November 2017

Hello everyone. So, the big news this month is that we have sadly parted ways with So & So Streatham. We always knew it was going to be a short-term thing, but it turned out to be slightly shorter than anticipated. We’re very sad to let this beautiful grand old theatre slip through our fingers, but we have found a marvellous replacement.

So & So At The Manor will be the Club’s new home, in the heart of North London. It will combine a theatre space, rehearsal facilities, affordable offices and desks. Most importantly however, it will provide a place for Club members to come and meet, create and relax. As soon as possible as well we will be shifting our programme of readings over there. So watch this space.

We’re so excited about the fantastic possibilities of this new venue, and we can’t wait to show it off to you all. More info soon.

Finally, nominations are now open for The Stage Awards until 19 November and it would be super if So & So were to be considered for the International, Innovation, and Unsung Hero Awards!

Nominations for the WhatsOnStage Awards are also open until 24 November and I can certainly think of a certain someone who would be eligible for the Equity Award For Services To Theatre.

What Our Members Are Up To

  • Coming up this week – Rula Lenska returns with her mother’s memoirs to the Polish Hearth on 9 November, directed once again by the ineffable Sarah LawrieNatalia Kokoropoulos produces, Gwithian Evans returns as technician. Tickets come with drinks and nibbles and there’s a Q&A afterwards – what’s not to like?
  • Sarah and Nat are also looking for someone to film the performance in decent quality. Get in touch if you could lend your services.
  • Nigel Fairs‘s new play The Appeal Of Silence, directed by Louise Jameson receives two industry showcases in central London on 15 and 16 November. Break a leg to you both.
  • Tom Slatter‘s recent film Bad Words has been awarded Best Micro Short at the Berlin Flash Film Festival. Congrats Tom!
  • Pippa Winslow has just started rehearsals playing the Chief of Police in Jean Genet’s The Balcony, which will run 21 November to 2 December at the Bread & Roses Theatre. We can’t wait to hear more about it.
  • Dave Spencer would like to invite you all to The Diary Of A Nobody at the King’s Head Theatre, a hilarious take on the classic comic Victorian Novel.
  • Sofi Berenger, of Iris Theatre, would like to draw your attention to the musical workshop performance of Fidel! on 16 November, as part of their Workin Process scheme.
  • Natalie Harper is seeking a female director for Glass Splinters, a new writing night at the Pleasance on 20 November. Get in touch if you’re interested.
  • Power duo Holly Donovan and Callum McGowan‘s new play No Place Like Hope, which is being co-produced by So & So, and was written to pass the Bechdel Test, opens tomorrow at the Old Red Lion Theatre. This breathtakingly beautiful tale is not to be missed. Runs until 25 November.

New Members

And finally, as ever, we are delighted to welcome new members to our ranks – Caroline Harker, Jules Kleiser, and Carmel O’Reilly.

All the best to everyone,

Dave Spencer