A Series Of Unfortunate Break Ups

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A Series of Unfortunate Breakups
Written by Lucy Burke
Directed by Imogen Beech

What sounds better than a play about relationships, break ups & makes up! sounds like my life! Well check out the fab show ‘A Series of Unfortunate Breakups’, It looks like it’s set be a top bloody show, so get reading then get booking your tickets.

If you want a chance of winning some FREE tickets (I did say free, you’re right) Tweet @actorawareness #UnfortunateBreakups with your funniest breakup in 6 words or less!!!

‘Some Riot Theatre’ presents ‘A Series of Unfortunate Breakups’, a new comedy about love, loss and Harry Styles.

“Being a teenager is hard enough, but it’s even harder if your soulmate is a global superstar who doesn’t actually know you exist…”

Watch three young couples try (and fail) to battle their way through the modern world of sex and dating with catastrophic yet hilarious results. Fresh from a sell out run at Camden’s Etcetera Theatre, ‘A Series of Unfortunate Breakups’ explores what happens after the happily-ever-after and is truly a show not to be missed if you want to learn what NOT to do in the big, bad world of love.

Robert Ansell and Katie Dalzell

The play was created by writer Lucy Burke. After graduating from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in the Summer of 2015, Lucy went on to create ‘Some Riot Theatre’ a new company made up of drama school graduates dedicated to creating, producing and performing new works. The play is the company’s debut play. It is currently being previewed in selected venues around London, before going on to the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Upcoming performances:

A Series of Unfortunate Breakups Valentines Day Special
Sunday 14th February at 20.00

Venue: Camden Comedy Club,100 Camden High Street, London, NW1 0LU.

Tickets £7 (£6 concessions)

WIN TICKETS BY TWEETING @SomeRiotTheatre @actorawareness and in 6 words describe your funniest breakup

SEE YOU THERE

Instinct Theatre

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Lily Driver

Lily founded Instinct Theatre in 2014, directing and producing the companies sell out run of No Exit. She continues to co- run the business with Felicity Huxley Miners, and is delighted to be acting in their project ‘The Shakespeare Collections.’
Lily has recently co-written and will be acting in contemporary dark comedy, ‘Stench’. To run Feb 10th -12th in The London Theatre in New Cross.
Before Instinct theatre Lily involved herself in short acting courses at Lamda and studied acting at Italia Conti Academy. Lily is currently with 1st Talent Agency. She has been in several productions, her favourites include playing Eva in Accrington Pals and Ariel in The Tempest. Lily has also completed her 8 Lamda exams, including a distinction in Grade 8.
Felicity Huxley-Miners

Felicity played Inez in Sartre’s No Exit in 2014. She now co-runs Instinct Theatre with Lily Driver, acting and producing in The Shakespeare Collections. Felicity then went on to co-write ‘Stench.’ To be performed in New Cross at The London Theatre.
She trained at The BRIT School studying Musical Theatre before spending a year training at Italia Conti in Acting and is a member of the National Youth Theatre.
She has worked in a various theatre productions from Shakespeare to modern immersive and has also done a variety of film work. Favourite credits include a campaign for Vauxhall, Martha in The Cat’s Pyjamas with The London Showcase and corporate work for the RAF and NHS.

Instinct Theatre’s play Stench is about Kate, Beck and Tilly. They are three young women in their twenties, planning a quiet night together in their flat. However when Kate’s brother turns up and invites an unwelcome guest into their midst they really get the party going and things rapidly spiral out of control. As the second act opens events take a turn for the worse and soon the dynamic shifts, revealing far more about each character than they intended.

Instinct theatre also run ‘The Shakespeare collections’

The Shakespeare Collections are workshops and revision classes that focus on the GCSE Shakespeare plays. Each workshop is 90 minutes, and studies the text from a practical approach. Activities include focusing on the plot, key characters, and exam questions, and Instinct Theatre performing key scenes in classical text and in the modern translation

LIly and Felicity’s Theatre company, ideas and goals are growing, 2016 hopes to be a fantastic year. They our offering our Actor Awareness readers a offer on booking for their new play ‘Stench” please follow my page @steffieegg12 for the theatre discount code which will be available soon.

BOOK TICKETS for Stench with their 10% discount code. Go to the day which you want to book through correct link and claim your discount for some top theatre.

