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Introduction to Clowning

Sun 23 June

Introduction to Clowning

The performers Playground is an introduction to the principles of “play” in performance.

It will be hilarious, joyful, rigorous and incredibly playful. We teach at several of the UK’s leading drama schools including RADA and East 15. Our approach draws upon our practise as theatre makers and our training with some of the greatest living teachers of theatre and physical comedy. You can expect games and exercises to help open you up to some of the fundamentals of playful theatre and clown and above all you can expect to laugh. A lot.

The Performers Playground was set up by Alice Robinson and Mark Winstanley, a pair of theatre makers, performers and teachers who have been creating work influenced by Clown and play for the last 10 years. They have taught Clown, play and bouffon at various drama schools including RADA, East 15, UCLAN, Salford University and manny more.

The Performers Playground is the only course of its kind in the North West that covers; play, Clown, mask work, bouffon and theatre creation. The course aims to be a contribution to theatre by arming Performers with the skills and confidence to begin creating their own work. It is intensive, rigorous, playful, hilarious, beautiful and the ultimate goal is to help performers discover their pleasure on stage.

So what are you waiting for…? Come and play.

Venue: Studio 3

Additional information

For ages: 17+

Times: 10.30am – 3.30pm