Here are Jordan Stephens, Maddie Rice, Joe Johnsey and me, part of the cast reading Julie Bower's 'Death's Ex' at our first meeting of the Female Pilot Club at the Museum of Comedy in June 2019.
The Female Pilot Club Actors
We have had some astounding support from brilliant actors including Jordan Stephens, Arabella Weir, Robert Webb, Lucy Porter, Tom Bell, Greg McHugh, Amelia Bullmore, Rachel Stubbings, Amanda Wilkin, Isy Suttie, Dan Mersh, Tom Brittney, Amer Chad-Patel, Tracey-Ann Oberman, David Brain, Kerry Howard, Maggie Ohlerenshaw, Oliver Powell, Maddie Rice, Joe Johnsey, Anna Crilly, Vivienne Acheampong, Matt Lacey, Sindhu Vee, Laura Evelyn, Steve Oram, Sarah Hadland, Martin Trenaman, Louise Brealey and many many more.
Female Pilot Club
The Female Pilot Club is a regular night at the Museum of Comedy in central London. Writer-performer Kay Stonham and I set it up with Emily Chase doing the casting, in association with Comedy 50:50.
We stage public read-throughs of female-written pilot scripts, to amplify women's voices and help get great female-written comedies on telly where they belong.
We've staged four amazing sold out shows with in 2019 and 2020 with eight scripts by writers including Julie Bower (So Awkward) and Georgia Pritchett (Succession) and a successful mentoring scheme.
You can find out more about the club here. We're soon to announce the scripts to be performed on March 14th at the Jewish Comedy Festival at JW3. Buy tickets here. If you identify as a woman writer and want to be on our mailing list please sign up. You can find out more about Comedy 50:50 here.
If you want to listen to our brand-new Female Pilot Club Podcast you can listen here.
You can follow us @femalepilotclub. To find out more or join the Female Pilot Club mailing list go to femalepilotclub.co.uk