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October 2017

I’m thrilled to have been longlisted for Heretic Voices, a nationwide monologue competition, from 1,136 entries. Well, my hero is Alan Bennett…

https://www.hereticproductions.co.uk/

My short fiction, My City, was also recently selected as a winner by Spread the Word for their City of Stories competition. The short will be published in an anthology, and I’ll be reading at an event at Kingston Library on the 15th November.

October 2017

As Kathy Fenton in Autopsy: The Last Days of Gram Parsons.

Also, a spot of 1950s modelling “glamour” for the Fine Art Photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten…can’t imagine why no-one wears this style of swimming hat anymore?

July 2017

This month I sang on a charity single for So & So Arts Club’s Women and War Festival. ‘Rise Up,’ by Rob Castell, is a joyous world music celebration combining influences from around the globe, and proceeds go to the Farkhunda Trust http://www.farkhundatrust.org and the Dirty Girls of Lesvos http://dirtygirlsoflesvos.com/ amongst other very worthy causes. The single is available to buy here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/womenwarexodus

March 2017

You can see a rehearsed reading of my latest play The Sky at Night on Thurs 16th March 2017 at the So & So Arts Club, London Bridge:

The So & So Arts Club
Capital House – 4th Floor
42 Weston Street
London
SE1 3QD

7pm – 8.30pm

https://www.thesoandsoartsclub.com/event/the-sky-at-night-by-susan-hodgetts-rehearsed-reading/

The reading is FREE and all are welcome.

November 2016

As Polly Hewson, at Benjamin Franklin House

As Polly Hewson, at Benjamin Franklin House

August 2016

I’ll be playing Lucy in Cockroaches, an adaptation of Flight by Mikhail Bulgakov, as part of this year’s Camden Fringe Festival. Cockroaches is set in 1920 and 1921, towards the end of the Russian Civil War, and details the dying days of the White Army’s struggle against the rapidly advancing Red Army.

I’ll also be playing Polly Hewson at Benjamin Franklin House until the end of November 2016.

http://www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org/site/sections/about_house/historical.htm

April 2016

This month I’m delighted to be playing Charlotte / Miss Pratt in Lolita at the Barons Court Theatre :

https://billetto.co.uk/search?categories=theatre&text=lolita

and Mrs Hale in the rehearsed reading of Trifles, at the Pentameters Theatre, Hampstead (Sunday 10th April) :

http://www.pentameters.co.uk/WhatsOn.html

February 2016

I was honoured to read a couple of my poems at the Speak It! Hear It!  poetry night, part of the One Billion Rising Festival taking place at the Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham this month.

http://www.obrfestival.uk/about.html

The event was produced by Goblin Baby Theatre Co., organised and curated by Tessa Hart and the lovely Claire Booker.

October 2015

Thrilled to be part of the cast of Endurance, a new audio production for Word of Mouth Productions.

July 2015

You can catch me as Lady Lucan in Conspiracy: The Lord Lucan Dossier on

http://www.channel5.com/shows/conspiracy/episodes/disappearances

From minute 05.00 onwards – loved being a blonde!:)

As Lady Lucan in Conspiracy: The Lord Lucan Dossier

As Lady Lucan in Conspiracy: The Lord Lucan Dossier

June 2015

I’ll be featuring as Wallis Simpson in Conspiracy: The Nazi King on Channel 5 at 8pm this Friday, 19 June. Eddie and Mrs Simpson were a dastardly pair indeed! But oh, the style…

As Wallis Simpson in Conspiracies for Channel 5

On set as Wallis Simpson, Conspiracies, Channel 5

On set as Wallis Simpson, Conspiracies, Channel 5

May 2015

I was recently commissioned to take part in This Thing Called Artist Development on 22nd May 2015 at the Ovalhouse Theatre, a day of debates and discussions on the artistic process. I presented a 5 minute provocation on the difficulty of building a career as a ‘mature’ emerging playwright (which in theatre terms, means over the age of 26!)

http://www.ovalhouse.com/whatson/detail/this-thing-called-artist-development

May 2015

I had a great time modelling the fashions of a 1930s heiress for English Heritage at Eltham Palace, with TV’s lovely Ruth and Eve Goodman. If you’ve never seen me out of my jeans, I’m now into beautiful 1930s style capes!:) Enjoy!

 

May 2015

Five of my works for young audiences are now available for purchase on TreePress, a new online marketplace to connect schools and colleges with writing for young audiences.

You can find these works along with my profile page via the following link:

https://www.treepress.org/playwright/susan-hodgetts

April 2015

Thanks to all for a great night at The Space, especially the actors Llila Vis and James Killeen, and the organisers Limb2Limb Theatre, who created one of the highest quality scratch nights I’ve had the privilege to be part of.

A special shout out to the The Pappy Show (@pappy_show), an ensemble physical theatre company whose energy, talent and commitment blew the roof off! Hope to see more of those guys soon!

