So often in the industry, you plough all energy and effort into two pages of sides for an audition, don’t read a whole play from start to end, follow a characters’ journey, or read with fellow, invested actors rather than into a phone for a self-tape. At Aktualise we saw this and wanted to create more opportunities for collaboration and creativity. Aktualise Theatre decided to start facilitating script reading sessions for actors and writers as part of the R&D process. A simple, friendly meeting, coming together to read new plays from beginning to end with a post reading discussion.
We’ve been blown away by the interest for all of our readings to date, that have previously been held at the Lyceum Theatre (West End) and The Miller (London Bridge).
“Aktualise created a warm, safe and nurturing environment for me to hear my play aloud. The advice and support given was exceptional and I left feeling more confident in my writing and knowing where it needed improvement. I’m incredibly indebted to their work.” Ollie Clark, Playwright
"The script readings are a brilliant to read new works in a non-pressured & supportive environment. It is also a chance to meet fellow actors/theatre makers. Couldn't recommend it more!" Megan Smith, Actress