Reviews & Testimonials
What a great opportunity to be involved in the workshopping of a new script. This is vastly different from being involved in a ‘rehearsed reading’. Having a voice in the creative process is exciting and inspiring and the ease of networking in this environment is invaluable. Thank you so much and hope to be involved again soon.Michelle McKay
I was invited to take part in Sunday Surgery in June. Following a 2 hour rehearsal with the other actors, the writer and director, the excellent piece of new writing, ‘Factory Settings’, was performed in front of industry attendees. As an actor, I really enjoy performing new, exciting writing, and having the opportunity to meet other creatives in a workshop / networking environment was very rewarding and enjoyable. Thank you for the opportunity Lennnie, and I hope to be involved in Surgery Surgery again.Maria Cole
Script Development Workshop. I found it very interesting and your skilful directing really played a great part in keeping all actors constantly occupied.The whole day was very productive and enjoyable. I also found that it is a great experience for an actor to take part in script development work as they get a greater insight into a character and relationships within the story. Fantastic experience!Maria Tophunts
Sunday Surgery is a wonderfully presented day of new works showcasing talented writers and actors. These types of workshops are so important, and I want to thank the Msft and Csft teams for allowing a place for artistry to happen.Melissa Hunnyb Veszi
The event (Sunday Surgery) was really well run, the people involved were engaged and open to feedback, there was very positive energy, which was great to be around, and there were thought provoking conversations about the pieces presented and possibilities for future work and collaboration. Useful, enjoyable: recommended! Thank you.Eve Parmiter
I really enjoyed being part of the Sunday Script Surgery. I saw some really interesting and thought provoking pieces. I had my play work-shopped which was done with empathy, professionalism, passion and humour. I had committed actors and an incisive director. I also had invaluable comments from the audience as I was having problems with one scene in particular. Lots of food for thought. Will be definitely going there again.Charlotte Jennings
Just attended a Sunday Surgery and loved it! Was a great way to meet other industry professionals and work on new and up and coming material.Alexander John Forman
Had an awesome time at Sunday Surgery over the weekend – a great opportunity for actors to act, directors to direct, creatives to network and for writers to see their work on its feet and open to ideas and changes that you couldn’t implement with words stuck on the page. Great idea and a friendly and supportive space for all.Megan Christina Affonso
SundaySurgery is a great opportunity for any actor, director or writer. Working on new writing in such a unique way gives you the chance to be creative and ultimately help mould the final piece of work. I would highly recommend it!Evie Killip
Sunday Surgery is a fantastic event. As a director, it gives the opportunity to flex our creative muscles in a time-dependent environment, collaborate with writers, and work with good actors. The casting is always excellent – Lennie really has a skill for matching people with good chemistry, and Louise holds the space in a way that welcomes and fosters creativity. It’s also a good opportunity to meet other industry people in the most natural, non-“networky” way – by working with them. Highly recommended!Yolanda Barker
An invaluable workspace for writers. A lot of care goes into finding the right director and cast which means that the four hour workshop really hits the ground running and the results are brilliant. The cast and director for my piece could not have been better and, after seeing it in these talented hands I know exactly what needs to be done with it. The spirit of the day is constructive development and I couldn’t think of a more postive environment. Writers get those scripts in…Sunday Surgery allows you to locate the essence of your writing and elevate it up to where you want it to be.Sarah Thomas
Sunday Surgery is a fantastic idea! I heard about Sunday Surgery from a friend who directed there for a few sessions. As I mostly work as a director of animation, I was eager to get more experience working with actors. The Surgery is a perfect environment for ‘learning on the job’. Although intensive, the surgery is such a playful environment, where you can get things wrong and test out new ideas. I learned a lot from working with the script writer and actors. The actors that are selected are of a high standard, and it was very easy to work with them. I also found the discussions after viewing the performances to be very expansive. You can instantly tell if something on the page works or not when seeing the actors perform, and having instant feedback from peers is invaluable. Brilliant! Makes me want to come back with a script of my own to get the Sunday Surgery treatment. Thank you Lennie and Louise for the professional and smooth running of this workshop.Claire Winter
I wasn’t sure what to expect when told I was involved with SundaySurgery, but can now safely say that I am overjoyed to have been asked. Such a fantastic opportunity to not only exercise the acting muscle, but to collaborate and take direction from different writers and directors, to network with producers and actors, to observe and to contribute feedback too. There was a friendly, welcoming family atmosphere that I’d be delighted to join in with time after time!Sam Woodhams
Had a great time attending Sunday Surgery as director on April 30th. Met some wonderful artists, a collaboration has already been established and it is a great way to exercise your creative muscles. Highly recommended!Cory Haas
I have found SundaySurgery to be an incredibly useful workshop, so much so that I’ve returned to it consecutively for the last three months.
