Initial Casting Set for West End Transfer of The Watsons, New Play Adapted from Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel

first_imgThe first slate of casting is here for the upcoming West End production of Laura Wade’s new drama The Watsons. Samuel West will direct the previously announced transfer from the Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory, set to arrive at the Harold Pinter Theatre on May 8 ahead of an opening night set for May 19.Heading the cast will be Grace Molony reprising her Evening Standard Award-nominated turn as Emma Watson, with fellow previous cast members Sam Alexander as Robert Watson, Sally Bankes as Nanny, Jane Booker as Lady Osborne, Elaine Claxton as Mrs Edwards, Ralph Davis as Lord Osborne, Tim Delap as Mr. Howard, Sophie Duval as Mrs. Robert, Louise Ford as Laura, John Wilson Goddard as Mr. Watson, Rhianna McGreevy as Margaret Watson, Elander Moore as Bertie, Paksie Vernon as Elizabeth Watson and Cat White as Miss Osborne.Picking up from an unfinished novel by Jane Austen, The Watsons follows Emma (Molony), nineteen and new in town, who has been cut off by her wealthy aunt. She needs to marry and fast, or be faced with a life of poverty and spinsterhood stuck in her humdrum family home. Luckily, she has plenty of prospective suitors asking to dance, from dashing socialite Tom Musgrave to the stinking rich, socially awkward Lord Osborne (Davis), but struggles with which partner to pick.The production will include scenic design by Ben Stones, lighting design by Richard Howell, sound design by Gregory Clarke, movement by Mike Ashcroft and music by Isobel Waller-Bridge.The Watsons is scheduled to play a limited West End engagement through September 26, 2020. Additional casting will be announced soon. View Commentslast_img read more

Law changed in Guyana to make credit reporting more effective

first_img Sharing is caring! NewsPoliticsRegional Law changed in Guyana to make credit reporting more effective by: Caribbean 360 – January 15, 2016 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share 70 Views   no discussions Minister of Finance Winston JordanGEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday January 15, 2016 – In a move to give financial institutions better access to information contained in financial transactions, the National Assembly has passed a more enabling legal framework, to allow for mandatory participation, with regards to the delivery of credit reporting services.The Credit Reporting (Amendment) Bill 2015 which was given the full nod by the National Assembly yesterday, is expected to strengthen and ensure the Credit Bureau functions effectively.Minister of Finance Winston Jordan, who brought the bill to the House, noted that there has been no impact nor benefit to the lenders, borrowers and economy as a whole, since the passage of the original bill and the subsequent establishment of the Credit Bureau.The Credit Reporting Act of 2010 governed the operations of the Credit Bureau in Guyana. It designated individuals and businesses as potential data subjects, which means that the bureau can maintain credit records of these entities in its database, which in turn will form the basis on which these subjects can prove their creditworthiness.But Jordan said that two years after its establishment, the bureau was having no impact on its intended beneficiaries because the legal framework to support the delivery of credit reporting services in Guyana was never put in place and credit reporting was not mandatory.The amendment, he noted, corrects that by mandating borrowers and lenders’ participation in the Credit Bureau’s operation.With the amendments, credit information providers are now required to submit a request to the Credit Bureau with the view of obtaining credit information. They are also now authorized to upload credit information to a licensed credit bureau without the consent of consumers.Minister Jordan said credit bureaus are essential elements of accounting financial infrastructure in any country, and an effective and efficient credit bureau would allow for broad access to credit, and support responsible lending.Former president Bharrat Jagdeo and other Opposition parliamentarians Irfaan Ali and Joseph Hamilton urged government to ensure that all the necessary infrastructure is in place.Caribbean 360last_img read more

Alab Pilipinas dumps Mono Vampire in ASEAN Basketball

first_imgAlso stepping up for the Philippinesquad was Nick Kick, who played his best game for Alab Pilipinas with 24 pointson 8-of-18 shooting from the field, 8-of-10 from the foul stripe. MANILA – San Miguel-Alab Pilipinashanded Mono Vampire of Thailand its first defeat in the ASEAN Basketball LeagueSeason 10 with a 96-73 home win at the San Juan Arena. Alab Pilipinas’ 7-foot-5 import SamDeguara torched his former team with double-double 20 points and 10 rebounds onTuesday night while also swatting three shots. Brandon Rosser chipped in 11 points. From a tightly contested match at thehalf, the Philippine team created distance in the third period for a 68-58 edgebefore opening the fourth quarter with a furious 16-0 run to put Mono away forgood. “Last time we played these guys, wewere outcoached and outplayed. It’s important for us to come back and show howmuch progress we’ve made the last four weeks,” said Alab head coach JimmyAlapag, recalling their 76-111 loss.center_img Tyler Lamb finished with 22 pointswhile Mike Singletary added 17 markers on a poor 4-of-12 from the field as theThailand based squad slumped to 3-1 in the standings./PN San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas’ Sam Deguara easily scores against a Mono Vampire defender. TIEBREAKER TIMES PHOTO Khalif Wyatt added 13 points, fiveassists, four rebounds, and two steals while Jason Brickman flirted with atriple-double with 10 assists, eight points, and eight rebounds. The Philippines notched its third winin four games.last_img read more