Llila Vis, James Killeen, Susan Hodgetts in Blinded By

Llila Vis, James Killeen, Susan Hodgetts in Blinded By at The Space, London

April 2015

I’ve written and will be directing a rehearsed reading of a new short piece, called Blinded By, as part of The Purpose of Living, a scratch evening in association with Limb2Limb Theatre Company. The performance takes place at 7.30pm on Sunday 12th April, at The Space, Isle of Dogs. Tickets are on a pay what you can basis:

https://space.org.uk/2015/03/30/the-purpose-of-living/

Blinded By is an ambitious new piece that combines music, theatre and poetry; exploring the fragility of our physical and inner worlds, it forces us to evaluate all that we hold dear.

I’ll also be performing in the piece, alongside Llila Vis and James Killeen.

I’m also thrilled to have been selected to take part in This Thing Called Artist Development on 22nd May at the Ovalhouse Theatre, a day of debates and discussions on the artistic process. I’ve been commissioned to present a 5 minute provocation/debate on the difficulty of building a career as a ‘mature’ emerging playwright (which in theatre terms, means over the age of 26!)

‘Join us for a day of discussion about this thing we call ‘artist development’. What it means, why it’s important, and could it work better?’ Ovalhouse Theatre, Fri 22 May, 10:00am.Tickets for the day are priced: Full £10.00; Concession: £6.00
Box office: 020 7582 7680

http://www.ovalhouse.com/whatson/detail/this-thing-called-artist-development

February 2015

A successful evening at the Tristan Bates Theatre, where Forget Me Not had a good reception. Thanks to all involved, and especially to Deer Park View, Teddington for the kind loan of the wheelchair.

James Lorcan in Forget Me Not, Tristan Bates Theatre

James Lorcan in Forget Me Not, Tristan Bates Theatre

February 2015

Enjoying rehearsals with James Lorcan, who is playing Geoff in Forget Me Not, a monologue that I’ve written for the FIRST festival of Solo Performance. Forget Me Not will be on at the Tristan Bates Theatre on Monday the 23rd February 2015, at 8.30pm.

Tickets can be booked via the following link:

http://tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/whats-on/first-2015-scratch-nights

This month I also had a great time working with Eddie St Jean and Annie Burkin on the feature film Blackout, which is now in post-production! Can’t wait to see the movie guys! http://www.blackoutmovie.co.uk/

With Annie Burkin on the set of Blackout

With Annie Burkin on the set of Blackout

Serious stuff on set!

Serious stuff on set!

I’m proud to be playing the role of Bee in Bathroom Secrets, as part of the UNHEARD Festival at the Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham, on 21st Feb. All profits go to nia, a charity that supports victims of domestic violence.

January 2015

Looking forward to working with James Lorcan, who will play Geoff in Forget Me Not, a monologue that I’ve written for the FIRST festival of Solo Performance. Forget Me Not will be on at the Tristan Bates Theatre on Monday the 23rd February 2015, at 8.30pm.

Tickets can be booked via the following link:

http://tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/whats-on/first-2015-scratch-nights

This month, I’m also delighted to join the cast of Blackout, directed by Eddie Saint-Jean. This feature length spine-chiller with a difference is now in pre-production. You can find more information about the film at http://www.blackoutmovie.co.uk/

December 2014

Exciting news! A new Talking Heads-style monologue that I’ve written will be showcased at the FIRST Festival of Solo Performance, at the Tristan Bates Theatre on Monday the 23rd February 2015. Forget Me Not tells the story of Geoff, a wheelchair-bound male with a dark secret. The festival is supported by Arts Council England.

July 2014

You can catch me in a performed reading of the short play Memory, by Jethro Dykes, on Weds 30th July. The reading will take place at the Looking Glass Cocktail Club in Shoreditch  http://www.lookingglasslondon.co.uk, at 7.30pm. Tickets can be booked via ticketweb: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/memory-tickets/132937.

I’m playing the lead, Melissa. See you there!

April 2014

Have just been to watch One performed by 4 of this year’s very talented graduates on the RADA Acting Foundation course. Great job guys, and wishing you all a very successful future!

December 2013

E-booklet launch

I’m proud to launch my first e-booklet publication, 10 Tips for Living Creatively in the Everyday. Please see the Publications tab of this website for further details on how you can purchase your copy.

10 Tips for Living Creatively in the Everyday - Cover Page Final Sale Version

RADA Commission

I’ve been commissioned by RADA to write a short play for their foundation course. Selected actors will perform the play at an end of year showcase, and I’ve been having a great time working with this year’s bunch!

A previous short play, Slash, has been performed at the showcase for the last 3 years.

November 2013

You can read my article here about what we can learn from the Brontës, published on the Faber Academy website.

September 2013

You can read my article here about using your imagination, published on the Faber Academy website.

May 2013

I was on Meridian Radio on Saturday 25th May on the Vivienne Lee Show (1-2pm), talking about my creative endeavours and six song choices.

Follow @meridianradio

February 2013

I’ve had an article published on the Faber Academy website – click here to read my tip on how to boost your writing skills – it may be easier than you think!