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Longlisted Scripts Announced For The Women's Prize For Playwriting 2021 Photo Longlisted Scripts Announced For The Women's Prize For Playwriting 2021
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2021

The Women's Prize for Playwriting, produced by Ellie Keel and Paines Plough, with Principal Partner 45North and in association with Sonia Friedman Productions today announce the 62 longlisted scripts for The Women's Prize for Playwriting 2021, selected from 850 entries.

Casting Announced For ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT HARD ENOUGH at Small Photo Casting Announced For ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT HARD ENOUGH at Small Things Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2021

Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough, written by Cordelia O’Neill and directed by Kate Budgen, opens at Southwark Playhouse on 24 September with previews from 22 September and runs until 9 October.

Casting Announced For SUNNYMEAD COURT Ahead of UK Tour Photo Casting Announced For SUNNYMEAD COURT Ahead of UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021

Following its critically acclaimed, sell-out run at Tristan Bates Theatre at The Actors Centre in 2020, four-time Offie- nominated Sunnymead Court now returns to Arcola Theatre as part of their outdoor festival, Today I’m Wiser, before touring to Dukes Lancaster, Theatr Clwyd and the Ustinov Studio, Bath. 

Gemma Lawrence's SUNNYMEAD COURT Returns To The Actors Centre Photo Gemma Lawrence's SUNNYMEAD COURT Returns To The Actors Centre
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2020

Following the sold-out live run of Gemma Lawrence's Sunnymead Court at The Actors Centre in September, the critically acclaimed production is set to return as part of The Actors Centre's On Demand programme, available to stream from 7.30pm on Friday 18 December until Sunday 3 January 2021.

The Actors Centre Announces Graduate Festival, Curated By Ameena Hamid Productions Photo The Actors Centre Announces Graduate Festival, Curated By Ameena Hamid Productions
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2020

The Actors Centre has today announced that its Graduate Festival - a week-long festival to support graduates whose final drama school showcases were cancelled due to Covid-19 - will run online from Monday 2 November - Sunday 8 November.

The Actors Centre Receives Grant From Government's £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund Photo The Actors Centre Receives Grant From Government's £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2020

The Actors Centre, the UK's leading professional development organisation, supporting actors and creative talent throughout their careers, has today been awarded a grant as part of the Government's £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF). This grant will help The Actors Centre to face the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic and help towards building a sustainable future for the organisation.

Digital Extension Announced For The World Premiere of SUNNYMEAD COURT Photo Digital Extension Announced For The World Premiere of SUNNYMEAD COURT
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2020

Defibrillator, in association with The Actors Centre, today announces a digital extension for the world première of Gemma Lawrence's sell-out, critically acclaimed new play Sunnymead Court a?" the playwright Gemma Lawrence plays Marie, and Remmie Milner plays Stella in this uplifting and heart-warming queer romance.

BWW Review: SUNNYMEAD COURT, Tristan Bates Theatre Photo BWW Review: SUNNYMEAD COURT, Tristan Bates Theatre
by Louise Penn - Sep 25, 2020

Presented by Defibrillator, in conjunction with The Actors' Centre, Gemma Lawrence's new play Sunnymead Court is a two-hander tale for our times. When Marie, thin, nervy, introverted, states she dreams of becoming a brain in a jar without the burden of a physical body, we know she will have problems reaching out for real contact. A regular piece of music she plays brings Stella, a confident and ongoing person who just wants to get sweaty again dancing with her mates.

SUNNYMEAD COURT Comes to the Tristan Bates Theatre Photo SUNNYMEAD COURT Comes to the Tristan Bates Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2020

Following the announcement from government that indoor theatre can return with social distancing, Defibrillator, in association with The Actors Centre, today announces the cast for the world première of Gemma Lawrence's new play Sunnymead Court.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For SUNNYMEAD COURT at the Tristan Bates Theatre Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For SUNNYMEAD COURT at the Tristan Bates Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2020

Rehearsal photos have been released for Sunnymead Court at the Tristan Bates Theatre at The Actors Centre.

