September – October 2018

Thank you to everyone who came to see the reading of A Singular Deception by Hilary Spiers on Thursday! It was a huge success and so wonderful to see Kimberley Jarvis and Spencer Lee Osborne in action, directed by the marvellous Anthony Shrubsall! Thanks all!

What Our Members Are Up To

  • Tony Earnshaw‘s Sex is Another Language – the life, lusts and loves of Elizabeth Taylor – enters its second run 24-26 Oct in London and Dorking. Love, loyalty, betrayal, tragedy, hatred and adulation. Elizabeth Taylor knew them all.
  • Paula D’Alessandris and Mind The Gap Theatre will be presenting the US premiere of Chris Thorpe’s powerful and timely piece There Has Possible Been An Incident at the NY Fringe Festival from 16-22 Oct. Do check it out if you’re in NYC!
  • John Rayment presents Timeless at Theatre N16 from 1-4 Oct. He is offering So & So members a discount from £12 to £7 online with the code TIMEOFFER.
  • Returning from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel by Gail Louw and Jeffrey Holland plays tonight only at the Tabard Theatre. ‘spellbinding and magically, timelessly funny.’ ****(The Stage)
  • Bernie C Byrnes is directing a script reading of  a new play about Martin Luther King – Dream of a King by Christopher Tajah is on 26 and 29 Oct at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton. Do email if you would like to attend.
  • Lara Genovese directs Bullet Hole at the Park Theatre until 27 Oct, which discusses the hugely important issue of FGM.
  • Alex Prescot will be directing the 15th anniversary revival of Debris by Dennis Kelly with Battered Soul Theatre at Theatre N16 from 21-25 Oct.
  • Michelle McKay is Executive Producer of the Edinburgh International Improv Festival  which will be Scotland’s first and only improv festival. It runs 7-10 Feb at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and Assembly Roxy. The event is a four-day festival in celebration of improv. From local up-and-coming to nationally known troupes, the annual Edinburgh International Improv Festival will showcase the best in improvised comedy theatre. Submissions are now open for Improv Troupes of single applications to join the ensemble troupe. Further details on the website.
  • Soldier On written by Jonathan Lewis, which included Rekha John Cheriyan and was originally stage managed by Becky Brown, transfers to The Other Palace from 25 Oct until 24 Nov. The play employs music, dance and mixed media. It is by turns viscerally realistic, shockingly funny, and intensely emotional.
  • Tom Slatter is performing in The Gap (a one-act comedy) at the Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham, as part of the Clapham Fringe Festival tonight and tomorrow.
  • Julia Sowerbutts‘s company INK, now in its 5th year, is a theatre company that sources, develops and produces the best new short plays by writers with  connections to East Anglia. Watch their 90 second promo. Entries for the 2019 Festival close on 5 Nov.
  • Julia has also opened up casting for the Festival. They are keen to continue to cast actors, with links to East Anglia, and are looking to meet those who have not worked with them before. If you require any further information about INK please visit the website or email Julia.
New Members
Congratulations to Pat Garrett who has joined the Club as a Lifetime Member, as well as Maggie Bourgein, and Georgia Figgis who join us as yearly members.

Best wishes to all,

Dave Spencer