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The Week Ahead

Fight for Your Life, written and directed by Gareth Pilkington, will be performed by North London Actors at the Chapel Playhouse on Wednesday 19th February. The cast includes AWLies Sylvia Carson, Hilary Field, Laura Fitzpatrick, Kenneth Michaels & Harry Saks.

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Harriet Easdale plays Estelle in No Exit (Huis Clos) by Jean-Paul Sartre at Baron’s Court Theatre from 20th to 23rd February.

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Rare Fortune Productions present Round and Round the Garden by Alan Ayckbourn at OSO in Barnes.

Directed by Maurice Thorogood and produced by Julia Haythorn. Cast includes Gregory Cox, Michael Duran, Julia Haythorn & Robin Miller.

25th February to 6th March 2020 at 7.30pm. (February 29th: 4pm and 7.30pm)

£12

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Bradley Crees appears in Foliage as part of the TWOFEST event at The Space Theatre, Isle of Dogs, on the 11th, 14th, 19th, 22nd February.

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Watch out for Martin Wimbush, in Episode 5 of Good Omens, on BBC2 at 9pm, this Wednesday. He plays Mr Scroggie, opposite Miranda Richardson, as Madam Tracy.

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Nadia Ostacchini has been cast in a performed reading of The Marilyn Conspiracy at Park Theatre at 2pm on 11th March. The director is Guy Masterson, who co-wrote the play with Vicki McKellar.

ATTENDANCE LIMITED: contact Nadia asap to be sure of a place.

Alice De-Warrenne plays Peppa Pig in Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever, a musical with puppets. The tour continues throughout 2020, playing at more than 100 venues in the UK and Ireland.

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Further Events in the Month Ahead

Teresa Jennings is vocalist with JKL Jazz at The Gunndersbury Tavern on the last Friday of the month, 8-10pm. Next date: 28th February. Admisission £5.

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Tom Pauk’s short play Aristotle Says (one of the short plays under the heading PLAY performed at AWL last year) will be produced by Optik Theatre on 19th March at the Workspace Theatre Richmond.

Tom Pauk’s monologue Unfortunately on this Occasion will be performed at Theatro Technis on Saturday 7th March at 7.30pm as part of a weekend of new writing.

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Future Plans

Robin Marchal, Nadia Ostacchini, Penny Culliford & Kenneth Michaels are organising an evening of Plays and Poems on Homelessness for CaAPA at 3 different venues in the next few months.

The performance on 28th March at 7pm will be at Casa Italiana, in aid of St Peter’s Project.

£5

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Rare Fortune Productions present Life Changes - a collection of short plays on the comings and goings of love - by Carolyn Pertwee at OSO in Barnes.

Directed by Maurice Thorogood and produced by Julia Haythorn. Cast includes Susan Casanove, Gregory Cox, Michael Duran, Edmund Dehn, Julia Haythorn, Alexander Jonas, Robin Miller, Carolyn Pertwee & Julia Haythorn.

31st March to 4th April 2020 at 7.30pm. (4th April 4pm and 7.30pm)

£12

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Services

Bronwyn Baud is a qualified teacher of the Alexander Technique and has been for almost 20 years.

Sessions are normally £35. Bronwyn is offering a 20% discount to AWL Members for 5 sessions, thereafter 10%.

People use the Technique for a wide range of reasons, including preventing injury in music, drama and sport, enhancing business and presentation skills, developing ease and elegance in movement, and supporting pregnancy and childbirth.

To book a lesson or just to find out more about the Technique, call Bronwyn Baud on 07531 447 887 or email her via her AWL page.

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Viv Lake has done quite a bit of research into theatrical and family history and accumulated a lot of information which might prove useful to other AWL members who have been looking into family or theatrical history.

She has lists of information such as stage names and aliases, biogs, obituaries, where they are buried, census returns which mention performers, old theatrical companies and theatres, actor-managers, and photocopies or pdfs of very old playbills, as well as text from theatrical journals and newspapers, most of which are from the Georgian and Victorian eras, and earlier, in Great Britain and America.

If you’re interested in Viv doing just a basic search for free through her files, please speak to her at an AWL meeting, or email her via her AWL page.

John Melainey has coached audition technique for the last 20 years. It is one of the areas that many actors push to one side and yet it is a vital skill. A good audition technique is the secret to many a successfull acting career. If you feel like you go into an audition and it never seems to go the way you planned or if you leave feeling like you just didn’t do enough, or didn’t have long enough to work on the script, then the chances are that it is your audition process, that is letting you down.

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Stephanie Connell is an award winning web designer who has been creating websites for the past seven years. Each website is handmade and specific to the client’s requirements and is therefore unique. She will guide you through the process and provide design and practical suggestions where necessary. She offers aftercare service which she feels is just as important as the creative process. A discount to AWL Members only.

AWL Members who have had their websites created recently: Carolyn Pertwee, David Hampshire, Julia Haythorn and Hedley England

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