 May at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10.
  • 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.
  • Annette Holland is appearing as Vermandera in The Changeling – Jacobean Tragedy as you’ve never seen it before – at The Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans from 16-18 and 23-25 May.
  • 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.
  • Rebecca Hands-Wicks will be appearing in Final Proof, one of the 6 new shorts on offer in the fabulous female-led evening, Slackline Stories helmed by Kristin Duffy, on 26 May at Southwark Playhouse with particular emphasis on strong female roles for 35+ actresses.
  • Walk of Shame by Andrew Sharpe is being read by Ciara Pouncett and Nicholas Clarke on 5 Jun 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. A show of hilarious short comedies written by Harry ter Haar and directed by some of fringe’s most popular creatives.
  • Tamara Wilder is very busy this month and will kick off by playing Mary Tudor at the Brighton Fringe in Bloody Mary. Her company, Blackwatch Entertainment  is one of just 20 companies that have been funded by Creative XR to develop Game Over, an interactive journey into the failure of your own relationship. Over 250 applications were made so Tamara and the team are extremely proud to be working among some of the UK’s most forward thinking creatives. CreativeXR developed by Digital Catapult and Arts Council England, is designed to help content creators develop more ambitious prototypes and explore new ways of storytelling enabled by immersive technologies.
  • 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.
  • Helen Stirling-Lane will be in Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending, playing Vee Talbott, at The Stockwell Playhouse from 15-18 May.
New Members

Congratulations to  Olivette Cole-Wilson, Andrea Miller and Pippa Winslow who have joined us as Lifetime members, and Tom Wentworth and who has joined as a yearly member.

Best wishes to all,

Dave Spencer