Devising & Story for Theatre

Monday 9 February
7pm – 9pm
The Natural Theatre Company HQ, Widcombe Hill

Devising for the theatre usually emerges through a collaboration of artists who use stimulus and imagination to create a world and tell a story. That stimulus can be anything from a script that already exists, a story (true or otherwise), a personal memory, a piece of music, art or an everyday object.

In association with Theatre Bath, Theatre Practitioner Alison Farina (Writer, Performer, Director and Artistic Director of Butterfly Psyche Theatre) will take you on a playful journey using games, theatre practice techniques, impro and bags of imagination to create your own world, your own story and your own piece of original theatre.

This is a hands-on, practical workshop, so please wear loose, comfortable clothing.


Tickets cost £7 (including booking fees)



Alison Farina is a Bath-based theatre-maker, practitioner and playwright  She is founder and Artistic Director of Butterfly Psyche Theatre and an Associate Director at The Rondo Theatre. Her practice focuses on new writing, heritage, family theatre and theatre with a social conscience and her work has been performed on the Isle of Man, Leeds, Bristol, London, Whitstable, Bath, and Reykjavik.Alison has worked with Dyslexia Action and The Rondo Theatre giving theatre and storytelling workshops for young people and has been working with Wiltshire Libraries on the Moving Words project, bringing literature and stories to life to residents in Care Homes around Wiltshire. 

Recent credits include: writing and directing 5-Star Rondo Theatre’s 2013 Family Christmas show, The Blue Bird, writing the script for Bath Drama’s 2014 Christmas show, Return to Wonderland,  writing the 5-Star adaptation of Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and writing and devising a 5-episode interactive Twitter script for Leeds Museum, Temple Newsam House, called Temple Tales. In 2014 she was shortlisted for the Old Vic, New Voices TS Elliot Commission and the Salisbury Playhouse’s 2014 Original Drama call-out.


We kindly acknowledge the support of:

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