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General -

Any actor who can wield a potentially dangerous prop, navigate their appropriate floor pattern with regard to other performers, and the audience/camera position, perform a highly vigorous physical routine, remember lines and cues, maintain character and still be heard at the back of the auditorium, is achieving all that can be asked of any actor. In a stage fight, they are called upon to do all this at once.


Unarmed. – Fooling all of the people all of the time,

Learn to lift the action off the page, and explore the transition from text to action. Stage violence must be safe, but still be theatrically effective. This interface is explored practically through a number of ‘tricks of the trade’. This workshop will focus on convincing all of the people, all of the time, by concentrating on those techniques which are effective in the round.


Swordfights –

Cut and thrust like a Pirate, a Viking, or a Musketeer. The sword fighting skills of your favourite hero (or villain) can be yours.

Techniques of SAFE but exciting swordplay are explored in a piece of choreography created on the day.


Ian welcomes critical discussion and practical questions at both workshops.