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Annual General Meeting (CaAPA members ONLY)

Last year, the Annual General Meeting took place at the CAA on 29 October following which we celebrated the forthcoming Canonisation of Pope John Paul II with readings of some of his work by CaAPA members, including “The Jeweller’s Shop”, which was also performed by Ten Ten Theatre at Westminster Cathedral Hall some years ago. Also taking part in the readings were Emily and Luke Murray, the son and daughter of our late member, Michael Murray. Mike also directed a performance of “The Jeweller’s Shop” during the visit to England of Pope John Paul 11 and we remembered him with love and gratitude during the evening. We also raised a small sum for the John Paul 11 Foundation for sport which was set up by Mgr Vladimir Felzmann, our Chairman of Trustees

Annual Dinner (CaAPA members ONLY)

We are very pleased to let you know that our guest of honour this year is Philip Talbot who is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Theatrical Fund.  He says – “The Royal Theatrical Fund offers support to all those actors in need and, more importantly, lets them know that they are not alone in their hour of need.” He has a wealth of experience in the theatre and also has many entertaining stories some of which we look forward to hearing.   Please ensure that you let me have your Application Form is now in the Members Area.

There will be a drinks reception commencing at 7 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 7.45 p.m.  Please make sure that you leave plenty of time to get to Allen Hall. 

Sir Alec Guinness Award – Students’ Evening (PRIVATE EVENT)

The Students’ Evening is held annually at the CAA (Club for Acts and Actors). A panel comprising a director, producer, casting agent, actor, representative from Equity and Spotlight hold a question and answer session for the benefit of final year students from accredited drama schools. They discuss and give advice on a variety of topics, including getting an agent, leaving drama school, keeping well informed, preparing for an audition, etc.

All information is sent to accredited Drama Schools. Final year students (only) are invited to demonstrate in a written application why they consider they are worthy of the Sir Alec Guinness Award, which will also be presented during the evening. The award comprises:

  • membership of the Actors Centre for one year,
  • membership of Equity for one year,
  • vouchers for classes at the Actors Centre for one year,
  • an entry in Spotlight (sponsored by Spotlight),
  • copies of The Stage Newspaper (sponsored by The Stage), also for one year,
  • membership of the Actors Centre (sponsored by the Actors Centre),
  • headshot by Michael Wharley, Photographer.