Adult Company Spring Term 2022
Spring Term 2022
Term begins: Thurs 27 Jan
Half Term (no session): Thurs 24 Feb
Term ends: Thurs 7 April
Location: Bristol Old Vic
Time: Thursdays 7-9pm
There are 20 places available
About the term
Words Fail Me
Theatre maker and performer Craig Edwards, invites this term’s Adult Company to explore the worlds of vulnerability and non-verbal communication. This is themed around Bristol Old Vic’s forthcoming production of Wonder Boy.
In the absence of words how do we communicate? Free from the shackles of words, are we able to find a better form of language and a clearer way to express ourselves?
|Week 1||Introduction – This is me – A performer's connection with their audience|
|Week 2||Our secret language – How we reveal/communicate through our nonverbal language and how we create new forms.|
|Week 3||I don’t know what to do! – How to invite your audience to guide/help your on-stage action.|
|Week 4||My life is boring – Celebrating and finding the drama in the mundane.|
|Week 5||There is nothing to see here – Coping with the unknown.|
|Week 6||Collating ideas for a performance.|
Adult Company Director: Craig Edwards
As a practitioner, Craig has a long history of working in physical theatre, clowning, devising and musical comedy.
Alongside actors Howard Coggins and Stu McLoughlin, he formed theatre company Living Spit in 2011. Craig has directed all Living Spit shows from The Six Wives of Henry VIII onwards, including the recent adaptations of The Odyssey, Swan Lake, Beauty & The Beast and Frankenstein The Musical. He also directs for other companies. Most recently Taking Flight for The Egg, Meadows To Meaders for Bristol Old Vic, The Ugly Duckling for The Tobacco Factory and Three Kings for Travelling Light.
Recent acting productions have included the Olivier Award Nominated Cinderella at The Tobacco Factory/St. James Theatre London, Into The West, Travelling Light, Jane Eyre for Bristol Old Vic/National Theatre, The Borrowers for The Tobacco Factory and Five Children and It for The Egg.