We ran our 6 day summer school from June 14 - 19 at #ThePlaygroundTheatre, Latimer Road, London W10.
Emma Lucia Hands led sessions on #AMidsummerNightsDream, Philip Cumbus on #MuchAdoAboutNothing, Lucy Bailey and Michael Corbidge on #TwelfthNight and #TwoMerchantsofModena and Sarah Sayeed sessions on the Voice and Music with text.
Below is some enthusiastic feedback plus photos and short videos from Faisal Mohiuddin, Annette Probert, Valentina Vinci, Marilyn Homer and Lynn Strugnell.
Ages ranged from 20 - 79 and the participants came from Liverpool, North Wales, Hull, Glasgow, London, Newcastle, Milan, Milton Keynes, Warwickshire, Cambridgeshire, Berkshire etc with English, Welsh, Bangladeshi, Indian, Italian, Swiss, Greek, Australian and Scottish nationalities present.
THE SIX DAYS WAS A LOT OF FUN WITH PLENTY OF LAUGHTER. IT FELT GLORIOUSLY NORMAL TO BE TOGETHER, WORKING IN A THEATRE SPACE AGAIN.
This course was one of the best things I’ve done in a long time. I took a risk as I had no idea what to expect, and it was brilliant. Thank you to you and the team for putting together a great week. Lizzie Miles
I just wanted to say that it was an absolutely stunning two days with Philip Cumbus. Not only did I learn so much, but there was such a warmth and openness and inclusiveness in the room. I was particularly impressed by the diversity of the collective brain, as it is unique to be in a group that has so many people from different experiences, ages, cultures all sharing and contributing and being brave and generous. That is a testament to your vision of the project and also to the teachers for being so empowering and encouraging! Elena Pellone
I very much enjoyed learning with top professionals; people who really know what they are doing because they have solid experience of theatre work and particularly directing. Julia Holden
Excellent combination of Lucy Bailey and voice coach Michael Corbidge. I really appreciated the detailed pre work Lucy and Michael put into the course. It was well thought out and structured to the right level. It was well paced but most of all tremendous fun. The best aspect was the fact that it was almost wholly activity based. The length of the 4 day module was perfect as was the length of the day and the breaks given. I cannot fault the programme in any way. David Choules
I have never wanted to act but discovered that being involved in the process all day long ( 10 - 4.30) really helped my understanding of the characters, their words and actions. I gained insight into the feelings and emotions behind them as well as their effect on me as I received and spoke the words.
I felt included, a part of something happening that was much bigger than me. Marilyn Homer