Our programme of workshops is intended to enhance all of our theatre skills and is a chance for us all to get together. It also provides an opportunity for newcomers to have a taste of acting in a stress-free environment and to meet other BTW members. Attendance at workshops is open to all, members and non-members alike. We charge just £3 to cover the cost of room hire.
For more information contact the Workshop Co-ordinator or BTW Secretary.
We look forward to seeing you!
All workshops are held at the Unitarian Meeting House on Churchgate Street in Bury St. Edmunds, starting at 7.30pm
Membership of BTW is open to ALL, aged 16 or over and you can join us any time you like. Annual membership is just £10 and we try to involve everyone in whatever capacity each person feels able. Just come along or get in touch! Download a membership form here (Word) or here (pdf).
Monday 23 October
Hosted by Josh Brown and Tim Lodge
Script in hand play reading of Animal Farm by George Orwell and Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. Familiarise yourselves with two plays BTW will be performing next year.
Monday 27 November
Recruitment/Audition for Spring and Summer 2018 productions
Animal Farm by George Orwell, 12-14 April, UMH
The Hollow by Agatha Christie 26-30 June, Theatre Royal
The Merchant of Venice 31 July-4 August, Abbey Gardens; Open air theatre.
Coming in 2018............
Hosted by Susan Richardson
From the sublime to the grotesque: coming out of the comfort zone
I shall bring extracts relating to various characters from well known plays for people to experiment with and perform characters they would not normally audition for. For instance, Mrs Danvers in Rebecca, Hamlet, Titus from Titus Andronicus, some various extreme characters from Dickens (e.g. Miss Haversham and Estella and some of the more unsavoury characters in his plays). Also, some of the characters from Look Back In Anger who express some very extreme emotions, etc. This Workshop is designed to stretch our capabilities. We are often stereotypically cast into roles which are suited to our own personalities which is often what we are more comfortable with rather than being stretched. It would be a good exercise to perform something we would find a challenge. I will also ask members to bring any extracts relating to characters in plays they might want to have a go at. We might all be surprised at how well we can adapt to different ways of performing. There will be again a feedback session to follow.
January - to be advised
Monday 12 February - Sword Fighting, hosted by Tim Lodge.
Monday 30 April 2018
Recruitment/Audition for Autumn/Winter 2018 productions (to be advised)
Bury Theatre Workshop are always looking for new members to get involved, young (16+) and old, total beginners or experienced thespians.
Whether you are interested in acting, directing, lighting, stage managing or any other aspect of theatre production we'd like to hear from you.
Visit the Get Involved page for more information, see the Future Productions page for latest information on auditions, or Contact us now.