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July 2011

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Laura
Fitzpatrick

Laura Fitzpatrick plays the leading role of Lesley in Home Death by Nell Dunn at The Finborough Theatre, Finborough Road, London SW10.

Dates: 10-25 July at 7.30pm

Tickets: £13/£9 (conc)

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Peter
Saracen

Peter Saracen appears in Bel Ami, adapted from a story by Guy de Maupassant, at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ.

Dates: 12-31 July at 7.30pm, Sundays at 5.30pm

Tickets: £13/£10 (conc)

Newly arrived in Paris, penniless, impressionable Georges Du Roy is dazzled by the glamour and decadence of the Belle Epoque. Desperate to be a part of this society he secures a job with the corrupt and sleazy newspaper, La Vie Francaise, but quickly finds himself entangled in a complicated web of women, sex and political intrigue.

Box Office: 020 7793 9193

Mansel David
Mansel
David

Mansel David is participating in Theatre Collection's SOLO 4th Festival of One Man Shows, by reprising his A E Housman in Take
Desire Away
, at The Lord Stanley, 51 Camden Park Road, London NW1.

Dates: 24-26 July at 8.00pm

Tickets: £10

AWL Deal: £8, show your membership card

For further information, click here

Teresa Jennings
Teresa
Jennings

Teresa Jennings is playing Karen in Snap.Catch.Slam at Theatre 503 at The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW, before it goes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dates: 25-26 July at 9.15pm

Tickets: £10/£8 (conc)

Something snaps. I think catch it. The door slams. Three exciting short plays. Inspired by real life events, the stories are devastating accounts of how a minute in one day can change our lives forever, how one split second of action, or inaction, can make us the victim or hero of our impulses. This is intimate, raw story telling that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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John
Petherbridge

John Petherbridge will be running an intensive five day Writing for Radio Workshop at the City Lit, Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London.

Dates: 25-29 July at 10.30am-4.30pm

A writing course for both experienced and beginning playwrights, poets, short story writers, novelists and, of course, actors, who are interested in writing and getting produced radio plays.  The course includes information on marketing and reading of students' work by professional actors.

Enrolment by phone 020 7831 7831 or online


Tom
Whitelock

Tom Whitelock is to play Pete in Action to the Word's all male production of A Clockwork Orange at Camden People's Theatre, before taking the show up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Dates: 26-30 July at 8.00pm

Tickets: £12/£10 (conc)

Tom is also appearing in the company's other two shows, as Little Lucius in Titus Andronicus and Hale in new musical Constance & Sinestra and the Cabinet of Screams at the Festival.


Michael
Murray

Michael Murray is directing a staged reading of Priestley's Dangerous Corner at the Grand Union, Kentish Town, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL, featuring the following AWL members: Emma-Lee Adams, Rebecca Kiser and Nadia Ostacchini.

Date: 27 July at 7.30pm

Tickets: £5


Mary
Drake

Mary Drake is playing various parts in Peter Hall's Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 at the Theatre Royal, Bath.

Dates: until 13 August


Nicolas
Ridley

An abridged version of Nicolas Ridley's book, Godfrey's Ghost: From Father to Son, has recently been published as an audio book by Fantom Films, read by the author and Archers' voice, Terry Molloy.

AWL Deal: Signed copies of Nicolas' book for only £6.32 until 5 August. 

As a young man, Arnold Ridley was chiefly known as the author of the long-running comedy thriller, The Ghost Train. Today he is remembered for his television performances as Private Godfrey, the oldest member of the Dad's Army platoon. But Dad's Army came towards the close of a long life, and although Arnold Ridley was Private Godfrey, Private Godfrey was not Arnold Ridley. From humble beginnings living above the family boot-shop in Bath, through the horrors of the Great War, to the life of a celebrated playwright in London's West End.  

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Ingrid
Evans

Ingrid Evans is currently on a number 1 tour playing Miss Joan Maple in Death by Fatal Murder, an Agatha Christie spoof until November.

Click here for tour dates


Patric
Deony

Patric Deony appears as Detective Val O'Riley in Emulsion, which is currently in post production.   The film is a feature length Noir Psychological Thriller about a man looking for his missing wife.

Click here to watch trailer

He also appears as the lead in Explore Kent, a promo from Kent County Council.

Click here to watch trailer


Paddy
Gormley

Paddy Gormley's adaptation of his Molière adaptation, The Social Climber, performed at AWL in January, has been taken up by Logos Theatre Company.  Logos will present the premiere production of the play Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate in October.  The producers will be obliged to conduct an open casting process in keeping with their status as a charitable trust.  This will probably happen in June or early July.  Paddy will make sure that AWL actors, and especially the original cast, are not overlooked.  The other exciting news is that Logos' trustees have appointed Kenneth Michaels to direct the production.  

Paddy would like to thank everyone who has helped make this possible: not only to Kenn and his wonderful cast, of course, but also the AWL Committee who organised the reading, the many members whose generous feedback caused Paddy to get serious about promoting the script, and all those who have helped in other ways.

Click here to hear audio extracts of the play


Dorothea
Phillips

Denys
Graham

 

See the Under Milk Wood page of this site for a video of Dorothea Phillips and Denys Graham talking about their involvement in the first productions of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood, including radio, (live!) television, film and stage.

The video was recorded at AWL on 7 March 2020.

It also features brief performance extracts, production photographs and other memorabilia.

Ahead

Teresa Jennings
Teresa
Jennings

Teresa Jennings will be playing Karen in Snap.Catch.Slam at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ.

