In Eva Edo’s Wonder Girl at the Ovalhouse Theatre, pizzas, Pentecostal rhetoric and lost souls collide in the alternate realities of a young girl leaving the care system. Victoria plays Mary – in one world, a much harrassed juvenile counsellor and in the other, a plant-worshipping priestess guiding the galaxy to an uncertain fate.
We’re looking forward to catching one of the three performances.
We had a lovely trip to Bournemouth to see Victoria Porter in Dead Guilty at the Shelley Theatre, the last play in the The London Repertory Players summer season.
It was a great production and Victoria was brilliant in the lead role of Julia – and it’s not just us that think that. The review in Scene OnePlus says “As Julia Darrow, Victoria Porter is excellent, moving to and fro between confidence, assertiveness, vulnerability and confusion with real dexterity – and managing to sustain a consistency of characterisation that never wavers.”
Victoria Porter is currently rehearsing two plays in rep at the Shelley Theatre – Suddenly at Home by Francis Durbridge and Dead Guilty by Richard Harris.
Suddenly at Home opens this Thursday 16th August, and Dead Guilty next Thursday 23rd August – weekly rep is very hard work, but we know Victoria can do it, as she’s performed in long seasons of weekly rep in Sidmouth.
We wish you well, Victoria, and are looking forward to seeing you in Bournemouth.
We are very pleased to welcome Naomi Capron to the agency. Naomi is a fine actress with extensive credits in stage, screen and radio. You may have seen her recently as the family planning doctor in Call the Midwife!
We look forward to working with Naomi and putting her many skills to good use.
The Malestrom is a men’s lifestyle magazine, and they interviewed Hugo Myatt, mainly about his time in the cult children’s TV show Knightmare, which is still shown on Challenge TV. It’s a lovely interview, and gives some interesting insight about his career. http://themalestrom.com/talking-treguar-renowned-actor-knightmare-legend-hugo-myatt/
Cathryn Sherman is in a short play, Love and Sudden Death written by John Hill, as part of The Scene at the Tabard Theatre. It’s an evening of six snappy playlets at this west London venue on Sunday 8th April at 7.30pm. We’ve read the script, and it’s very funny, so we’re really looking forward to it. Break a leg, Cathryn!
Victoria Porter is now in rehearsals for Blue Moon by Maude Dromgoole. It’s a comedy about poker and a lupine apocalypse – part horror, part satire, part love story. Sounds like fun! It’s performing at the Bread & Roses theatre in Clapham from 9th – 13th Jan at 7:30pm and at the Crown Inn in Old Oxted from 15th-18th Jan at 8pm. We wish her well with it, and look forward to seeing it.
We are delighted to welcome Andrew Candish to the Darkling Agency and we look forward to your very busy future.
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.
Victoria Porter is currently rehearsing for 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. It’s the story of a woman who examines her life choices following an unexpected encounter with an old friend and will be performed on Monday 23rd at the Tabard Theatre.
Cathryn Sherman is in rehearsals for The Black Eye Club, a black comedy by Phil Charles. The play was selected anonymously out of over 450 submissions as the winner of The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award, the theatre where it will be performed from 1st – 18th November, Tuesday to Saturday. Cathryn plays an eagle-eyed security guard at a women’s refuge.
Next for Victoria is Jean Genet’s The Balcony, in which she will play The Envoy, Arthur and The Executioner. Set in a brothel as a country crumbles under revolution, the play takes a satirical look at society’s need for figureheads, as the clients of the brothel become the unlikely participants in reforming the establishment. This all-female ensemble will be at the Bread & Roses Theatre from 21st November – 2nd December.
It’s good to be busy!