Summer Season
a week of workshops, performances and events, 12-18 July 2015

An exciting summer season featuring a week of workshops, performances and events in central London venues — watch, learn, try something new or just have fun. Catch all our shows for just £15 (£12.50 members) - it's the perfect theatrical social!

Click the image schedule to the right to see all the exciting things that are on during the week and book now.

 

PERFORMANCES / WORKSHOPS / FREE FUN /

BISHOPSGATE WORKSHOPS

 

PERFORMANCES


We look forward to welcoming audiences to the Bridewell for our Summer Season week. These shows are all being created with limited rehearsal time and resources, so will not be fully polished performances, but a chance to sample black box, workshop-style theatre.

Clybourne Park
Bridewell Theatre, Sunday 12 July, 7.30pm
A weekend workshop performance of Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning satirical play which explores issues of race, housing and aspirations for a better life.

Cast

Lena - Valerie Antwi
Kenneth - Alex Baker
Franciene - Melissa Bethune
Kevin - Elliot Bornemann
Lindsay - Gemma Bowles
Russ - Neil Duggan
Steve - Robert Hayes
Bev - Catilin Holmes
Dan - Mark Macey
Jim - David Miller
Karl - Nick Mouton
Albert - Claudius Samuel Peters
Tom - Ben Press
Kathy - Fran Rafferty
Betsy - Steph Urqhuart

Director: Zoe Thomas-Webb
Assistant director: Sarah Barker
Designer: Edith Webb

 

Shakers
Bridewell Theatre, Monday 13 July, 8pm
Four actresses bring us a wickedly funny glimpse into the lives of the waitresses and customers at a cocktail bar in this short, stylish comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton.

Cast

Mel - Laura Bird
Carol - Carrie Pennifer
Nicki - Clancy Jessica Ryan
Adele - Natalie Demain

Director: Sylvia Finnimore
Set design: Rebecca Turner

 

Americana
Bridewell Theatre, Wednesday 15 July, 7.30pm
An evening of six plays showcasing the history of American drama. Love, dreams, loss, pain, strength, freedom.

Cast

Anna Ballantine
Lily Ann Coleman
Kelly Stone
Georgie Lord
Asma Mani
Brad Johnson
David Altaner
Michael Smith
Christopher Warren
Oliver Shermer
Chris de Pury

Director: Alex Magliaro
Producer: Blake Klein

 

Reservoir Dogs
Bridewell Theatre, Thursday 16 July, 8pm

A live reading of the screenplay of Tarantino’s seminal debut. For one night only, nine actors will recreate the legendary roles of the film in a staged reading. With the limited permission of Quentin Tarantino. All rights reserved.

Cast

Mr White - Mark Johnson
Mr Orange - Daniel Davies
Mr Pink - Mark Macey
Mr Blond - Enda Riley
Joe Cabot - Pete Bryans
"Nice Guy" Eddie Cabot - Alain English
Mr Brown - Daniel Saunders
Mr Blue - Ian Mantgani
Narrator - Michael Smith

Director: Lorenzo Mason

 

On The Night
Bridewell Theatre, Friday 17 July, 8.15pm
A new musical, On the Night is an homage to backstage musicals and a love letter to theatre itself. As the last-minute preparations for their new season commence, a cabaret cast take time out to practise, reminisce and gossip.

Composers: Jonathan Brigg, William Brooks, James Cave, Simone Ibbett-Brown, Peter Smith and Joe Steele. Book and additional lyrics: Simone Ibbett-Brown and Alice Wright.

Cast

Ellie - Stephanie Lovegrove
Jennifer - Abigail Francis
Ruth - Olga-Marie Pratt
Harry - Adrian Hau
George - Tristan Landymore
Peter - Howard Thompson

Directors: Simone Ibbett-Brown and Alice Wright
Musical director: Oran Doyle


Frozen Sing-A-Long
Bridewell Theatre, Saturday 18 July, 6.30pm
Let it go — celebrate the end of the Summer Season by singing your heart out to the Disney film.

