One Act Play Festival
Thurs 13th – Sat 15th September 2012 8pm
The egg Theatre
Nine new plays over three days. These are the plays chosen from entries to our play writing competition, directed and staged
Jointly by professional and non-professional artists. Adjudicator: Che Walker
Thursday 13th September 2012
Are You Experienced? by Patrice Gerrard
Seat B79 by Gillian Sweet Bartley
Doomed by Richard Loftus
Friday 14th September 2012
Salween by Sarah Curwen
Bed by Simon Warne
Irretrievable Breakdown by Carole Boyer
Saturday 15th September 2012
Snow Angels by Angela Giddings
Piece of Cake by Julie Green
Mr Rehman by Melanie Delargy
Tickets costs: £10 / £7 discounts
Saturday 8th December 2012 8pm @ The Natural Theatre HQ, Widcombe Hill
An evening of songs and sketches from New Old Friends who have been running our 10 week theatre skills course. Featuring participants from the course as support act.
Theatre Review Group
2nd Tuesday of each month
7:30pm – 9:30pm @ Theatre Royal Bath
You don’t have to want to create theatre – you can just be in love with it. This group – Led by experienced journalist Joe Spurgeon – will meet regularly to choose local productions to see together, discuss and maybe even write about.
Cost: £3 per session
Saturday 8th September 2012 (Pre-Application Planning) Saturday 13th October 2012 (Audition Skills) 3:30pm – 6:30pm @ Roper Room, the egg Theatre
Are you thinking of applying to study at drama school or college? Do you need to brush up on your technique to get that next acting job? It isn’t just about the way you deliver ‘the speech’. Actor Ed Browning will help you decide whether acting is the life for you and give you essential tips on how to prepare yourself for an audition.
Cost: £15 for each session, £25 for both together
Playing with Theatre
Thursday 27th September 2012 – Thursday 29th November 2012 7:30pm – 9:30pm @The Pulteney Room, Manvers Street Baptist Church
Stop worrying and start playing! Heidi Vaughn (Director of Comedy of Errors, Richard III, MacHamlear) says, ‘Using games, laughter and relaxation we will investigate and demonstrate a range of possibilities open to the performer. Intensely hands on with close references to many contemporary practitioners, this course is intended to inspire and provoke an open, tender and playful approach to acting’. For people with some experience of acting, who wish to explore the joy of group work.
Create your own Cabaret…… course plus live gig
Thursday 4th October 2012 – Thursday 6th December 2012 7pm – 9pm @ Natural Theatre Company HQ, Widcombe Hill
New Old Friends are Bath’s own innovative comedy company (“Hilarious….. go see them!” Arthur Smith). Using songs, sketches and comic performance techniques, they will teach you how to put together the perfect cabaret night. This course culminates in a live cabaret performance by New Old Friends – maybe with you as the support act?
Cost: £105 (to include a ticket for the gig on the 8th Dec 2012)
Performance night – Saturday 8th December 8pm
Literary Adaption weekend masterclass
Saturday 10th November 2012 and Sunday 11th November 2012 10am – 5pm @ Ustinov Studio
Olivier award nominee Hattie Naylor is hugely experienced in literary dramatisation (Clarissa, The Diary of Samuel Pepys, both for Radio 4, Ben Hur for TRB) and we are delighted to offer you the chance to learn from her in a weekend masterclass to support deadkidsongs, the adaptation of Toby Litt’s novel premiered in the Ustinov this month. The course will involve hands-on work, discussion and a group visit to see the Saturday matinee of the show (see page 14 of Theatre Royal Brochure) you are advised to read the novel before attending the course fee includes payment for a copy, which we will send out a few weeks prior to the start date.
Cost: £75 (including ticket for the Saturday Matinee of deadkidsongs and a copy of the original novel)
Please call box office 01225 448844 to book a place or email .uk