This week Ben led us in an improvisation workshop. We were put through all kinds of exercises which were both instructive and incredibly funny! Everyone enjoyed the improvisations even when they hadn’t quite got the instructions right! Improvisation is definitely a strength of the company who respond so well to each other’s cues. Towards the end we saw the two-headed … Read More
This week saw us working with masks and exploring how the loss of facial expression has to be compensated for with the rest of the body. Ben led us through a series of exercises and improvisations with some remarkable performances. [wcfgallery ids=”1097,1096,1095,1094,1093,1092,1091,1090,1089,1088,1087,1086″]
This workshop this week, led by Ben Gunn from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, was based around voice and vocalisation. The talented Ben made good use of the piano to lead us through a range of exercises including this clip of the ‘laughing exercise’. We ended with a devised work vocalising a random piece of text. It … Read More
We had a really good run of performances at the Theatre Peckham. Thank you to everyone who came to see us. Thanks also to everyone who supported us as we created the play, managed the production and delivered the performances. Special thanks to the students from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama: Javier Mora, Ben Gunn and Becky … 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.
Nearly ready for our performances 30th/ 31st May. Just need to practice, practice practice! Last few decisions being made on the technical side and then the production team can swing into action. For those who haven’t see our earlier posts … In January 2017, a pair of swans arrived in Brockwell Park, London. By May, they had taken up residence … Read More
You have to laugh! Sometimes producing a performance has its lighter moments. Needing a garden bench for the next show, we ordered one, hoping to have it in time for rehearsals. Open the box, lovely bench, no instructions …. and no bolts to hold it all together. So now it is more use as a … raft? So now, … Read More
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