Please note: Clybourne Park, Shakers, Reservoir Dogs and On The Night contain strong language and/or adult themes.

 

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WORKSHOPS

Give It A Go Backstage
Bridewell Theatre, Sunday 12 July and Saturday 18 July, both 11am
Spend some time in the Bridewell Theatre learning to rig lights, put up the scaff tower and more. A chance to develop new skills in the theatre outside of the pressures of a get-in.

Stage Hair
Bridewell dressing room, Saturday 18 July, 2pm
Are you flummoxed when it comes to creating a victory roll, a beehive or an Edwardian up do? Do you finish a hectic dance routine with your hairstyle in tatters? Would you like to put your hair up prettily for the next black-tie ball? Learn basic tricks and tips and try out a few specific hairstyles.

For this workshop participants will need to bring:

  • tail comb
  • brush
  • hairspray
  • hair pins/ kirby grips
  • curling tongs ( if you have them)


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FREE FUN

Sedance
Monday 13 July, 7pm, RADA
Never been to Sedance before? Now’s your chance. Come and join Tom Leonard as he leads our popular weekly dance class. Suitable for all levels — sweat away the weekend's excesses and brush up your movement skills. This is a one off free class for the Summer Season. The usual price is £5 for members and £7 non members. All proceeds go towards the hire of the dance venue.

Sechoir
Thursday 16 July, 7pm, 1 Brewers’ Hall Garden
If you haven't yet sampled our weekly choir, now's the time to open up your pipes. Members and non-members are welcome in Summer Season week.

Exhibition, Social Night and Quiz
Tuesday 14 July; Bridewell Theatre, from 7.30pm for exhibition; quiz 8.30pm
Pop along to enjoy a drink with other members while browsing photos, posters and programmes from past shows. Also, renowned quiz duo James Franey and Andy Macpherson will put your knowledge to the test!

 

BISHOPSGATE WORKSHOPS

Ballroom Dance For Actors
Bishopsgate Institute, Sunday 12 July, 11am-4.30pm
Whether you are a trained dancer or not, this workshop will demystify ballroom dance so that in future you can use it to support your acting choices rather than being a barrier. Participants will be taught basic steps, hold and movement around the floor before moving onto acting exercises while dancing.

New Life Into Tired Songs
Bishopsgate Institute, Saturday 18 July, 11am-4.30pm
This workshop will help singers refresh much-loved but perhaps over-worked songs. We will take an acting approach to the text and its delivery, to help singers explore new ways of delivering songs they probably know well, with a view to broadening their audition and other performance choices.

 

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PRICES

All Performances: Sedos members: £5
Non-members: £7.50

All Workshops: Sedos members: free
Non-members: £5

Members and season ticket holders, please register your intention to come to the workshops by emailing production@sedos.co.uk to give us an idea of numbers

Season Ticket
(allows access to all performances and workshops except the Bishopsgate workshops)
Sedos members: £12.50
Non-members: £15

Bishopsgate Workshops

Ballroom Dance For Actors
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New Life Into Tired Songs:



Sedos members: £57
Non-members: £67


Sedos members: £67
Non-members: £77


Free Fun
The exhibition and social night are free for members and non-members. There will be a nominal charge for the quiz to cover prizes.

Sechoir and Sedance are also free for members and non-members in this week. Please register for Sedance by emailing summerseason@sedos.co.uk.

BOX OFFICE

To book all events except the Bishopsgate workshops click here.

For Bishopsgate workshops visit www.bishopsgate.org.uk. For the Sedos members discount code which must be entered to recieve your discount, please email summerseason@sedos.co.uk.

VENUES

Bridewell Theatre
and Bar

Bride Lane
London
EC4Y 8EQ
1 Brewers' Hall Garden
London
EC2V 5DX
RADA Studios
16 Chenies Street
London
WC1E 7EX
Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 4QH



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