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Yearly Archives: 2012

A Streetcar Named Desire

Congratulations to English and Theatre Studies students, Kris Bennell and Liana Telvi whose production of A Streetcar Named Desire has received glowing 5 star reviews, with Leeds Student calling it ‘a powerful and skilfully staged production’. The hugely successful (and sold out) production was the result of months of hard work and rehearsals by the […]

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BE FESTIVAL (Birmingham European Festival)

BE FESTIVAL (Birmingham European Festival) will be at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre on Saturday 3rd November. BE FESTIVAL programmes daring, unforgettable theatre that can inspire people of all language backgrounds. The evening features a triple bill of award-winning international performances from the summer festival. Each show is half an hour long, and afterwards there will be […]

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Some images from Macbeth

Last Sunday, our first year students staged a performance of Macbeth in Studio 1. This production was the result of an intensive process that had only started at 10:00 am the day before. Everyone I’ve spoken to  thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and we’re very grateful to Paul and Ed from China Plate Theatre for bringing […]

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Macbeth… you have about 33 hours.

This weekend will see the return of the Weekender! At 7.30pm on Sunday 21st October, our first-year students will perform a one-off production of Macbeth. Nothing out of the ordinary in that you might think, but the reality is that they will start rehearsals for this performance at 10.00am the day before. Rehearsing from first […]

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NORTH: Be part of a brand new theatre company

Northern Stage is looking for six recent graduates, emerging artists or actors to form a fresh new company. You must have a commitment to working in the North East. NORTH is a three month opportunity to make work, develop your skills and take the next step in your career with the full support of a […]

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Workshop Theatre Twitter-feed

The Workshop Theatre Twitter-feed should be back in action after something of a hiatus. Okay, I’ll be honest… I hadn’t noticed it wasn’t working. For two years. I was busy… okay! All being well, new posts from the blog will be sent to our twitter and facebook environments automatically. In addition, MTB will be tweeting […]

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WT at the Fringe #6: The Dog-Eared Collective

The Anarchic funnymongers (and WT alumni) are heading to Edinburgh once again this August to bend more minds with supercharged silliness.  Quite frankly, the Fringe wouldn’t be the same if they didn’t. See super Swedes ABBA go head-to-head in a steam room smackdown, while the girl guides get political and Paddington Bear meets 8 Mile. […]

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WT at the Fringe #5: Letter to the Man (from the Boy)

Ever wish you could write a letter to your future self? Workshop Theatre alumnus-turned-staff-member Henry Raby is at the Underbelly this month with Letter to the Man (from the Boy). Directed by Tom Bellerby, associate artist of Pilot Theatre, Henry’s tale is spun around the idea of writing a message to yourself in the future and […]

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WT at the Fringe #4: The Snow Queen

Produced by the Worksop Theatre’s Rose Brown and featuring Alex Webb in the cast, Hans Christian Andersen’s beautiful fairytale, The Snow Queen, follows little Gerda as she searches for her best friend Kay who has been stolen away by the Snow Queen. Along the way she meets a host of characters, not all pleasant, who […]

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WT at the Fringe #3: Sedition

Featuring WT Students, Lizzie Morgan and Jess Kearney, The full company of Sedition spent quite a few weeks in production here in Studio 1. A preview performance was held last Thursday along with Facehunters and The Snow Queen. A newly scripted drama, Sedition exposes a truth British history has attempted to hide.  Set in Jersey […]

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WT at the Fringe #2: The Sun is Not for Us

WT Students Jess Hilton and Rose Collard will be appearing in ‘The Sun is Not for Us‘ at the thespaces on North Bride this month. You can catch the show from the 3rd to the 11th August each day at 16.10. ‘Press release for The Sun Is Not for Us: The stepdaughter of legendary Chinese dramatist Cao […]

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WT at the Fringe #1: Facehunters

Recent graduate Rose Brown is busy this month. As well as producing the children’s show ‘Snow Queen’ (about which I’ll be posting more later) Rose will be acting, singing and dancing in the new musical ‘Facehunters‘. Years ago Katherine and Juliette found a way to remain young forever. But their eternal friendship has finally run its course. […]

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Workshop Theatre at the Fringe

Once again, there’s a strong Workshop Theatre contingent at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. As ever, I’ll attempt to keep tabs on all that’s happening and pass along the glowing reviews as they pour in (and shamelessly edit the bad ones, obviously). First up, there’s Sedition. The company have been rehearsing here at the WT […]

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The Class of 2K12…

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Workshop Theatre proudly presents… The Class of 2K12. Very many congratulations to all our graduates. Share on Facebook

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The Truth of Practical Essays

What is ‘the truth’ of Practical Essays?  They can be scary, stressful, flawed, distractive and dangerous.  They can also be incredibly adventurous, challenging, dynamic, enjoyable, entertaining, fun and…anarchic. Several of this year’s troupe has opted to try and find the ‘truth’ of theatre, what is it that separates humans and humans on a stage, the […]

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