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Upcoming activities:
Stammtisch
20th February, 19:00 - The Curious Room

"When We Are Married"
J B Priestley


In the heart of Northern England, three respectable couples, married on the same day, at the same church, and by the same vicar, join to celebrate 25 years of blissful matrimony. Or so they think… The happy celebrations are brought to a sudden halt by a shocking revelation – these pillars of the community aren’t quite as respectably married as they thought they were. As the home truths fly like confetti and conjugal rites turn to farcical fights, an evening of sparkling comic mayhem erupts. With a photographer from the local paper due to arrive any second, a missing housekeeper and a doorbell that wont stop ringing, can the three couples keep a lid on their embarrassing secret? Penned in 1938, this is a classic comedy that is a blessed union of laughs and surprises.

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Workshops
12 week workshop - Directing
taught by Sarah Blake
starting 14th February for 12 weeks

An ongoing workshop that will explore the fascinating and highly creative world of the director. Over the course of 12 weeks (every Wednesday evening from 14th February), you’ll learn professional directing techniques and gain insights that will help to build your directing confidence and find your creative groove.The course will be a mixture of theory and practical, with participants having the opportunity to put the theory into practise, through some fun practical exercises and the chance to direct some ‘mini play’ extracts, within the safe, low-pressure environment of the workshop studio. 

Actors who are interested in developing their performance skills may also be interested in joining the workshop - because often, good directors make good actors! Many of the creative skills and insights that will be taught in the workshop are completely transferable from directing to acting… and in addition, actors will have the opportunity to do ‘drop-in’ work, rehearsing and performing over a short periods with the potential directors, while they work on their mini scripts. To register interest, email us at committee@escotheatre.org

Timeline:
Wednesdays - 14th, 21st, 28th Feb, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March, 11th, 18th, 25th April, 2nd, 9th May.
Potential scratch night performances in Darmstadt - Saturday 12th May
Potential additional FEATS Fringe rehearsal - Weds 16th May
Final performance at FEATS Fringe (Antwerp) - TBC 18th - 21st May

Please note that the Fringe performance will take place in Antwerp.

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Workshops
One day workshop - Introduction to Physical Theatre
taught by Sarah Blake
25th February 2018, 10am - 4pm

ESOC Theatre Group is pleased to offer our members an Introduction to Physical Theatre, run by one of our own members, Sarah Blake.

This one-day workshop takes you into the realm of physical theatre – the ability to suggest a character purely through your body, without the need for speech. During this session, you’ll learn how to:

– Become more aware of the messages and signals your body sends out
– Adapt your posture and movement to portray a particular character
– Explore techniques for expanding your physicality to create a greater stage presence
– Connect your ideas about a role directly to your physicality, so your body language compliments your characterisation in a truthful way

If you would be interested in attending this event, please sign up using this Doodle link 
Please email us with any questions - committee@esoctheatre.org

Sarah Blake is a professional actor, writer, and theatre director who has been successfully training business people, professional actors, and enthusiastic creatives for over eight years.
To find out more about Sarah's workshops, please go to www.sarahblakeworkshops.com


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Spring production
30th May - 2nd June
Play it Again, Sam

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