Cathryn Sherman opened last week in The Black Eye Club at the Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham. Opening night was also the 3rd anniversary of the theatre, so quite a celebration. The show is already getting good reviews including a 5* one from Remote Goat who say that Cathryn’s character “Sharon turns out to be a much more surprising and meaningful character than initially expected”. London Pub Theatres (4*) say that Cathryn “presents a scary picture of authority” and that “the role is played … very effectively, and only later in the play does Sherman show the soft edge of her character.” The show runs until 18th November.
Victoria Porter gave a very moving and nuanced performance in the monologue Sophie by Rob Young – an award winning writer whose previous commissions include the RSC, National Theatre, Papatango, Working Title, BBC and Channel 4. This was as part of The Scene at the Tabard Theatre with Get Over It Productions, with whom she is now in rehearsals for Jean Genet’s The Balcony. Victoria will be playing The Envoy, Arthur and The Executioner and the show will be performed at the Bread & Roses Theatre from 21st November until 2nd December.