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Category Archives: theatre studies

Osbomb, Love and Supershop: Community screening in Jinja

Jane Plastow & Katie McQuaid On a Saturday August afternoon in Walukuba, Jinja, 62 people settled into plastic chairs, focused on the film playing across the back wall of the community centre. With shutters closed against first the bright sunshine and later thunder and driving rain, there was hushed concentration in the assembled audience. This […]

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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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Aireborne Theatre at the Fringe

If you’re up in Edinburgh this month (or planning a visit) there’s still chance to see work by LUU Theatre Group’s ‘Aireborne Theatre’. As in previous years, Airborne have taken two plays to the fringe and both spent most of July in production here at the Workshop Theatre. Utilising comedy and puppetry, The Worry Monster will […]

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Get Seen!

Call out for Yorkshire performers to ‘Get Seen’ Sustained Theatre Artists Yorkshire (STAY) have announced details of a showcase event, ‘Get Seen’ on 20th July at West Yorkshire Playhouse which will give up and coming performers/artists the opportunity to perform a 10 minute snapshot of their work in front of casting agents and influential industry […]

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DugOut Theatre in Leeds 1 night only!

‘An accomplished piece of theatre; beautifully executed, go see. These are very, very funny men.’ ★★★★★ (Broadway baby)   DugOut Theatre, formed a few years ago by students in the School of English, are bringing their latest production, Inheritance Blues, to the West Yorkshire Playhouse on Saturday 11 Oct (for one night only). 5 years on from their […]

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WT Production 2014: Auditions 6th & 7th October

Table by Tanya Ronder Six generations, nine performers, thirty characters and one very special piece of furniture. Crossing oceans and time Tanya Ronder’s thrilling play is a story of love, loss, life and death, seen through many eyes but with one constant that anchors these stories and ties them all together. We will be holding […]

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Ubu and the Truth Commission

  We were delighted to learn of Jane Taylor’s success with the recent production of Ubu and the Truth Commission at the Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh. Jane Taylor is director of the Workshop Theatre and links to two sample reviews are pasted below. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/stage/article4190516.ece?shareToken=9d130410c23341c9794856ca01921dd4   http://www.scotsman.com/what-s-on/theatre-comedy-dance/eif-theatre-review-ubu-and-the-truth-commission-1-3525433   Share on Facebook

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Former Student Mike Bartlett in the Guardian

Mike Bartlett: How I wrote King Charles III Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian The idea for King Charles III arrived in my imagination with the form and content very clear, and inextricably linked. It would be a play about the moment Charles takes the throne, and how his conscience would lead him to refuse to […]

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Aireborne Theatre head up to the Fringe

Hosting pre-production for the Edinburgh Fringe is something of a tradition at the Workshop Theatre and this year is no exception. We have two companies hard at work, both with close ties to the WT, but with cast and crew from all over the campus. Catherine de Mello is producing RATS, while Alex Hargreaves and […]

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Unheard Voices

The website for Jan Perry’s Heritage Lottery funded community project ‘Unheard Voices- The Civilian Experience of the First World War’ is now live. www.unheardvoices.co.uk The filmed ‘Voices’ are Archie Asquith Dalton, JR Dawson, Mary Cooper, Ella Lethem, Nell Hague. The other ‘Voices’ are script in hand readings filmed live during the two performance nights. www.unheardvoices.co.uk […]

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For Their Own Good – Untied Artists

Can the way we kill animals tell us anything about how we deal with our own demise? With unflinching honesty and an eerily detached workmanship, two knackermen investigate the pitfalls of being high up the evolutionary chain.   Combining puppetry, new writing and documentary material, Fringe First 2013 award winner, For Their Own Good tells […]

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The Infant

The Infant by Oliver Lansley is opening tonight in Studio 1. This Workshop Theatre production is directed and produced by Elen Gibbons and Malak El-Gonemy.  Tickets are available online at: http://www.leedstickets.com/eventinfo/4202/The-Infant VENUE: THE WORKSHOP THEATRE DOORS: 7.30PM CURFEW: 9.30PM PRICE(S): CONCESSION £3.50, FULL £5.50 – ALL PRICES INCLUDE BOOKING FEE OF £0.50 PER TICKET Are we paranoid? […]

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