Text & Tumbling

with Gemma Fairlie

A practical workshop exploring how physicality and text can be combined using the text as a starting point. This is a session for actors, directors, dancers and circus performers who want to experiment with bringing heightened physicality to text whether that is circus skills, dance or gesture work.

We will look at Love and Information by Caryl Churchill and some Shakespeare to see how different styles of text can be informed and enhanced by strong physical choices. You will leave with a toolbox of techniques for staging, speaking and analysing text and ideas for how you can use physicality with text in the rehearsal room and performance.

Gemma’s directing credits include: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Before the Party (Pitlochry), Romeo & Juliet, King Lear (Orange Tree); Beryl (New Vic Theatre); Playground Victories (outdoor physical theatre/circus). The Gift, Larksong (New Vic); Road (Circomedia); Full Stop (Lyric, Hammersmith/GDIF/Watford Palace); What Happens in the Winter (co-directed with Upswing Aerial Arts); Bee Detective (Cultural Olympiad); The Littlest Quirky (Stratford Circus/Theatre Royal, Bath); The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Hangover Square (Finborough); Fight Face (Lyric, Hammersmith); Eden's Empire (Finborough); Silence (The Other Place, Stratford/Arcola).

Gemma is currently Associate Director at Pitlochry Festival Theatre and will be directing Wizard of Oz this Christmas using aerial skills.

*Please wear lose fitting clothes and bring a notepad and pen.

Times & Dates

11/10 - 10:30amBook Tickets

Ticket Information


Members 30 | Non Members 60


Concessions are not available for this event

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