September – October 2018

There are still a few slots left for the casting for the table read of Mayhem At Mumbles Manor by Darren Brealey on 9 Oct. All those who apply to be seen will be seen!

What Our Members Are Up To

  • Chris Humphreys is performing as Krapp in Vancouver at the Freddy Wood Theatre UBC 26-29 Sep. He has already played the part at Artspring on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada last May.
  • Citizens of Nowhere? by Ming Ho runs at the Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer, Southbank Centre, for four performances on 6 & 7 Oct. A funny and moving real-time live audio drama with Pik-Sen Lim, Jennifer Lim, and Siu Hun Li, which invites the audience to eavesdrop on the British-Chinese Lo family at a moment of crisis… Directed by David Jiang, this intimate performance by actors seated among the audience is simultaneously experienced through headphones and includes café refreshments.  A co-production between Chinese Arts Now and Beijing 707N Theatre for the Southbank Centre’s China Changing Festival.
  • 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. Please check it out if you’re in NYC!
  • Nigel Fairs, Susan Penhaligon, Sarah Berger, and Dave Spencer would like to thank those of you who came to the work-in-progress reading of Claude Harz‘s Misia and Coco at So & So @ The Bridge. It was a great night, and incredibly worthwhile.
  • In July, Paul Antony-Barber joined the cast of the USA multi Emmy-award-winning series, Free Rein, playing the new regular character of mysterious aristocrat, Arthur. Filming continues until Nov.
  • Edmund Dehn will be appearing in Waiting For Hamlet by David Visick for the Windsor Fringe from 4-6 Oct, one of the 3 winning plays for the ’15th International Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing’. It plays at The Old Court, Windsor, and Edmund plays Hamlet (his father!).
  • 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.
  • Lynsey Beauchamp is heading to the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht on 29 Sep for the world premiere of Dutch feature film My Foolish Heart, about the last days of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, in which she plays Sarah. The film will be released in cinemas there on 1 Nov, with news of a UK release to come. Watch the trailer here.
  • 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 from 8-9 Oct.
  • After finishing the summer rep season at Broadstairs, Clive Greenwood will be playing Harry Secombe in the first live tour of The Goon Show celebrating the centenary of Spike Milligan’s birth. Produced by Apollo Theatre Company in association with Spike Milligan Productions and Norma Farnes Management the tour runs from Sep-Nov.
  • Gail Louw is mid-way through a 23-venue tour of her new work, Shackleton’s Carpenter until 1 Dec. Her play Larkin Descending has just finished a short run at Upstairs at the Gatehouse. And also Blonde Poison is on in Berlin at the Brotfabrik with Dulcie Smart and Robert Chevara  directing. It is in English and opened on 21 Sep and continues for 2 weeks.
  • 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 Baret Magarian who has joined the Club as a Lifetime Member, as well as Amelia Sweetland, Ben Simpson, and Kate Ovenden, who join us as yearly members.

Best wishes to all,

Dave Spencer