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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

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

"Closer"
Patrick Marber

PLAY READINGS

Closer is story of two men, Dan and Larry, and two women, Alice and Anna, who tread a dance of sex and infidelity. Dan, an obituarist, goes to bed with Alice, a stripper, whom he helps after she has been run over. Larry, a dermatologist, goes to bed with Anna, a photographer, after they meet in the aquarium at London Zoo. Dan tries to go to bed with Anna, when having his photo taken for his new book based on Alice – eventually he succeeds. Larry finds out about Anna and Dan and goes to bed with Alice whom he meets in a strip club.
A tale of sexual betrayal among four star-crossed Londoners, where strangers become lovers and lovers become strangers. Sometimes raw and melancholy, sometimes gentle and tender; it is also laugh-out-loud funny, often, as in the very best drama, at moments of starkest pain. (Note adult themes)

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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 irect 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, please fill in this Doodle

Timeline:
Wednesdays - 14th, 28th Feb, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March, 11th, 18th, 25th April, 2nd, 9th, 13th, 16th May.

The cost of this workshop is 25€ per person, only slightly more than 2€ a day!
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Workshops
One day workshop - Introduction to Physical Theatre
taught by Sarah Blake
March date TBD, 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 fill in this doodle with your available dates.

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
31st May - 2nd June
3 nights only!

Play it Again, Sam

Allan Felix has this thing about Humphrey Bogart. If only he had some of Bogart's technique... Bookish and insecure with women, Allan's hero, Bogey comes to the rescue, with a fantastic bevy of beauties played out in hilarious fantasy sequences. Fixed up by friends with gorgeous women, he's so awkward that even Bogey's patience is tried. Allan mostly resembles a disheveled, friendly dog and this is what ultimately charms his best friend's wife, Linda into bed. It's a tough life, making it in the world of beautiful people but if you can't be a hero it helps to have one...

"Hilarious... a cheerful romp. Not only are Mr. Allen's jokes and their follow ups, asides and twists audaciously brilliant, but he has a great sense of character." - The New York Times

"A funny, likeable comedy that has a surprising amount of wistful appeal." - The New York Post


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Autumn Production 2018

Autumn 2018 Production

Are you interested in directing our Autumn Production? Click here to find out more.

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