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July 2017

PlayWROUGHT New Writing Festival #5

24/07/2017–30/07/2017

PlayWROUGHT is the Arcola’s week-long festival of new writing. For our fifth edition, 14 writers take part in the largest PlayWROUGHT ever!

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August 2017

Opera Mouse

06/08/2017

Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Don’t miss this Sunday morning spectacular for young children and adults alike.

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V

13/08/2017

Inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night , V is a devised musical by young people aged 14-25 from Arcola’s award-winning Creative Engagement department.

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DEVISING THEATRE- CONSENTING ADULTS

22/08/2017–26/09/2017

This six-week intensive course is designed for people interested in developing skills in devising theatre. The course aims to introduce its students to varied techniques, methodologies, theories and practices involved in devising theatre. This course is indispensable for anyone wishing to perform at the next level, pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in this field. Specifically you might be teacher, have your own company, work as a solo artist in the live arts sector, direct or perform…

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IMPROVISATION FOUNDATIONS – CONSENTING ADULTS

23/08/2017–27/09/2017

This six-week course will guide you through the fundamentals of improvisation. You will learn how improvisation can be used as a powerful and playful tool for exploration and discovery in a safe, nurturing and fun environment. Drawing on the techniques of actor and teacher John Abbot, you will be guided through games, exercises and scene work to build your confidence and develop your spontaneity. You will discover how improvisation enriches and enlivens the creation of characters and relationships in this…

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BURLESQUE AND NEOBURLESQUE- CONSENTING ADULTS

24/08/2017–28/09/2017

Exploring all facets and history of Burlesque, from vaudeville to Vegas, this course is for all bodies, all genders, all ages! Over six sessions we will dive into dance, theatrics and the sensual world of solo burlesque performance!  The course will introduce beginners and those with some experience to cabaret and burlesque, exploring its history, variety and performance roots. You will cover pace, presentation, dance, devising, lip syncing and more, culminating in special showcase for an invited audience. This workshop…

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September 2017

ACTING AND AUDITION TECHNIQUE- CONSENTING ADULTS

04/09/2017–09/10/2017

Improve your acting skills with this six week intensive module. Explore different ways of approaching text in order to help you build a character.  Discover how to create a backstory and history for any role. Find out how to make your audition stand out from the rest using professional techniques. If you’re thinking about applying to drama school, looking to improve your chances at auditions or refresh your skills, this intensive short course is an excellent way to gain the…

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October 2017

ACTING 101 – CONSENTING ADULTS

30/10/2017–04/12/2017

Always wanted to give acting a try? This is your chance. Acting 101 will introduce you to the fundamental tools of the acting experience in a fun, supportive, dynamic and empowering atmosphere. Explore and apply Acting Techniques in a variety of contexts. Develop skills in voice and movement, and explore spontaneity and characterisation. Respond to text, work collaboratively and develop a specific approach in developing your performance skills. Analyse text using Stanislavski method of script analysis, develop your characterisation through…

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WRITING FOR THE STAGE – CONSENTING ADULTS Copy

31/10/2017–05/12/2017

Writing for the Stage will enable budding playwrights to create their first draft of an original, one act play. Over the course of six-weeks, the group will focus on a different instrument in the playwright's toolbox - from crafting dialogue and constructing characters, to structuring your play and finding a dramatic form. These sessions will provide a friendly and supportive environment for early-career playwrights. Each two-hour workshop will involve a mixture of practical exercises, lively discussion and script readings. There…

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November 2017

INTRO TO PHYSICAL THEATRE – CONSENTING ADULTS

01/11/2017–06/12/2017

This six week introduction to Physical Theatre will introduce you to a range of skills inspired by the teachings of Jacques Lecoq. Working towards a liberated body of physical expression we will work through basic techniques of Physical Storytelling including Mime, Ensemble work, Elements, Movement and Devising. This course is ideal for any performers looking to expand their physical vocabulary and build their ability to embody a character. It is also an opportunity to work in a supportive ensemble through…

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INTERMEDIATE ACTING – CONSENTING ADULTS

02/11/2017–07/12/2017

Designed for those who have completed a beginner level acting technique course or have relevant experience, this course focuses on in-depth character and scene analysis. Undertake challenging acting exercises to develop emotional truth and perform complex scenes with confidence. In this six-week course, you will further develop performance skills such as establishing consistency in the delivery of scene work, creating an openness in your approach to offers and the work and deepen your ability to be present in the moment.…

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