Sundays at Barbican Theatre - Plymouth

From Sunday the 29th September onwards we are launching our weekly Training Hub for actors, emerging artists and early career performers we begin with two 10 week courses:

Physical Theatre (16+) - 10am-1pm led by Kevin Johnson.

Are you inspired by the works of companies such as Frantic Assembly, Gecko and DV8?

This course will explore techniques employed by a number of physical theatre companies and practitioners, enabling you to 

refine your skills, learn new approaches and techniques to begin creating new work. Beginning by looking at the self and rethinking your body, we will then move swiftly into partner work

(both contact and non-contact) and finally exploring ensemble group work. Whilst developing a physical self-awareness and discovering the expressive possibilities of the actors body, this course will help to progress your understanding and application of physicality for stage craft. You’ll also be improving your core fitness!

Acting with Text (18+) 2pm-5pm - led by Amanda Collins

This course explores the techniques that an actor uses to decode a text. Using both script analysis and physical exploration, you will explore language, form, and character in order to strengthen a performance.  Working with a range of texts from the 20th and 21st Century, you will explore practitioners such as Stanislavski, Meisner and Maria Knebel. The course will begin by looking at some of the key tools to approaching text, and then move swiftly into a scene study approach, where you can develop your performance skills by applying them to a range of scenes and characters.

This Autumn we are launching our first season of part time training programmes, designed to offer continued training opportunities for professional performers and emerging artists as well as to develop those at the early stages of their career, either currently in study and training or looking to apply to Drama schools in the near future. All workshops and courses are designed to progress individuals at their current level and will be structured accordingly to ensure you gain the most from the course. 

Booking Details

Location:  Barbican Theatre Plymouth

Dates:       Sundays from 29 Sept - 1 Dec

Times:       3 hour sessions 10-1 or 2-5 

Prices:       £90 per course (normally £120)

                  Further discount if you book for both courses.

Age:          18+ (16+ for Physical Theatre) 



For more information or to request a booking form please email:

info@thewheel.org.uk  or call 01752 229234 for a chat.

Mondays at Cygnet Theatre - Exeter

From Monday the 30th September onwards we launch our weekly course:

Physical Theatre (16+) - led by Kevin Johnson. 

Same details and cost as the Barbican Theatre course.

Location: Cygnet Theatre -Exeter 

Dates: Mondays from 30 Sept - 2 Dec

Times: 3hour sessions 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Contact email: info@thewheel.org.uk
Tel: 01752 229234
Images from directors' past work.