Great plays are far more than words on a page. They embody an ever-expanding set of skills: presence, musicality, tension, story, character, specific relationships with an audience, light, space, gestures, dialogue, monologue, stillness, climaxes and a specific heart-beat. These are the tools we use to build a work of theatre from the simplest of origins – a set of questions, or a piece of music that moves something in us, or a unique space.
Where do we go from there? SOMETHING FROM NOTHING is a workshop on devised theatre, tracing the journey from a single impulse to a full performance. Alongside improvisations to find theatrical sparks with the starting material, we train specific skills so that the resulting pieces are crafted with attention to the smallest detail