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Category Archives: theatre studies students

Performing the Past 2015

For this year’s Performing the Past module, six groups of second year students once again tackled Moliere’s Imaginary Invalid (we last saw Moliere on stage in 2013). Each group used the play as a jumping off point and this ultimately led us to six diverse and original pieces, set variously in an office, a game […]

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The Great Gatsby

We’d like to take this opportunity to offer our congratulations to the cast, the production team and everyone involved in The Great Gatsby (this year’s Workshop Theatre student show). Their production of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel (directed by Ruth Parker) completely sold out in 24 hours and we wish them all the best for tonight’s opening performance! For those […]

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The Return of the Weekender

At 7.30pm this Sunday (11th October), first-year students from the W.T. will perform a one-off piece of theatre. Nothing out of the ordinary in that you might think… but the reality is that they will start devising and rehearsing for this performance at 10.00am the day before. Using Harold Pinter’s Mountain Language as a jumping off point, they […]

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Things we missed in the rush #2

Just before the Easter break in 2014/15, the main theatrical event of our academic year took place. The Practical Essays are the final performance pieces by our third year students and, in years past, we would normally see around twenty performances presented over one weekend.  This year was a little different in a couple of […]

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Things we missed in the rush #1

It occurred to me, as it does every year at this time, that there were many WT performances and staged works from the last academic year that never received any attention here. It’s not because they weren’t worthy of recording… just that we were bloody busy at the time! So, in an effort to put […]

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Table @ the Workshop Theatre

Congratulations to Scarlett Mulraine-Simkin and Lydia Paulett on the opening of their production of Table, by Tanya Ronder. A packed house watched a fantastic performance by the ensemble cast of eleven performers, taking on thirty roles and coming up with a thoroughly enjoyable evening of theatre. Extra seats have been squeezed in to Studio 1 […]

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Table tickets on sale now

‘Go on then, table, speak. You tell us, you were there, you’ve always been there.’ Tickets are now on sale for the Workshop Theatre production of Table by Tanya Ronder. Directed by Scarlett Mulraine-Simkin and Lydia Paulett, Table crosses six generations and features eleven performers, thirty characters and one very special piece of furniture. Crossing oceans and time […]

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The Chaos before the Storm…

Anyone brave enough to set foot in the Workshop Theatre over the past few weeks couldn’t fail to notice the tension in the air and the chaos on the ground. An unfortunate, first-year student naively tried to book some rehearsal space a few days ago… the third-years still won’t say what they did with the […]

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Five Star Review for Clint’s Reality

“An absolute must-see in Edinburgh” by David Hutchinson for remotegoat on 12/08/10 www.remotegoat.co.uk Clint’s Reality is a hilarious new comedy from up and coming writer James Huntrods. The premise of the piece is that reality TV producer Clint has been disgraced for rigging the votes in his latest talent contest ‘Celebrity Bombshell’ in order to […]

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Clint’s Reality Preview – 5/8/10

I’ve just this second come from the preview performance of Clint’s Reality, and I’m delighted to say it was a huge success.  An eager audience queued all the way up the cobbled entrance to the Underbelly (no doubt as a result of a concentrated campaign on the Royal Mile by the cast and crew) and […]

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Dates for Your Diary

Welcome back! Assuming you are back. I’m back. I’m beginning to think I’m the only one here. I think I saw Nick Coupe today but I’ve been up here on my own so long,  I may well have imagined it. Anyway… Comedy legends and former students ‘the Dog-Eared Collective’  (pictured) wrote in to inform me […]

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‘Alas, my lord, I have but kill’d a fly’: Performing the Past 2009

Audience members of the final product of the ‘Performing the Past’ (a core module for all 2nd year WT students) don’t tend to get it easy. Inspired by French Surrealism, the WT class of 2007 crawled over their audience. In the name of The Medieval Mystery Play, the class of 2008 enticed their audience outside […]

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Theatre Review – The Trial

From Leeds Student Online By Hannah Astill Using Steven Berkoff’s adaptation of Frank Kafka’s original novel, the Workshop Theatre delves into the mysterious, dark and fascinating world of The Trial. It tells the story of Josef K, who, on the day of his 30th birthday is suddenly arrested by a remote and unexplained authority for […]

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Theatre Group Production of Grim Tales

Just to let you all know that Ravenrock’s The Grimm Tales tickets are available in the union from 12 – 3 today. This is a Theatre Group Production with students from the Workshop Theatre. Performances are: 4TH  5TH 6TH & 7TH NOVEMBER  –  7.30PM and 2.30pm Matinee Sat 7th November STAGE@LEEDS £6.50 concession £8.50 full price “In […]

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Tickets on Sale in the Union NOW!

Just another reminder that we are going to be in the union 10 – 4 TODAY and FRIDAY selling tickets, so please come along and buy one whilst you still can! Things are selling well online so make sure you don’t miss out… There are just three opportunities to see ‘the trial’ at the Workshop […]

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