I needed to find a positive atmosphere where I could meet other people and work on new writing, and this workshop has really opened doors for me. I have met some great actors, writers and directors all of whom are now personal contacts and have projected their interest with working with me again.
The day works very smoothly with plenty of time to meet your team, rehearse your piece and then perform it in front of the group – all of whom are very receptive and warm to the fact that these pieces have been created from scratch.
One of the most interesting parts of the day is the feedback session, where each piece is completely open for everyone’s opinion. You can share with the writer what you enjoyed or what you didn’t, each opinion helps the writer and is constructive.
But my favourite part of SundaySurgery is the pub afterwards – it’s a very informal way of introducing yourself, it’s relaxed and friendly.
Networking…without the cringe factor. After being asked to come to Sunday Surgery I arrived with an amount of trepidation and excitement, after all, I was going to act in a play. As I walked in I bumped into a nice group of people who were going to be in the same play as me…instantly all that trepidation went away ‘ this is going to be a good experience ‘. After a short intro we all went off to our various areas and Rachel introduced herself as our director and Richard as the writer…then we were into a readthru. In the space of just two hours , we had , read it , worked through some writing changes ,Rachel blocked it , gave us direction, did a couple of runs..then we were asked to perform it….terrifying wasn’t the word. I started to get nervous , but why , we could have the script in front of us , it wasn’t off book…just those little acting nerves popped up..but then we were into it and it was done.
After the performance people made comments about the script , the characters , the actual premise of the play and Richard got some great positive feedback…and we felt we did a good job and what a ‘rush’ . I got a chance to meet new actors , writers , producers , agents , other invited industry guests AND work on new material and have the chance to play something that maybe I wouldn’t normally..that to me is the best way to do ‘networking’.
My play Bullet Hole was developed with SundaySurgeryScripts, and this was also the platform where I met my future Director who would eventually become the creative who lead the show to a full production at the Camden Fringe Festival.
The play garnered critical acclaim, a packed out house, and many Theatre practitioners from the best affiliate theatres in London who were interested in seeing the show and these relationships came under the umbrella of SundaySurgerys’s industry marketing service.
I have to say this is a wonderful company, they offer the writer an opportunity to workshop the script and find potential creative teams, they Quality assure the script from an industry standard perspective and offer suggestions on how it could be improved for an audience, they offer an industry marketing campaign, and they support the writer throughout the run and the aftermath also. Check this review, remember SundaySurgery is responsible for matching the writer and Director together.Gloria Idahota Williams
Love being a part of Sunday Surgery, I have directed two pieces now – both have been gripping and have very strong themes and messages attached. Sunday Surgery is a great way for directors to work with new writing, meet new actors and work with exciting writers! I would definitely recommend this to writers, actors and directors a great way to develop, learn and be creative in four jam packed hours!Josh Whatsize
This was my second Sunday Surgery and it just keeps on getting better! Connected and networked with a wide range of actors, directors, writers and agents. It’s the best way for any actor to spend a Sunday.Amanda Lara Kay