All about

the course

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Reasons to dive in and train with us?

Play 

You will encounter le jeu (the game of theatre), neutral mask, mask play, clown, bouffon (satire and grotesque parody), plus playful approaches to text and weekly devising tasks.You will be an essential part of a vibrant and creative ensemble. You will play, laugh, dance, explore and create together. It will be magical. 

 

Imagine 

You will study rhythm, colour, materials, elements, animals and more to feed and develop your artist's palette. We will approach character and creation from a place of pleasure, beauty and imagination rather than more traditional ways.  

 

Create 

The course is designed so that you are constantly experimenting, creating and refining. We will build and shape material as an ensemble and you will understand what it means to be a collaborative creator. In the final week we will perform a range of our new work at the course showcase. 

 

Grow 

We teach through game, exercise and playful provocation to consistently challenge each individual. As a result you will become bolder, more sensitive, resilient, impulsive and playful. In short you will grow. 

 

Believe

You will develop the confidence to begin creating your own work.  

You will walk into auditions with renewed vigour and playfulness. 

 

Laugh 

Laughter fills our classes. Humour is so important to what we do. It is as important as the air we breathe. Without it we cannot truly flourish. In class you will develop a sense of humour about yourself and your work.  

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And now for the NUMBERS

21

You will train hard for 21 hours per week

6

Plus a 6 day production week. 

13

Over a fun-packed and valuable 13 week period  

£6

YOU PAY
Less than £6 per hour

273

Totalling 273 hours 

£5

OR LESS
£5 p/h concessional.

*The majority of other theatre and acting courses we could find in the North West are charging upwards of £9 per hour.

 

 * The cohort will be a maximum 16 participants. 

 * As a graduate you will be eligible for reduced rates on any masterclasses that occur in the 12 months after you complete the course. 

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Course dates 2021:

4th February - 15th May

Inclusive of Easter break

Course days: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 

Times 10am - 6 pm 

*On show week you will rehearse all week Monday Tuesday and Wednesday with performance on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Fees £1600 (Full price) £1250.00 (Concs) 

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BOOK A PLACE 

*Deposit is non refundable but can be used towards the cost of  another course.

*It is possible to pay in Instalments up until start of the course. 

 *Full course fee is payable by the start of the course.

(In exceptional cases it may be possible to complete payment once the course has begun.)

*Please get in touch to discuss any questions you may have.

Theatre Training, Drama School, Clown, Bouffon, Manchester, Play, Acting, Comedy, 

Professional-development, Affordable, Intensive

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Praise for us from Students

Mark and Alice’s unique passion, drive and sheer commitment to the game is what sets the playground apart from the rest. 

Patrick Philpott - Current student RADA

The Performers' Playground: Gorse Hill Studios, Cavendish Rd, Stretford, Manchester M32 0PS
e: theperformersplayground@gmail.com