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The Week Ahead

Stephen Omer plays George in Blue, a new play by Peter Hamilton, at the White Bear from 12th to 23rd July. Sophie Morris-Sheppard is assistant producer.

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Julian Bird plays Sigmund Freud in Freud’s Last Session at the King’s Head for a further run, after the stunning, sold-out success eariler this year. Don’t missit.

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This summer, Kenneth Michaels will be directing A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, as well as a new interactive play for students about maths, for the White Horse Theatre tour of Germany, Austria and France.

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Julie Bevan has just played Laodice, an Eastern European with the said accent, in the feature film Eight Hundred Dollar Value, which will be screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival this year.

Newly acquired and uploaded on her Spotlight showreel clips is THEATRE LIVE, an excerpt from a theatre performance before theatres temporarily closed. She plays the Gypsy Mother in the new verse play A Tale of Two Roses.

Sarah Lawrie is a prominent member of the ensemble cast, with Tamsin Greig, in Philip Franks’ gripping adaptation of E. M. Forster’s prophetic short story, The Machine Stops, for BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 19th June). Not to be missed!

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Stephen Riddle can soon be heard as suave international scientist Killian Holm in the Dr Who audio adventure entitled Reverse Engineering, which also stars Colin Baker, Bonnie Langford, Ruth Madeley and Imogen Stubbs. This will be available in August and can currently be pre-ordered from Big Finish Productions in a three episode compilation entitled Purity Undreamed.

Further Events in the Month Ahead

Mansel David writes:

“I am reviving my Solo Performance Take Desire Away, adapted from the Poems and Letters of A.E. Housman, for One Night Only, at 7.30pm on Friday 29th July at the Stables Theatre for the Hastings Fringe Festival.”

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Verity Helen Lester appears in St George’s Quest, an interactive adventure trail at Morden Hall Park on Saturday 30th July and Monday 1st August.

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Services

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.

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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