Wed 10th- http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/U3h5jcaA3X

Thurs 11th http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/gpYcRvBzZj

Fri 12th   http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/GGdSv9WKyA

Sat 13th (matinee) http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/3BVXrUTMbg

Sat 13th   http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/jmRajhCkzP

 

Theatre for The New Year

The Rolling Stone @ Orange Tree Theatre

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January 14th – Feb 20th

Now if you are looking for something that will have you by the guts look no further

Written by Chris Urch, The Rolling Stone is about Dembe and Sam who have been seeing each other for a while, they should be wondering where this is going and when to introduce each other to their parents. But this is Uganda and they are gay.the consequences of their relationship being discovered wiil be explosive, especially for Dembe whose brother goes into the pulpit every week to condemn the evils of one man sleeping with another.

This play won the Bruntwood prize for playwriting 2013

Ticker Prices £10-£25

http://www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-rolling-stone/about

Swan Bake presented by Second Sons Theatre company

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6th-7th May 2016 @ 7.30pm, Saturday Matinee 1.30pm.

Now if you are looking for some fun theatre that takes your imagination by the horns, why not check out what is bound to be a top show, if the blurb doesn’t get you excited maybe you should check for a pulse!

Written and directed by ‘Soho young theatre writer Samson Hawkins and début production of Second Sons theatre. It is a bold original comedy that splices stand up, puppetry, shouty sons and dancey bits to tell a unique story.The story follows Bell after being fired from the Royal Ballet for being addicted to the fictional drug nonce. She tries to drag herself from the gutter which proves hard when you are hallucinating unicorns, at she has the help of her nun girlfriend Maria who doesn’t fit in at the convent.When a hot shot young preacher turns up who hosts ‘Christ time’ and asks for a favour, the girls lives are thrown into chaos.

Book tickets for this hilarious show

https://suttontheatres.co.uk/events/swan=bake/

Tickets £5-£10

Forget Me Not @ Bush Theatre

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Runs until Januray 16th

So if you want a good heart warming, tear jerking story this new year, look no further than Forget me not at The Bush theatre.

Written by  Tom Holloway and directed by Steven Atkinson. The story tells us of the Gerry in Australia who hopes to meet his mother for the first time, despite being sixty he has spent his whole life thinking he is a orphan.

In Liverpool Mary brews a strong hot cup of tea, nothing posh but she is as nervous as a pig at a Butchers.

Determined to uncover his past, Gerry and his daughter Sally embark on a extraordinary journey home- halfway across the world- in a precarious bid to bring their family together.

Tickets £15-£20

https://bushtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/

Also check out Pink Mist coming up through Bush Theatre. Sets to be another must see theatre show.

The Mother @ Tricycle Theatre

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Jan 21st to March 5th

Fom critical acclaim with The Father (Mollere Best play 2014) Award winning playwright Florian Zeller now brings The Mother.

Gina Mcgee leads a cast in a play that will leave you questioning the very nature of reality. Anna the mother in the play longs for the days of when her sons were younger, has her favoured son returned ? and what about her  husbands suspicious actions.

I’m sure this will be a great production so book your tickets now

http://www.tricycle.co.uk/current-programme-pages/theatre/theatre-programme-main/the-mother/#datesAndTimes

Bit pricey this play at £16-£30, but the cast and the playwright are great so if you can splash out it will be worth it! Maybe give up alcohol for a few weeks then I’m sure your be able to grab a ticket for this!

 

 

 

 

 

Question time

This section is for any questions that you guys might have a burning desire to ask…

Charlie and I will endeavour to get them answered for you or help you to find out what you want/need to know…

John Byrne is a performing careers advisor, for the last 20 years he has coached over 1000 performers in varied fields from musical theatre, acting to comedy. He is offering you discount on one to one sessions. Sessions normally cost £50, in person or via Sypke, if you quote Actor Awareness he is offering a session for £20. http://ow.ly/NRxOH

Finally I thought I’d leave you with a quote that really inspires me…

‘To see the world in a grand of sand, and to see heaven in a flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in a hour,’

This particular quote always reminds me that as an artist, or an actor, that one has to see THAT something that others don’t and try to transform it into something beautiful, entertaining and inspiring; allowing you to transform  the ordinary to the extraordinary.

GO SEE…

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People always say how London is expensive and that the theatre is costly. Both are true, but if you are not seeing west end musicals or Nicole Kidman on stage there is plenty to watch at pocket friendly prices. Each month we aim to highlight shows and theatre productions that you can go to for less than the price of a cocktail in a swanky London bar!