VIDEO: Check Out Teaser Clips for The World Premiere of Gemma Lawrence's SUNNYMEAD COURT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2020

Sunnymead Court is set to open at the Tristan Bates Theatre at The Actors Centre on 24 September, with previews from 22 September. The production stars the playwright Gemma Lawrence as Marie, and Remmie Milner as Stella in this uplifting and heart-warming queer romance.

Guest Blog: Director James Hillier on SUNNYMEAD COURT Photo Guest Blog: Director James Hillier on SUNNYMEAD COURT
by Marianka Swain - Sep 8, 2020

Sunnymead Court is a beautiful, queer romance. An uplifting, funny play about two women in lockdown who are just trying to find a way to say hello.

The Actors Centre Renews Fundraising Appeal As Organisation Set To Run Out Of Money B Photo The Actors Centre Renews Fundraising Appeal As Organisation Set To Run Out Of Money By December 2020
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2020

Chief Executive of The Actors Centre, Amanda Davey has warned that due to Covid-19, the future of the organisation is at risk as the registered charity, which is also home to the Tristan Bates Theatre, is set to run out of money by December 2020. Following the socially distanced world premiere of Gemma Lawrence's Sunnymead Court, The Actors Centre will remain closed for the remainder of 2020.

Cast Announced For The World Première Of Gemma Lawrence's  SUNNYMEAD COURT at The Ac Photo Cast Announced For The World Première Of Gemma Lawrence's SUNNYMEAD COURT at The Actors Centre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2020

Following the announcement from government that indoor theatre can return with social distancing, Defibrillator, in association with The Actors Centre, today announces the cast for the world première of Gemma Lawrence's new play Sunnymead Court.

Defibrillator and The Actors Centre Announce The World Première Of Gemma Lawrence's  Photo Defibrillator and The Actors Centre Announce The World Première Of Gemma Lawrence's SUNNYMEAD COURT
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2020

Following the announcement from government that indoor theatre can return with social distancing, Defibrillator, in association with The Actors Centre, announces the world première of Gemma Lawrence's new play Sunnymead Court.

The Space Announce New Writing Festival and Opportunities For Creatives Photo The Space Announce New Writing Festival and Opportunities For Creatives
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2020

The Space has announced a new programme of events and play readings to support new writers and an online festival of duologues. 

Full Company Announced For The World Premiere Of ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU THINK AB Photo Full Company Announced For The World Premiere Of ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT HARD ENOUGH
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2020

Small Things Theatre today announce the full company for the world première of Cordelia O'Neill's Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough. Kate Budgen directs Gemma Lawrence (Alex) and Huw Parmenter (Rupert). The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 6 April, with previews from 1 April, and runs until 25 April.

BWW Interview: David Horovitch Discusses NOT TALKING at Arcola Theatre Photo BWW Interview: David Horovitch Discusses NOT TALKING at Arcola Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - May 10, 2018

David Horovitch is currently starring in Mike Bartlett's Not Talking. Originally broadcast on radio, the play is now being performed on stage for the first time at Arcola Theatre.

Photo Flash: First Look at NOT TALKING at Arcola Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at NOT TALKING at Arcola Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2018

Artistic Director of Defibrillator James Hillier directs David Horovitch (James), Gemma Lawrence (Amanda), Kika Markham (Lucy) and Lawrence Walker (Mark) in Not Talking. The production opens at the Arcola Theatre on 1 May, with previews from the 25 April, and runs until 2 June.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NOT TALKING at the Arcola Theatre Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NOT TALKING at the Arcola Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2018

Defibrillator and Arcola Theatre, today announces cast for world stage premiere of Mike Bartlett's, Not Talking. Artistic Director of Defibrillator James Hillier directs David Horovitch (James), Gemma Lawrence (Amanda), Kika Markham (Lucy) and Lawrence Walker (Mark). The production opens at the Arcola Theatre on 1 May, with previews from the 25 April, and runs until 2 June.

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