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Body Image Workshop with SpeakUp Theatre

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A series of workshops with Norwich Theatre and SpeakUp Theatre about people’s relationship with their bodies, the sessions are focused on unleashing creativity, building confidence and most importantly, having fun in low pressure and relaxed space. 

SpeakUp Theatre is making a brand new show about people’s relationship with their bodies and wants to offer you the opportunity to meet the company, participate in creative exercises and have your voices heard.  

Your input will directly impact contemporary theatre – you do not need any acting or theatre experience to partake in the workshops, and you can join for all of them or just one of them.  

This is a lived experience project, and conversations around body image may arise. There will be opportunities for participants to share their own lived experiences. However, participants will not need to share anything they are not comfortable with. All ages and genders are welcome.  

SpeakUp Theatre will create a supportive, relaxed environment to discuss sensitive issues in their workshops. 

  • 29 Jun, 4pm or 7pm: An introductory workshop to meet participants, explore the show’s themes, and introduce you to the work SpeakUp Theatre are doing. 
  • End of July (TBC): A series of Zoom meetings (3-5 sessions depending on your availability) for some writing exercises, poetry exercises and to delve deeper into the themes of the show to help SpeakUp Theatre begin to formulate what they want the show to be (with your help!) 
  • 12 – 18 Aug: Finally, a four-day research and development process brings participants together in a space to explore previous conversations further and share ideas on how to translate these experiences to the stage. You’d be invited to drop in across the week at a regularity suitable to your availability. 

If you would like to find out more, please do get in touch with Elspeth Hunter elspeth.hunter@norwichtheatre.org 

Important information

Ticket prices: Free

Running time: 90 minutes with short break

Suitable for all. No previous theatre experience necessary, though the company are looking for people excited by and interested in performance. Topic of body image will be discussed and participants will be invited to share their own life experiences. Given the focus of the work it is likely that eating disorders and disordered eating may be mentioned and it’s important that people are sensitive to other participant’s contributions.

Venue

Stage Two

Eat & Drink

Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

Getting here

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