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Shakespeare Nation - A Carnival of Errors

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Following on from the success of the first two years of Shakespeare Nation run in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company, we are thrilled to invite you to a day full of creative workshops to launch the third year of this magnificent project. This year the project will be based around Shakespeare’s farcical The Comedy of Errors. In year three of Shakespeare Nation, we have an ambition to work with communities, neighbourhoods and groups throughout the region to co-create a series of mini productions inspired by The Comedy of Errors and infused with stories participants want to tell.

Come along to Norwich Theatre on Tuesday 28 September to hear more about the project and take part in a day full of creative activities led by the Royal Shakespeare Company and various industry professionals. The creative workshops will explore a variety of performance styles and skills aimed to inspire possibilities for the co-productions as part of the project.

This is open to everybody including past and potential participants, whether you love Shakespeare’s work or it terrifies you. Likewise, you can either be a seasoned professional or have no theatre making experience at all. We are particularly keen at encouraging those that are new to the world of theatre and performing arts to come along and give it a go. On top of that, you don’t need to be a performer, you may also want to get involved in backstage roles!

 

10-11.30am | Workshop | Introduction to The Comedy of Errors – Royal Shakespeare Company

In this interactive workshop, members from the Royal Shakespeare Company will introduce participants to Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors with a ‘whistle stop 9 minute epic showcase’ and creative activities to help us to understand the plot, explore the themes and have a good laugh together.

Led by the Royal Shakespeare Company

 

12-1.30pm | Discussion | Future Possibilities: How do you keep 400 years of Shakespeare fresh and relevant to an audience in the 21st century?

Join us for a coffee and a chat about how the Royal Shakespeare Company adapts to keep their work relevant and stimulating to an audience in the 21st Century. What are the possibilities of utilising modern technology to enhance Shakespeare’s work? What are the ethical implications of modernising text? How do the RSC inspire and engage new audiences?

Led by the Royal Shakespeare Company

 

2.30-4pm | Workshop | Clowning: Utilising foolishness within Shakespeare

For many centuries, clowning and foolishness have been used by theatre makers to tell stories, express challenging opinions and inspire laughter in audiences. During this practical workshop, you will be taken through a variety of clowning exercises whilst exploring the role of the clown in performance.

Led by Mark Curtis from Small Nose Theatre

 

4.30-6pm | Workshop | The Actor-Musician: Blending vocal and rhythmic elements into performance

In this workshop, participants will look at how musical elements can be used within performance to enhance its storytelling power. This is not musical theatre and no previous musical experience is necessary. By using the items around the room as instruments, including voices, participants will experience performance that is intertwined with rhythmic sounds and voices.

 

7-8.30pm | Workshop | Introduction to The Comedy of Errors – Royal Shakespeare Company

In this interactive workshop, members from the Royal Shakespeare Company will introduce participants to Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors with a ‘whistle stop 9 minute epic showcase’ and creative activities to help us to understand the plot, explore the themes and have a good laugh together.

Led by the Royal Shakespeare Company

Important information

Age recommendation: 18+

Date & Time: Tue 28 Sep, 10am-8.30pm

Cost: FREE but booking is essential

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.

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