The forecast for Waterloo East this Friday and Saturday

Whoop 'n' Wail

As we shiver through a very chilly week here in London, we thought it would be a good time to give a big warm Whoop! to all the Represents…Desire actors who are working so hard in rehearsal this week, ahead of curtain up at Waterloo East Theatre on Friday.

A very big thanks to:

The casts of Heart’s Desire: Jonathan Akingba, Caroline Loncq, Georgina Panton & Isobel Wolff;

The Hidden Room: Radhika Aggarwal & Ariana Barnes

Three a.m.: Deborah Klayman & Charlotte Couture

Nice Jumper: Dani Moseley, Lizzie Bourne & Anyebe Godwin;

Would you let me finish?: Laura Garnier & Nichola Rivers; and

The Work-Love Balance: Rachel Dobell, Emily Stride & Lee White.

The forecast for Waterloo East this Friday and Saturday is widespread entertainment with a scattering of dark tales and a brightening up with joyful spells. Expect convivial…

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About Deborah Klayman

Deborah is an actress, musician, voice artist and writer based in the UK. She trained at the University of Northumbria, where she gained a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Performance, and at Drama Studio London (Postgraduate Diploma in Acting). Deborah has performed in the UK and overseas in a variety of roles which include Emilia in 'Othello' and Juliana Tesman in 'Hedda Gabler' in rep, Regan in 'King Lear', Mrs Pugh/Polly Garter in 'Under Milk Wood' and Fluellen/Alice in Henry V. An accomplished cellist and singer, the projects she undertakes frequently utilise her musical talents. Film and TV roles include: Geordie in a TV pilot for 'Dead Man's Cardy', Reporter in 'Mission London', Sarah in 'For Better or Worse', and Nurse Tremaine in 'Another Day. Deborah is also a successful voice artist, recording projects for companies such as M&C Saatchi/Silverfish Media, BP, Oxford University Press and The Scottish Sunday Express. Deborah is a talented writer, penning plays and screenplays primarily on issues surrounding social justice. Her first play, 'Janetarium', was one of three selected through the Traverse Theatre's Class Act project and was subsequently staged at the Traverse and published in Theatre Scotland Magazine. She later joined the theatre's Young Writers Group, and continued to write and devise plays throughout her university and drama school training. In 2005, she co-authored "Eve & Lilith" with Jessica Martenson which was produced at that year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2011, Deborah co-founded Whoop 'n' Wail Theatre Company with friend, collaborator and writing partner Ali Kemp. Their debut production, 'eXclusion', was produced in association with UK charity Women In Prison and toured to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, London's Waterloo East Theatre, and Bracknell's South Hill Park Arts Centre. Their latest venture, "Whoop 'n' Wail Represents...", showcases new writing that puts gender equality centre stage, working with even numbers of female and male writers and directors to stage plays that pass the Bechdel Test. Deborah was one of the Traverse Theatre's 'Traverse Fifty' (a year-long writing attachment in 2013), and Whoop 'n' Wail's play 'My Bloody Laundrette' recently won the Cambridge University Press "Channel the Bard" competition. View all posts by Deborah Klayman

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