As we cannot meet together for a while yet we decided to try out Zoom as a performance space. It was an opportunity for some fun, to be together, and also for us all to get involved in writing. So what better way to get into ‘Zooming’ than by having A Marvellous Party!
We have managed to substitute our socially close rehearsals at LSBU for socially distancing rehearsals via Zoom. There are some issues with the technology and it is a different way of doing things … a taste of the ‘new normal’? Having completed Shakespeare’s As You Like It we are about to take on Sheridan’s School for Scandal.
This year we are exploring absurdist theatre as well as writing some of our own material which we might then combine in some (absurd) way. So lots of play reading, creative writing and workshops for now. Once we have a settled idea we will begin the script writing/ production necessary to achieve a performance in November. Updates will follow as … Read More
We are now busy rehearsing for our summer projects. In line with our objectives as a Community Interest Company we are going to do some ‘in situ’ performances. This means taking our performances into places and to audiences that might not otherwise have an opportunity to access theatre. We will be performing in care homes to small audiences. This means … Read More
So the film project is drawing to a close. We have been filming in cafés and in this picture we were in a small park inside London South Bank University. Now its final touches and lots of editing? So while the technical elves get on with that we are starting to think about future projects. In particular we are going … Read More
This week we have been working on our short film project. One of the scenes in the film required us to ‘borrow’ our local pub The Albert Arms for the morning. Despite not being used to frequenting pubs at that time of the day we manfully rose to the task. Big thanks to the staff of The Albert Arms … Read More
The start of the academic year also heralds the start of our next performance schedule as well as the start of a range of projects within the School of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University. Between now and December we will be writing and performing in two short films based on text written by a nurse while … Read More
Everyone is happy … as you can see by the smiles! Only 2 weeks until our performances … still time to book at: http://encoretheatrecompany.eventbrite.com Rehearsals are going well, and the script is almost static 🙂 …. Everyone is enjoying this last push to get everything squared away before we move to Theatre Peckham next week.
We are now at a very exciting stage. The script is almost finished (bar the usual tweaking), and we are able to think about staging, lighting, props and costumes! Our two directors, Javier & Ben, are doing a great job. They are both post-graduate students at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and have adapted well to working … Read More
This week we were lucky to have a guest Director – Michel Paker. Michal completed an MA in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama during which she worked with children and teenagers to improve confidence using drama. Before her MA, Michal had trained in physical theatre and had spent a year in Japan teaching English … Read More
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