Last week, we were excited to stage the second of our new Writers’ Company readthrough events, with an incredible cast performing a rehearsed read of Martyn Hesford’s very funny, all-female ensemble sitcom, THE GIRLS CLUB, which follows the lives and loves of a group of female friends living on a Manchester estate.
As well as bravely providing the sound effects of Elsie, a gin-loving King Charles Spaniel, the great Steve Bendelack (FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER, THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN, THE ROYLE FAMILY) directed a fantastic cast of actresses including Michelle Holmes, Paula Wilcox, Kathryn Drysdale, Maya Sondhi, Nicola Sanderson, Moya Brady, Abigail Thaw and Stephanie Hyam. Massive thanks must go to Gilly Sanguinetti, Annalisa Gordon & Isabella Riggs at The Artists’ Partnership for their help securing some of these talented ladies for us.
Guests – who enjoyed the brilliant combination of Prosecco and chocolate biscuits – included commissioners, producers and script editors from Channel 4, Big Talk, Tiger Aspect, Hat Trick, Hartswood Films, Mammoth Screen, Drama Republic, Bentley Productions, Red Planet, Retort and Left Bank, among others.
This was the second in this new series of events, following a successful read of Ian Puleston-Davies’ play, SHRINE TO THE COMMON GARDEN GNOME, in the summer. Produced, cast and hosted by us, we see these afternoons as a great chance to proactively engage the industry with our clients’ work in a new, fun and exciting way.
Watch this space for more!