A Friend Of A Friend was founded to create opportunities for emerging creatives. We work with talented artists to bring their work to life, and create long-lasting relationships that promote professional development.
Based in Southwark, we use the city as our inspiration and our stage, creating site specific productions that ask questions and communicate with audiences on a personal level.
Sooz went to King’s College London to read Law & French Legal Practice. She is now Assistant Ticketing System Manager at Really Useful Theatres and has worked in West End Ticketing since 2014.
She founded A Friend of a Friend Productions in 2011 to create opportunities for writers and directors working in the West End to bring their work to the stage. Since then, AFOAF has continued to collaborate with artists from across theatreland, extending its reach to talented theatre-makers from around the world, whilst also delivering corporate services and workshops, as well as hands-on work experience for arts management/theatre students.
West End Technical Experience: School of Rock (New London), Kinky Boots, Made in Daghenham (Adelphi), American Idiot (Arts Theatre), Spamalot (Palace), The Lord of the Rings Musical, Oliver!, Shrek the Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), The Hurly Burly Show (Garrick) and Dirty Dancing (Aldwych).
Off West End: She assisted on the planning and PR of West End Stories (Jermyn Street Theatre) & acted as a production assistant and location manager on events for the British Red Cross & the Mayor of London. Technical credits include They Live In You (Churchill Theatre Bromley), Doctor Faustus (KCL Greenwood Theatre), FunBags Comedy (Cavendish Arms), plus the monthly burlesque night A Little Bag of Cabaret (Drayton Arms Theatre).
Stage Management credits include: the off-West End nominated production of Ondine (White Bear), the monthly Have a Grandee Monday & Sibling Productions’ Short Cuts 4: Metamorphosis & Short Cuts 5: All Hallows Eve (Hen and Chickens Theatre), plus Darker the Night (Camden Fringe, Hen and Chickens Theatre), Tiny Dog Productions’ Theatre Breaks (Fiddler’s Elbow), You Say Tomato! featuring London Gay Men’s Chorus and New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre and Union Chapel).