Who are The Fun Club?

The Fun Club are three red heads (one biological ginger, one henna-dyed, one from a bottle) who met on the MA Advanced Theatre Practice course at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. We collaborate in London or thereabouts. We met as students while walking round spaces and trying to figure out the meaning of life. We have not figured out the meaning of life but we have stepped closer to understanding our practice as individuals, and as an ensemble.

We improvise. We argue. We write. We dance. We laugh. We attempt. We fail.

All in the hope of understanding the complicated relationship between artist and spectator.

Our work is a mix tape ranging from the banal to the theatrical.

Alastair McPhail

Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, 2016/17.

Director, collaborator and performer. Co-Artistic Director of The Fun Club.

Prior to The Fun Club, I worked for the Year Out Drama Company and subsequently, The Comeback Company, in Stratford-upon-Avon. During my time there, I directed 5 major productions, as well as providing the sound design for many others.

As an assistant director, I have worked with John Nolan, Sarah Bedi and Matthew Warburton; including performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In 2014, I directed a series of immersive walks through the streets of London as part of the Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia Festival.

I have experience facilitating workshops in improvisation, adaptation and devising as well as one-on-one tuition.

Fun fact: I have a scissor-lift license.

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Sara Page

Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, 2016/17.

Choreographer, collaborator and performer. Co-Artistic Director of The Fun Club.

In addition to performing and devising for The Fun Club, I am Co-Artistic Director and Performer of contemporary dance and physical theatre company Trip The Light and Associate Artist for scope spark see, contributing performing, choreography and music composition skills for both companies. I am an experienced physical theatre and drama workshop facilitator for both adults and young people, and I also work as a private French and English language tutor.

I think outdoor rock climbing is much more pleasant and much less terrifying than rollercoasters.

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Franny Anne Rafferty

Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, 2016/17.
Director, collaborator and performer. Co-Artistic Director of The Fun Club. 

In addition to my work as a Theatremaker I facilitate workshops in new writing, audition technique, collaborative devising, & text based work for young people aged 16+; I am a drama practitioner working with keystage 2 & 3; and a guest speaker for undergraduate programmes on the topic of Creative Producing in London.

Prior to becoming a full time practitioner I worked on the general management of several West End and touring productions; as a producer in subsidised repertory theatre; and I am experienced in casting for theatre, and the management of child performance licensing.

My top five animals are owls, unicorns, penguins, sloths & pandas. 

Work enquiries: FARdirector@gmail.com

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Alex Lui

Alex is a Producer and Theatre Maker based in London. He has previously studied a BA in Contemporary Theatre Studies, having been mentored by academics and theatre makers such as: Tim Etchells (Artistic Director of Forced Entertainment), Andrew Quick (Artistic Director of Imitating the Dog) and Karen Jüers-Munby (International Dramaturg).

After his BA in Contemporary Theatre, he undertook an MA in Creative Producing at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, as an accelerated professional development course into the industry where he met ‘The Fun Club’.

Alex has worked with solo artists, companies and producing venues. These include being the Associate Producer of Rhum and Clay’s Testosterone, Marketing and Producing Intern for Camden People’s Theatre, Tour Booker and Assistant Producer for 1927’s Golem (2017) and as the Programmer for Gilded Balloon and Gingzilla Presents: Late Night Lip Service. He is currently a member of Artsadmin’s ‘Young Professionals Youth Board’ and produces for ‘Gingzilla’, ‘I don’t love you anymore’ and ‘The Fun Club'.