Dates: 3-29 August at 1.50pm

Tickets: £5

Something snaps. I think catch it. The door slams. Three exciting short plays. Inspired by real life events, the stories are devastating accounts of how a minute in one day can change our lives forever, how one split second of action, or inaction, can make us the victim or hero of our impulses. This is intimate, raw story telling that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Book online


Tom
Whitelock

Tom Whitelock will be playing Pete in Action to the Word's all male production of A Clockwork Orange at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, C Venues - C, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR.

Dates: 3-29 August at 7.15pm

Tickets: £10.50/£8.50 (conc)

Tom is also appearing in the company's other two shows, as Little Lucius in Titus Andronicus and Hale in new musical Constance & Sinestra and the Cabinet of Screams at the Festival.

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Rosalind Adler
Rosalind
Adler

Rosalind Adler's play LOL about internet dating will have its next incarnation at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ.

Dates: 3-29 August at 12.15pm

Tickets: £6

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Jan
Hirst

Jan Hirst will be appearing in The Real London Ensemble's production of Brotherly Love at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, at Laughing Horse at The Counting House Ballroom, 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD.

Dates: 4-28 August at 5.00pm

Free admission

Brotherly Love - Sibling rivalry isn't just for kids. For Barry and Ian it's festered for decades. Are the grievances too huge to settle?


Maeve
Leahy

Maeve Leahy will be appearing in David Mamet's Boston Marriage as part of Mountview Director's Season at The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, Marylebone, London, NW8 8EH.

Dates: 4-5 August at 7.00pm/4.15pm/8.45pm

Tickets: £7/£5 (conc)

Anna and Claire, two ladies of fashion, have been lovers. Now Claire arrives at Anna’s abode with her profession of love for another and a boon to beg.  An elaborate game between the two women, and Anna’s floundering Scottish maid, is played out through quick, witty Victorian-era dialogue, mixed with double entendres and crude vernacular expressions.


Camilla
Mathias

Camilla Mathias will be holding her first London Fields gig with some of the material she wrote on her travels.  The night is being hosted by Megane Quashie of Black Cherry and will be at the Cat & Mutton, Broadway Market, 76 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ.

Date: 10 August at 7.00pm

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Kenneth
Michaels

Kenneth Michaels is directing three productions for White Horse Theatre in Germany this summer: Much Ado About Nothing, Two Gentlemen (an updated version of Two Gentlemen of Verona) and a play for children, The Slug in the Shoe.  The plays will tour Bavaria.


Paul
Antony-Barber

Paul Antony-Barber has been signed up for a second series, playing the mysterious yet loveable headmaster, Mr Sweet, in the USA/UK new gothic teen drama House of Anubis and starts shooting in JulyIt's about vampires and spooks set in an old fashioned boarding school in England.


Simon
Fisher-Becker

Simon Fisher-Becker is returning to Dr Who in the current series as Dorium Maldavar, and again in Episode 13 in the Autumn.

Click here to have a look at his character.

Simon has also landed a part in The Wrath of the Crows, directed by Italian director, Ivan Zuccon, and starts shooting in August.


Angela
Jariwala

Angela Jariwala's reading group is having a literary night, Bookstock, which she is curating and Lewis Rae is compere for the evening at the Yorkshire Grey pub in Holborn.

Date: 3 September at 7.30pm

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Tim
Burton

Tim Burton's new audio comedy, Live Another Day, will be performed and recorded before a theatre audience at the Hampton Hill Playhouse, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Middlesex TW12 1NY.

Date: 8 September at 7.45pm

Tickets: £8

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Opportunities/Services


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Websites are like business cards, communicating your ideas, products or information to your friends, family and the rest of the world.   In most cases, they are an affordable way of communicating, especially when used with a unique domain name.  Websites can be created remotely as has been the case in some of her designs.  If your needs are constraint by budget, then a simple page may suffice.

For further information contact Stephanie Connell

Casting Call Pro

Casting Call Pro, an online directory of professional actors, presenters, agents and casting professionals. Whether you work in theatre, radio, corporates or television and film, Casting Call Pro is here to help. With 20,000+ industry professionals on our system CCP really are the central point for the UK acting community, listing the very latest acting jobs, auditions and casting calls.

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Actors Richmond Centre

The Actors Richmond Centre was founded in the 1980s by Sam Walters, Director of the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, Surrey.  He felt that there was a need locally for a centre that could run workshops for professional actors.  They have been running now for over 20 years and Sam Walters is their patron.

ARC operate a non-profit making programme of singing classes and acting workshops over three terms each year. 

Click here for further information on their classes

Masterclass

Masterclass aims to offer young people between 17-30, exceptional creative opportunities and experiences with leaders of the theatre industry. A year-round programme of talks, workshops, special projects and career advice is intended to give people insight into all aspects of theatre from writing and directing to acting and producing. Masterclass strives to provide all the events for free, so that people of all abilities, status and background can be inspired by and learn from masters of the craft.

Click here to see programmes of events

British Theatre

BritishTheatre.com aims are very simple, created by Marcus Markou
to connect people actively involved in the theatre with each other. If along the way, people want to promote stuff, exchange ideas and start discussions then that's fine too. The site allows you to create your own profile page and even customise it - like on MySpace.com. In fact, you can view this as a kind of MySpace.com for the UK theatre community.

You can also upload photographs, publish a blog, upload video (either directly from your computer or from YouTube.com/Google Video) and create your own groups within this group. 

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