November – December 2017

First off, it is so heartening to see the emails coming in of people donating to our So & So @ The Manor campaign. We are trying to find 100 people who will give us £100 in order to renovate this fabulous warehouse space as the future permanent home for the Club, and we think we can do it.

To donate, please go to the website and click on the Donate button in the top right corner. Every little really does help!

We are also looking for donations of stage and screen memorabilia that we can auction in order to raise funds for the cause, so if you have anything you can bear to part with, please do get in touch!

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

  • Stefania Montesolaro‘s The Wily Widow opens on 28 November and some nights are already sold out, so it’d be a big mistake not to book in advance.
  • Holly Donovan and Callum McGowan‘s play, No Place Like Hope, starts its final week tonight and has garnered simply fantastic reviews including a 4 star from The Stage and numerous 5 stars. This is a co-production with the Club, so it’d be great to see some members there, especially with the cheeky So & So discount!
  • Annabel Leventon has just released a new book, The Real Rock Follies, the hugely gripping the true story of youthful trust betrayed, dreams of stardom dashed and cruel lessons learnt. There’s also a brilliant piece in the Camden New Journal about it, which you should take a look at.
  • Andrew Sharpe presents My Celebrity Friend as part of Now You Know Productions’s new writing night ‘Scratch Card Two‘ at Theatre N16 on 3 December.
  • Luke Harding would like to invite you all to his London improv classes every Wednesday 7-8pm. Entry is just £5 per session and you’re guaranteed a good laugh. Lordship Hub, N17 6NU.
  • Kevin James is currently in rehearsals for Peter Pan at Harlow Playhouse from 1-31 December. There is some serious wig in the production. And his turn in Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents is still available on BBC iPlayer.
  • David Harvey and Streatham Theatre Company are looking to increase its pool of directors for voluntary but rewarding opportunities. Check out the website for more info.

New Members

Warm welcome wishes as ever to Maria Negoita, Mark Crumpler, and Leo Kellgren-Parker. 

Best wishes to all,

Dave Spencer