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Between Friends presented by Another Way Theatre - 24th/25th July 2021

A MIdsummer Night's Dream in Queens Park, Caterham 2012
The Seagull 2015 with Stephen Blakely & Clare Chater
Hamlet 2018 with Dan Avery as Hamlet
Hamlet 2018
Antony & Cleopatra 2013 at The Minack Theatre
Olympus The Musical 2012 - BBC News broadcast, produced with Good Company
Hamlet 2018 - Dan Avery
Twelfth Night - Middle Temple Hall 2011
Elephant of My Heart 2016
Performances at The CAUSEWAY HALL
24th JULY at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
25th July at 5pm

Another Way Theatre

Another Way Theatre was set up by Chris & Nicky Chambers in 2010. Shakespearean productions include Twelfth Night at The Middle Temple Hall, The Space & Hoxton Hall - A Midsummer Night's Dream on the swings in Queens Park, Caterham - Much Ado About Nothing for RSC Openstages at Questors Theatre - Antony & Cleopatra & Hamlet which both played at The Caterham and Purley Festivals as well as touring to The Minack Theatre, Cornwall.

Other Shakespeare based productions include Smorgas-bard (David Gold's Open Gardens 2014/2015) & Shakespeare In Shorts (2016/2017/2019 Azille, France).

AWT are especially keen on developing new musical theatre (such as Olympus 2012), and theatre for young audiences. In 2014 AWT toured The Wabbit King - an original musical for families with puppetry, and in 2016 AWT collaborated on Elephant of My Heart, which toured to The Edinburgh Festival. They recently produced a London showcase of a new musical version of Gulliver's Travels, after which a complete production was mounted by Chichester University in 2017.

Other recent productions include the comedy, Recital by Christopher Owen. They will be returning to The Minack Theatre in JUNE 2022 with Jane Eyre, following acclaimed previous productions of Antony & Cleopatra, The Seagull & Hamlet.

Another Way Theatre present

BETWEEN FRIENDS

The past stalks the present in this gripping drama set in the recent past with the world in a state of flux. Helen and Paul have escaped to the comparative calm of Esher, where they’re happy. Pretty much. Their two girls are settled in school and it’s good to grow your own vegetables. Helen has their future all mapped out, unaware that their lives are about to implode when Laura, an old friend from another life, turns up unannounced on their doorstep......

CHARACTERS

HELEN LEVY - Nicky Chambers

LAURA WYMAN - Sarah Diamond

PAUL LEVY - Chris Chambers

Directed by The Company

SCENES

Act 1

SCENE 1 - The Levy's kitchen - Summer, midday

Scene 2 - Two hours later

Scene 3 - 6.30pm

Scene 4 - Later that night - 9.40pm

Act 2

Scene 1 - After midnight

Scene 2 - The next day, afternoon.

CAST

Hamlet 2018 - Minack Theatre Tour
NICKY CHAMBERS

Nicky was inspired to train as a professional actress after playing Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in 1996. Graduating from Drama Studio London in 1998 work as an actress includes When We Were Married, Funny Money and Absent Friends (Jill Freud’s Summer Theatre, Southwold), Mr & Mrs Schultz (The Watermill & Croydon Warehouse), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Drama Group Europe touring Spain), Out in The Garden (Finborough), The Amazing Birthday (Polka Theatre), Henry V (The Union Theatre), Girls Night Out and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Croydon Warehouse), Born To Run (Farnham Maltings Tour), Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be (King’s Head), Uncle Ebenezer – A Christmas Carol (Battersea Arts Centre), The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (Antic Disposition), and Little Women The Musical (The Lost Theatre). She met Chris in 2005 performing at The Scoop, London in The Steam Industry’s Treasure Island and Children of Hercules having previously appeared in their productions of Agamemnon, Androcles & The Lion and The London Nativity. The result of their union produced their best production yet, their daughter, Rosie and soon after her arrival they decided to set up their own theatre company, Another Way. This isn’t the first time she’s played opposite her husband – other times include as Lady Macbeth, Mary Gulliver, Titania and Cleopatra as well as acting alongside both Chris and Rosie (who was the lead aged 9) in The Elephant of My Heart at The Edinburgh Festival as well as several Shakespeare productions. Her favourite performance space is the world famous Minack Theatre in Cornwall, firstly as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz in 1992 and much later with Another Way as Cleopatra in Antony & Cleopatra and most recently as Gertrude in Hamlet and she is very excited to be going back this summer in Our House The Musical and next year in Another Way’s Jane Eyre. She is thrilled to finally be performing Between Friends having wanted to produce this wonderful play since 2017 and as two of its characters happen to be husband and wife it seemed the ideal production to rehearse during social distancing restrictions! She would like to thank the writers and The Causeway Hall for enabling Another Way Theatre to help get theatre back into the community again.

