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The Week Ahead

Tom Pauk’s monologue Unfortunately on this Occasion will be performed at Theatro Technis on Saturday 27th January at 7.30pm as part of a weekend of new writing.

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Edmund Dehn has been nominated as Best Actor at the Queen Palm International Film Festival (2nd Quarter 2020) for his performance as Fred in You Need Help.

Lewis Rae joins Tracie Bennett in the major professional revival of hit musical Mame, playing M Lindsay Woolsey.

The show opened at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester in September 2019. The tour continues at Salisbury Playhouse: 21st to 25th January 2020.

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Sarah Lawrie produces the world premiere of Scrounger, written by and starring Olivier-nominated Athena Stevens at the Finborough Theatre, running until Saturday 1st February.

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Robin Miller has posted this message from Nirjay Mahindru, who runs a charity called InterAct Stroke Support.

“We take professional actors into hospitals and read to stroke patients. In fact, Mary Drake and Peter Saracen who are members of AWL are readers for my charity. We are looking to expand our reading team at West Middlesex hospital and so are looking for a few more actors in the West London area to join InterAct. Would you be kind enough to let your actors know about this? We pay £30 for a 2 hour reading session, plus reasonable travel costs. At West Middlesex we read three times a week. Anyone’s that initially interested needs to be interviewed by me in the first instance, so please do give them my email address of nirjay@interactstroke.org (which is my work email) with their CV and covering letter. We provide full training for new InterAct readers.”

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

Richard Fitchett’s play Boxsets and Tom Jensen’s The Last Taboo will both be performed by Get Over It Productions at Chiswick Playhouse on 30th January.

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Teresa Jennings is vocalist with JKL Jazz at The Gunndersbury Tavern on the last Friday of the month, 8-10pm. Next date: 31st January. Admisission £5.

JKL-Jazz at The Gunnersbury Tavern on Friday 29th November at 8pm. Admisission £5.

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Barry Langley’s play The Maestro’s Last Words will run at the OSO from 4th to 8th February 2020. Orsolya Nagy directs an all-AWL cast: Edmund Dehn, Martin Wimbush, Stephen Riddle, Alexander Jonas, Violetta Gapardi, Robin Miller & Mimi Tizzano. The show is produced by Trevor Hartnup.

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Future Plans

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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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.

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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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