THEATRE

WORKSHOPS / Performance

Skills sessions and artist development

Learn how developing playfulness can help in making great theatre. Robbie has experience in devising and facilitating with professional companies, youth theatres, community groups and schools. 

Not just for theatre folk! 

These workshops are great for those wanting to find more presence and flexibility in any style of performance, or anyone just needing 2 hours of ridiculously good fun...

Check out the What's On page for upcoming workshops

OR...

Take a peek at the Pick 'n' Mix workshop menu below and then get in touch to book your own:

  • Length can range from a couple of hours to a few days

  • Sessions/themes can be combined

  • All workshop plans tailored to individual requirements

Intro to Clowning

No squirty flowers, no creepy facepaint, no massive shoes. (Maybe some red noses...)

 

Clowns have only one mission - to connect and play with whatever's around them.

In this session, we will start with lots of games to tap into the curious, playful state that we already have hidden in each of us, before starting to gently look at how we might share some of this delight with an audience.

Playful Body & Voice 

Our bodies and voices can do some weird and wonderful things...

 

In this session, we explore and expand our range of movement and sounds, using techniques drawn from clown, embodied dance, physical theatre and natural voice work.

Don't
even
think about it!

Devising without a script can be a challenge…

Learn how trusting ourselves and our bodies can make it so much easier. You’ll be introduced to various exercises inspired by improvisation, mask work and devising techniques from a range of playful theatre makers, in order to allow characters, scenes and story to emerge without having to use your head too much.  

Robbie is an actor-musician trained in clowning, fooling, improvisation and physical theatre.

 

Have a gander at the things he's up to below, as well as bespoke performances you can book him for! 

Playing
the Fool

The Fool walks onto the stage with absolutely nothing, looking inside and out to the world, trusting that something will happen...

'Fooling' is a totally improvised form of solo imporvisation where the crazy cast of characters inside the performer's head are let out to play, hopefully to offer some profound wisdom on the nature of playing, trusting and modern life, but more likely to just say a load of nonsense and do a silly dance...

Click Here to see if there are any upcoming performances, or get in touch to book a Fool for your cabaret night or event!

Cast for Hire

Walkabout performances - perfect for festivals and events!

A whole cast of fun characters are waiting to emerge from the dressing room...

Get in touch to pre-book one or have something made especially for you!

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