In 2016, as part of their Shakespeare 400 commemorations, Cambridge University Press invited submission of short plays inspired by the works of the Bard. Ali Kemp and Deborah Klayman of Whoop ‘n’ Wail Theatre Company submitted their short play, My Bloody Laundrette to the “Channel the Bard” competition, and were delighted to win! The full interview and playscript can be found here. An Interview with Whoop ‘n’ Wail Theatre Company Deborah Klayman & Ali Kemp (L-R). Photo credit
This time next week we will be preparing to go on stage at the studio at South Hill Park. Debs and Ali popped down there this week to say hello to everyone. It was Ali’s first visit and she was particularly impressed by the vibrant atmosphere and beautiful location. Debs met with many old friends as she has worked there before on The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry V. They hooked up with eXclusion’s director Paul Taylor, fresh from performing in Cinderella and still covered
Well our time at Waterloo East Theatre sadly came to an end on Sunday. We would like to thank Gerald Armin and all at the theatre, who made us feel so welcome. Also a big thanks to Gareth Radcliffe and Beth-Louise Priestley for stepping in to help out with the tech side of things. Most importantly – a big shout out to all who came to see the show and who gave us some great feedback. Check out the review for eXclusion in the Southwark News http://www.southwarknews.co.uk/arts/
We have enjoyed this last week very much at Waterloo East Theatre and in particular our gala night on Thursday. A big thank you to Rachel Halford from Women In Prison, Leah Thorn and Michael Holland for joining us on stage afterwards for a very interesting and stimulating post show discussion. Leah rounded off the evening beautifully with some very moving and uplifting poetry written by some of the women that she’s worked with in the prison system. It was also wonderful to se
eXclusion has had an exciting first week at the Waterloo East Theatre! If you haven’t managed to make it to the show don’t despair as there are two more weeks to go, followed by a week in December at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell! http://www.waterlooeast.co.uk/exclusion.html #WaterlooEastTheatre #WhoopnWail #RakeshMohun #DeborahKlayman #AliKemp #WomeninPrison #PaulTaylor #eXclusion
eXclusion is now into it’s run at the wonderful Waterloo East Theatre and we have had a lovely response from our audiences. We would like to extend our thanks to Gerald Armin and everyone at Waterloo East, we have been made to feel really welcome. We would also like to thank our brilliant technical crew, without whom, there would be no show. Great work all. We were featured in yesterday’s Wharf newspaper. You can read the interview with Ali and Deborah by clicking on this lin
Well we are all set for our opening night at Waterloo East Theatre tomorrow night Tuesday 8th November. It was great to get back into it in rehearsals last week and to get to know the wonderful space at Waterloo East. We were back in there today for the tech and can’t wait to go up tomorrow. We are also thrilled to announce that we will be having a gala night on Thursday 17th November with a Q&A after the show with Women In Prison and other fabulous invited guests, to discuss
Caught the end of an interesting programme on radio 4 this evening that ties in with eXclusion. Reporting the Law was discussing media coverage of the judicial process and how this is increasingly leading to ‘trial by media’. You can catch it again on Saturday 29th October at 10.15pm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01684k6 #AliKemp #DeborahKlayman #eXclusion
We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for eXclusion at Waterloo East Theatre. Book now to avoid disappointment at http://www.waterlooeast.co.uk/ (no booking fees, whoop!). 8th – 27th November 2011 (not Mondays) Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 5pm
The running time is 65 minutes so plenty of time to go to the pub or for dinner to discuss the play afterwards!
Tickets are £12 and £10 concessions, which includes Equity members.
On Friday 11th November we are having a
BREAKING NEWS! With the Edinburgh Festival run under our belts it is time to bring eXclusion to London! Whoop ‘n’ Wail are proud to announce they will be presenting eXclusion at the Waterloo East Theatre in November 2011, followed by a week at the South Hill Park Studio Theatre in Bracknell in December 2011. Tickets are available from Waterloo East with NO BOOKING FEE!
Group discounts available for Schools/Colleges 8-27 Nov: Waterloo East Theatre: 0207 928 0060 / www.waterl
Since its inception, eXclusion has had an uncanny knack of fitting the news story of the day, keeping it both current and relevant. From rehearsing scenes about a disaffected young offender during the London Riots and performing the piece (which comments on reality TV ) during the launch of the new series of X Factor, eXclusion – a play which addresses the incarceration of women and Trial By Media – now has its English premiere in the wake of the Amanda Knox trial. With m