October – November 2017

What a fantastic few weeks! I have just returned from New York, where Sarah has been nominated for a prestigious award hosted by the League of Professional Theater Women, which celebrates the work of women practitioners coming from all over the world outside of the USA.

Sarah is still abroad, having earned a much needed break after what has been 5 years of pure graft getting the Club to where it is now.

I’m sure you will all join me in extending her a hearty and heartfelt round of applause for all her tireless hard work.

If you would like to see the speech that Sarah gave at the Nominees’ Day, do watch here.

What Our Members Are Up To

  • In the wake of the #MeToo campaign, Carol Drinkwater has been interviewed in the Guardian about a incident in her career involving Elia Kazan. It makes fascinating reading and we’d like to congratulate Carol on bringing it to the attention of those who need to see it most. Much love!
  • Having performed from her fascinating mother’s memoirs as a fundraiser for Women and War, Rula Lenska returns to the Polish Hearth on 9 November, directed once again by the ineffable Sarah Lawrie. Natalia Kokoropoulos produces, Gwithian Evans returns as technician.
  • Rekha John-Cheriyan is currently in rehearsals for Much Ado About Nothing at the Waterloo East Theatre from 14-26 November. It is sure to be a lovely production with original music set against the background of the Spanish Civil War in 1938 – very pertinent.
  • Richard Fitchett‘s one person monologue Tattle Bank on at the Unbroken Festival on 30 October at Theatre 503.
  • He also has an excerpt from a work-in-progress piece, Room Service, at the Actors Temple on 12 November.
  • And finally, Kevin Moore, Gay Soper, Nigel Foster, and Sarah Berger all feature in the London Song Festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, with event until 8 Dec.

New Members

And a hugely warm welcome to the newest members of the club – Fraser Blaxland, Linny Bushey, and Mona Khalili.

Best wishes to one and all,

Dave Spencer