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Sun 05 Dec

Start times are 10:00 and 11:15 and 12:45 and 14:00 and 15:15 

Admission Free
University tickets SOLD OUT
No public tickets available
End Time: 11:00

Admission Free
University tickets SOLD OUT
No public tickets available
End Time: 12:15

Admission Free
University tickets SOLD OUT
No public tickets available
End Time: 13:45

Admission Free
University tickets SOLD OUT
No public tickets available
End Time: 15:00

Admission Free
University tickets SOLD OUT
No public tickets available
End Time: 16:15

Shakespeare Monologue Coaching

Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)
Postcode: EX4 4LA  Show on Map

Thinking of auditioning for Drama school or keen to improve your Shakespearean text skills? Sun & Moon Theatre are offering one-on-one sessions tailored for you, as each session is individualised to work with you on a monologue that you're keen to explore and tackle. We specialise in breaking down barriers between actors and text, giving you the opportunity to play with Shakespeare's words and make discoveries, exploring visual clues and technicalities, and unlocking thoughts and emotions. Process matters to us and our aim is to support you in feeling more confident and liberated with Shakespearean text, helping you to find your voice and prepare either for auditions, or for working on Shakespeare's plays or both! If you'd prefer to work through a scene with a partner instead of working on a monologue, we can work with both of you on a duologue. 

These are fun, intensive and rewarding sessions, tailored specifically for your needs, whether you're completely new to Shakespeare or are already very experienced. Book a 60 minute time slot, and we will get in touch with you by email. Please email melissa.sunandmoontheatre@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

  • 'It has opened my eyes as to how Shakespeare can be performed. It was so rewarding to see instant results, bettering my ability as an actor, in a single session' 
  • 'The facilitators were excellent - approachable, willing to answer questions, skilled and engaging'
  • 'I came in really nervous but from the first minute to the last of the workshop I had such a lovely time'
  • 'Amazing experience, I found the techniques that were introduced very helpful. Can't wait to try them out more!'

Melissa Barrett and David Johnson are the Artistic Directors/Actor Managers of Sun & Moon Theatre. They have extensive experience as actors, directors and producers in Shakespearean theatre in addition to coaching and delivering workshops.

Wed 02 Feb

Start time: 14:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 40
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 15:00

Workshop: Why Join a Union? Equity in the Creative Industries

Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)
Postcode: EX4 4LA  Show on Map

Join a union because of who we are, together; not just because of what you do.

Simon Curtis, Equity's Regional Official for South West England, joins us for an informative Q&A session for those contemplating a career as a performer or creative practitioner within the creative industries. You can learn more about the benefits of Equity membership, your workplace rights and what Equity's role is within the sector.
 Equity is a union of more than 47,000 members, united in the fight for fair terms and conditions in the workplace. Our members are actors, singers, dancers, designers, directors, stage managers, puppeteers, comedians, voice artists, and variety performers. They work on stage, on TV sets, on the catwalk, in film studios, in recording studios, in night clubs and in circus tents.
Equity brings together entertainment professionals and ensures their demands are heard: whether these are for decent pay, better health and safety regulations, or more opportunities for all - regardless of class, age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Even when our members perform solo, they are not alone. They are always part of the Equity community.

Simon Curtis is the Equity National and Regional Official for Wales and South West England.
Following an almost 20 years as a professional performer Simon moved to become an industrial official with the union. His role at Equity covers industrial negotiations in television and theatre, political lobbying, legal casework and engaging with members and non-members in both work venues and educational institutions.