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In January 2017 we launch The Measure for Measure Project, another in our series of one-term courses centred around Shakespeare’s work. Participants on the course then have the opportunity to continue to performance in summer 2017. What does the course involve and what’s it like to participate? These are the thoughts and feelings of some Read more about The Measure for Measure Project[…]
Tutor/director Richard Spaul talks about in situ:’s upcoming course, Voice is the Muscle of the Soul. Sue Quilliam: Richard, the title of this course is intriguing. What does it mean? RS: It’s a quote from Alfred Wolfsohn, a pioneer in Voice Exploration. He felt that the voice was the main ‘soul’, or expresser of human Read more about The Voice is the Muscle of the Soul: a new course from in situ:[…]
A dark winter night. An atmospheric medieval chapel. A lone narrator who delivers chilling tales and haunting songs. When I saw ‘Ghost Stories’ I was left feeling wholly entranced, appropriately unsettled, the memories lingering. Just the effect a good ghost story should have. I was also left feeling curious. I wanted to know more, and Read more about Ghost Stories… mysteries unveiled[…]
Learn to Act classes 1 and 2 are an introduction to the in situ: approach. Course Leader and in situ: Director Richard Spaul says “Yes, we teach performance technique – but the main point of these classes is for you to find out whether you might be able to act and whether you would enjoy Read more about Ready to Learn to Act?[…]
Every year for the past 14 years, in situ: has offered a residential workshop, Theatre and Landscape in site-specific theatre. The current format is that the group – facilitated by artistic director Bella Stewart – spend a whole week in an inspiring location, devising pieces of experimental ‘Theatre’ inspired by the surrounding ‘Landscape’. These are Read more about What is Theatre and Landscape?[…]
Un-named is our latest project. The six cast members have worked together for a year under the guidance of artistic director Bella Stewart. These are some of the performers’ thoughts and feelings about the work. What’s the topic of Un-named? “We started by broadly looking at the topic of ‘feral children’ – children raised in Read more about What is “un-named”?[…]
Saturday night’s performance of Hamlet at St. Andrews Hall, Cambridge is SOLD OUT. If you want to see this performance, please don’t risk disappointment – book one of the remaining tickets for Thursday or Friday as soon as possible.
“Being an actor”. The phrase summons up all kinds of images. Laurence Olivier declaiming the Bard. Jobbing actors unpacking their weekly suitcases in provincial repertory. Grinning West End performers taking their thirteenth curtain call. And the sort of waspishness which has given “amdram” a bad name” “Being an in situ: actor” is none of these Read more about “Being an Actor” – In Situ: and Hamlet[…]
Tragedy has been the most powerful and sublime dramatic form since the Ancient Greeks created it. The greatest playwrights from Aeschylus to Beckett and beyond have worked in this medium and produced some of the greatest plays in existence. This spring, in situ: presents a new eight-week course exploring the use of tragedy in performance. Read more about Learn to Act 3: Tragedy in Performance[…]
in situ:’s sell-out performances of The Canterbury Tales at Brighton Fringe were included in this recently published video: Brighton Fringe – Week 4 from Brighton Fringe on Vimeo.
This summer in situ:, presents an eight-week course exploring ways of making text come alive in performance. Using dialogues from King Lear and Hedda Gabler, we’ll explore Shakespeare’s language and look at more modern psychological approaches to: the staging and interpretation of text, the creation of character, use of space and and interacting with and Read more about Learn to Act 3: Staging and interpretation[…]
Learn to Act 1 Winter 2015 is now full. We are now booking for the next running of the course which will start in April 2015.