CAST

Shakespeare-In-Shorts
SARAH DIAMOND

Sarah is a native New Yorker. She has lived in London since 2001. She is a graduate of Columbia University, Kings College and LAMDA. She is thrilled to be performing again with Another Way Theatre - the last time was in Shakespeare in Shorts in a vineyard in France! Some of Sarah's previous performances include Mary Warren in The Crucible directed by Joseph Murray in Oxford and Edinburgh, and the Queen in The Full Moon in March directed by Ilan Reichel at the Pentameters Theatre, London. She has had her own plays produced : notably Wolf Game at The Union Theatre directed by Helen Eastman and I Live in Tribeca at The White Bear, directed by Michael Longhurst. She has collaborated with the composer Tom Armstrong and written the libretto for his oratorio commissioned for the opening of the Crossness Pumping Station Museum. Recently, several of her poems have been published by Live Canon. Sarah teaches Drama and English and is the proud mother to Zoe and Hannah. She would like to dedicate this performance to her mother, Marie Josephine Diamond (1945-2017).

CAST

Anthony & Cleopatra - Minack Theatre Tour
CHRIS CHAMBERS

Chris is an actor, writer, director & musician. He studied at Cambridge University and trained at LAMDA. He has worked as an actor for Birmingham Stage Company (Skellig/The Firework Maker's Daughter), Bolton Octagon (Robin Hood), Theatre Rites (In One Ear), Polka (All Join In), Oxford Stage Company (Hamlet/Twelfth Night), The Scoop (Treasure Island/Children of Hercules/The London Nativity), Another Way Theatre (Antony in Antony & Cleopatra/Trevor in Recital/Shakespeare-in-Shorts & Smorgasbard). As a writer he has had a number of musicals produced, both as book-writer and composer/lyricist - including Gulliver's Travels (Alexandra Theatre, Bognor Regis), Elephant of My Heart (Edinburgh Festival), Olympus (Ashcroft Theatre & Minack Theatre), Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (ADC Theatre), Snow White/The Wizard of Oz (The Arc) & The Wabbit King (Tour). Directing credits include Guys & Dolls (CIT), Cyrano de Bergerac (ADC), Twelfth Night (Middle Temple Hall), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Caterham Festival), Antony & Cleopatra/The Seagull/Hamlet & Olympus The Musical (Minack Theatre) . He is hugely looking forward to directing Jane Eyre at The Minack in June 2022.

Chris is currently Head of Drama Productions at Trinity School in Croydon, where recent shows have included Joseph, Oliver, Treasure Island, Cyrano de Bergerac & The Importance of Being Earnest.

WRITER

Carolyn understudied Vivien Leigh in Twelfth Night for The Old Vic. Patrick Stewart was also in the cast. Directed by Robert Helpmann.

Carolyn Pertwee

Carolyn Pertwee – Following a successful acting career on both stage and TV Carolyn turned to writing with almost instant success. Her TV sitcom Rosie and Dud was first commissioned by the late John Howard Davis and then later sold to Warner Sisters and her first stage play For the Love of Art, a 30-minute black comedy was produced at The BAC in a season of new writers. Her first full-length play, A Very Private Matter was selected for the Wandsworth Arts Festival. Carolyn developed her award-winning short play, The Beautiful Couple into a Radio Four afternoon play with Julia McKenzie and Ronald Pickup. It was the pick of the day and week in the national press. Sexologically Speaking, a quartet of plays sold out for its run at the OSO. Her book of short stories, Feeling the Fear and other intriguing tales, is available on Amazon. Evesdropping, an anthology of short stories, recently published, also available on Amazon, contains three of Carolyn’s stories. Carolyn wrote the book for the musical revue, A Bowl of Cherries starring Gary Wilmot at The Charing Cross Theatre. Life Changes, due to go on at the OSO in March 2020 but, due to Covid, was postponed and rescheduled to go on this October.

Past Forward her latest play is published by Stagescripts along with her other plays.