Cuckoo Bang

Cuckoo Bang is a dynamic theatre company that produces provocative, insightful plays. The company look for emerging artists to platform work. They hold monthly meetings ‘Deli Meets’ @ Theatre Delicatessen , next meeting is November 16th, book your place at the meeting via

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/deli-meets-networking-for-emerging-artists-tickets-17807612047

IN MY HEAD is their current production and it is a bold, loud, funny, angry, touching and honest portrayal of mental health in the modern world. It is a part verbatim, part fictional exploration of those who struggle, those who help and those who fail to notice.

Cast includes:
Holly Mallett, Paul Huntley-Thomas, Elin Doyle, Dan Burman and Louise Trigg

Written and directed by Chris Mayo
Produced by Cuckoo Bang
Age guidance 14+
Running time 75 mins approx
Dates 9th – 14th November
Time 8pm

The Company are offering our readers 50% off ticket price. GO to http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-my-head-tickets-17636111083?ref=ebtn to book tickets and code is CUCKOO50

Theatre N16

Theatre N16 is a creative hub based in Balham. This wonderful theatre is an advocate of new writing and promoting arts of all backgrounds. They are not only offering 241 on their next theatre show, but they are also offering rehearsal space free off charge to our readers.

Book: http://www.theatren16.co.uk/ with Code: ACTORAWARENESS

Theatre 503

Theatre 503 is a fantastic venue. They have a new play running, ‘Rotterdam’, from 27th October-21st November 7.45pm and Sundays @ 5pm. Costs range from £12-£15 and on Sundays you ‘pay what you can” so you can end up paying as little as  £3. The play is set in New Year in Rotterdam. Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she’s gay, But before she can hit send, her girlfriend reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one.

The play is a bitter-sweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home. Jon Britain is a playwright, comedy writer and director. He co-created Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, was one of the Theatre 503 Five, has written on shows for Cartoon Network and directed both of John Kearns’ Fosters Award winning comedy shows.

https://theatre503.com/whats-on/

The Pleasance

To get your Shakespeare fix, ‘The Pleasance”, a fringe theatre in Islington is housing performances of:

The Winters Tale – 25th November-3rd December @ 2pm and 7pm

Macbeth- 26th November to 3rd December @ 2pm and 7.30pm

At £6-£10 that is cheap as chips (almost as good as The Globe)!

http://www.pleasance.co.uk

Canal Cafe

Canal Cafe in Little Venice is a fantastic venue for a cheap but thoroughly entertaining night. ‘NewsRevue’ is a renowned sketch show, which will leave you smiling and not out-of-pocket.

‘NewsRevue’ is a  live comedy show that runs at the Canal Café Theatre every Thursday – Saturday at 9.30pm and Sundays at 9pm. A fast-moving mix of sketches and songs, ‘NewsRevue’ propels you through the news and current events at breakneck pace – all-kicking, idol-burning comedy, updated every week by a crack team of writers.

Book tickets : http://www.canalcafetheatre.com (Quote Actor Awareness for discount)

Canal cafe is also the venue for our first scratch night so a big thank you to Adam Morley

Also worth a mention is that Royal Court Theatre has opened it’s season for 2016 and the amazing playwright Anna Jordan’s ‘Yen’ (Bruntwood award-winning) will be there. After a celebrated run in Manchester ‘Yen’, directed by Ned Bennett, transfers to the Jerwood Theatre (Upstairs) from Friday 22nd January – Saturday 13th February 2016. A Royal Court Theatre and Royal Exchange Theatre Production.

 

Scratch Night

Actor Awareness is all about finding talent that hasn’t had the chance or opportunity of finding its way to a stage or screen to show the world their story.

Several plans are in action to get people’s stories heard, scratch nights are something that is awesome for new writers and actors to be part of so they can grow their ideas, have a platform and get feedback.

The first scratch night is being held at The Canal café, this alone is awesome. Here at Actor Awareness we are fortunate to have the theatre interested in giving us space so the first night can forge forward. So if you are a budding writer with material that you feel you want to get feedback on, send your submissions into tomstocks0805@gmail.com or actorawareness@gmail,com. Submissions for December’s scratch night are till 7th November, the theme is working class.

The night will be 15 minutes slot for each act and at the end there will be chance for feedback from the audience, you can stick around after for a drink at the bar for more questions or praise ! In your submissions send your script, any props or stage set up that you would require, the more basic the better, but if you have something you think can work don’t be put off, but do look online at the space so you know what you’re working with.

http://www.canalcafetheatre.com

Get submitting!!!!