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David Glass Ensemble, London International Mime Festival & The Performers' Playground.




We can now announce an exciting training opportunity and new collaboration between The Performers' Playground, The David Glass Ensemble and The London International Mime Festival.


International director, performer & teacher David Glass will lead an exciting, creative and provocative 6-day workshop exploring devised and object theatre.








Fee £185 concs or £215 full price.

(If you are able to pay the full fee then please do otherwise we leave the concession rate to participant discretion.)


Dates: Monday 8th - Saturday 13th Feb 2021. 10 am - 5 pm


Venue: TBC but will be in or near to central Manchester.

For details of how to pay please email theperformersplayground@gmail.com

If you are looking to develop skills with a true pioneer of devised and physical theatre then make sure you secure a place for this workshop.

Go on treat the Artist in you there will thank you for it.


Let's Play.



Workshop Information:

The artist is constantly using their work to help people to ‘see again’, ‘think again’ and ‘feel again’. Central to the artist’s process is learning through experience, exploration and expression.


David Glass will lead a masterclass and workshop in Devised Object Theatre, rooted in physical and image-based theatre and storytelling. The workshop will combine skill and technical practice with explorative, experience-based investigations into movement and drama.


Using David Glass’ Alchemy-Extraordinary five-stage devising process we will start from the body to explore principles of spatial dynamics, the three emotional centres of the body, the basic grammar of movement, fixed points, élan, the elements of nature and the struggle of pushing and pulling.


David Glass is an award-winning solo performer, theatre director, writer, designer, lighting designer, filmmaker, teacher and creative thinker. He is one of the principal founders of the Physical/Visual, Devised, Ensemble and Applied Theatre movements. David is a leading international theatre teacher and has taught and influenced three generations of theatre makers in 73 countries.


For people with some previous performance experience, either as theatre students or as professionals.


“David is one of the great teachers and artists of our time who has never been afraid to examine truth in all its manifestations; both beautiful and ugly, and has touched thousands of souls in a life-long quest to connect and build meaningful relationships.” Amit Lahav, Artistic Director, Gecko


Special Covid measures in place for David's workshop:

• There will be no physical contact

• We will always try to keep a reasonable distance (2m) away from each other - we realise this may be frustrating, but bear in mind that every individual has a different level of comfort and this needs to be honoured.

• At any point in time, if people wish to sit out an exercise or to wear a mask during the exercise they can certainly do so

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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