Ros and Carolyn met at a writers’ group in Hammersmith. They admired each other’s writing and decided to work on a project together. They had a meeting and presented two ideas each and decided to go with one of Carolyn’s, which then led to “Between Friends.” It went on at the OSO ARTS Centre in Barnes, London and sold out for its week’s run. It later had a rehearsed reading at the Jermyn Street Theatre.

Carolyn says that the idea was sparked off by something that happened within a close-knit group of South African friends living in Earls Court, which she kept close to her chest but could never forget…

WRITER

Rosalind Adler

Rosalind Adler is an actress and writer. She co-produces The Comedy Project at Soho Theatre, a showcase for new comedy writing. Her two-hander Sympathy Pains ran as part of Park Theatre’s opening season in London in 2013. This year, she and co-writer Lea Sellers are resuming talks with Park about a run of their play Holy Fool (about Dmitri Shostakovich). Ros’s solo shows are Jubilate! (Times Critics’ Choice Pleasance Edinburgh) and Lol - about internet dating. At Theatre 503 in London she produced a short run of Three Writers Walk in a Forest, six playlets inspired by fairy tales. Production company Talkback picked that up, and also her radio series Judgement Day. In the last couple of years, Ros has appeared in Eastenders, HBO’s The Never's, Warner Brothers’ Ted Lasso (series 2) and, most recently, Baby Cow’s new series for BBC 2 The Witchfinder.

www.rosadler.com

SET DESIGNER

The Causeway Hall
JILL 'WIGGY' WILSON

Wigs is glad to be back doing some real live theatre again. Her regular stage design work with S4K International and live event work with Boo Productions dried up for obvious reasons during the pandemic, although Boo have been developing a good range of virtual events such as murder mysteries and drag shows which have involved designing and dressing some interesting sets - either full of clues and red herrings, or else deliciously camp!

She has designed several shows for Another Way Theatre including two at her favourite place - The Minack Theatre, Cornwall - and can't wait to get back there again soon with the Mitre Players production of Our House (fingers crossed!). And all being well there will be the much postponed Surrey Opera production of Don Giovanni at the Minack next year, as well as Another Way's Jane Eyre, and possible sets for Sennen based Illyria (anything for a Cornwall fix!)

LIGHTING DESIGNER & PRODUCTION MANAGER

ALISTAIR LINDSAY

Alistair is delighted to be re-joining his friends, Chris and Nicky Chambers for their production of Between Friends. Alistair has a varied list of credits from working for LW Theatres to producing one of Stiles and Drewe's critically acclaimed Three Little Pigs. Alistair is extremely pleased to be back on his own territory lighting designing and production managing this wonderful piece of theatre. Alistair would like to thank Another Way Theatre for their constant support and friendship over the past 12 or so years!

STAGE MANAGER

LOUISE HARTER

Louise is a Theatre Practitioner and Stage Manager. She studied at the BRIT School Of Performing Arts and then at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has worked on many shows and community projects around London, Hong Kong and Melbourne. Louise is passionate about making theatre inclusive and accessible to all. She stage managed Elephant of My Heart at The Edinburgh Festival and has recently stage-managed The Unusual Theatre Company on a tour of Stiles & Drewe's The Three Little Pigs.

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Hamlet 2018
EMILY FRANKS

Emily has just finished her drama A Level a year early and is currently doing work experience as an assistant stage manager. This is her first show with Another Way, and she has mostly worked in Guides and school shows before, and would like to work in costume design in the future. This is also her first time working backstage and is enjoying it. She is currently applying to different universities for drama or costume design courses.

VIDEO DESIGN

RICHARD BURDEN

Richard has extensive experience in Sound and Video Design. He will be filming and editing Between Friends with a view to streaming as a Stagescripts Productions Live Performance at The Edinburgh Fringe this year.

RADIO ANNOUNCERS

LUCY ADAMS & ESME BRAY

SET CONSTRUCTION

RAY LOCKE, GEORGE LAZELL & 'WIGGY' WILSON

PROMO VIDEO

"FUNNY, TOUCHING WITH A TWIST AT THE END OF EVERY SCENE" - GYLES BRANDRETH

ARTWORK

THE BUMP

Painted by Chris Chambers for use in the play

Thanks to David Waters of Stagescripts Ltd; Staff and Porters at Trinity School, Croydon; Julia Ascott, Dennis & Elaine at The Causeway Hall and all their helpers and volunteers.
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Another Way Theatre
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