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The Fuhrer will now speak: Led by Josh Whatsize

FEAR PROJECT: Led by Greg Banks 

Greg Banks is an experienced devising director and will explore through theatre games, improvisation and story telling,  the role that fear plays in our daily lives.  The workshop is the first in an ongoing exploration which will culminate in a new piece of theatre. Please come prepared to work physically and be prepared to play. Actors must be available 11am-4pm on the workshop day. To find out more about Greg and his work visit  www.gregbankstheatredirector

Life Before Me: Led by Vicky Vatcher  

Director and Writer Vicky Vatcher is currently writing a script on the themes exploring imagined scenarios around family that are somehow part of your back story before you were born. This is in a devising process to be then written as a completed script and going to full production in 2018. Actors must be available 1pm -4pm on the workshop day 

MAKING MONSTERS: Led by Sara Clifford and Kirstie Davis

2018 is the 200 th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’.

Sara is writing new play that will draw a parallel between Shelley and her creation of

Frankenstein and his ‘monster’, with our modern day experiments in Artificial

Intelligence.

The play will mix Shelley’s text with Sara’s new text, drawing on both vintage

Frankenstein film footage and modern day technology, creating lost worlds and

virtual realities.

FOOTPRINTS: Led by Matthew Emeny 

 

Footprints, written by Matthew Emeny and directed by Josh Whatsize. Premiered in the Bath Fringe Festival 2017 after a ten-day R and D. The show received a 5 star fringe review. 

The Fuhrer will now speak is a verbatim play using the words of Holocaust survivors, through physical theatre and ensemble work the words of the survivors are re-told in order to highlight the atrocities of the past. The Fuhrer will now speak has performed several times at the Nuffield Theatre Southampton and Rose Theatre Kingston, London, where it was played to sell out audiences and received positive reviews, including one from The Times who called the production ‘Spellbinding’. Director Josh Whatsize is planning on running a research and development phase later this year after running two intense exploration days firstly in Bath and then at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton.

 

Josh is an emerging director living in the South after living in London for several years, he is currently Laboratory Associate Director at the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth, Josh has worked in several London theatres including the Hope Theatre, Park Theatre and Rose Theatre as well as regional theatres including Nuffield Theatre in Southampton and Corn Exchange Theatre in Newbury.

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