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18 – 25 years old and looking for something different?

By 27 January 2016January 13th, 2021No Comments

The Company, Sussex’s site-specific theatre specialists, are producing Cyrano at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum this summer, in association with Chichester Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery, and they are looking for participants aged 18 – 25 years.

About the production

The Company, founded in 2006, specialises in writing & performing plays in, and about, places in Sussex. Their production of Rostand’s classic French play, Cyrano, will be based on John Well’s adaptation and will be interactive and promenade, taking place in and around the Museum’s medieval Market Square.

The script is being developed by playwright Suzi Hopkins, to interact with the museum setting, and to create a chorus of local people, to lead the action.

Workshops at the Theatre

Participants will work with a team of professionals, including director Stephen Israel, composer/musician Mike Simmonds, five actors, and Chichester Festival Theatre’s Youth Leader, Hannah Hogg, at a series of Drama, Music and Script Workshops at the Theatre.

The ten workshops will start with acting skills, before moving into script development & music for the production. They take place on Mondays from 6.30 – 8.30pm at Steven Pimlott Building, Chichester Festival Theatre, starting on 8 Feb (no workshop Easter Monday).

How much does it cost?

The first workshop is free and open to anyone who would like to come and find out more about the project. The cost is then £60 for the full course, or £30 for students, unwaged or those on low incomes.

Following on from the 10 workshops, rehearsals will take place on Monday evenings in May and June (there will be no charge for the rehearsals & performances).

Performance dates: 10 – 12 & 17 – 19 June, & 1 – 3 July (inclusive).

This project is supported by Arts Council England & the South Downs National Park Sustainable Community Fund.

Find out more or book your place on the Chichester Festival Theatre website.

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