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New Workshop Series

£8 per workshop

Led by Movement Director Christina Fulcher, these workshops will focus on the process of creating movement within new writing. Participants are welcome to join for all or individual workshops. Each workshop will focus on a particular text and topic. Workshop participants will learn how movement can be an integral part of the process and creation of new work.

The movement direction in these workshops will be focused on inclusive practice and fostering positive embodiment. The workshop will include warm-up, a read-through of a selection of the text, a virtual rehearsal room with testing and exploring various practices to approach the text in a physical and movement way, and reflections. Further, each workshop will include a Q&A with the playwright! 

This is an interactive and physical workshop, open to people of all physical abilities. Be ready to move online via Zoom and connect with the wider theatrical community.

About Christina Fulcher  

Christina Fulcher is an inclusive Movement Director, Choreographer, Intimacy Coordinator and Educator working nationally and internationally. She holds an MFA in Movement Directing & Teaching from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Christina works across theatre, opera, and new writing. Christina is a teaching artist with Disney Theatrical and ISTA. Movement Director credits include: Don’t Talk to Strangers, Stages, When We Died (Vault Festival 2020); Into the Woods (RCSSD: MA Music Theatre); Cunning Little Vixen (Royal Academy Opera).

Associate/Assistant Movement Director credits include: Emilia (Vaudeville Theatre, West End); Beyond the Deepening Shadow (Historic Royal Palaces: Tower of London); Our House is Your Home (Royal Opera House, Open Up Festival); Wasted (Southwark Playhouse, Off West End); The Rake’s Progress (British Youth Opera).

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May 4, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Workshop 1: Movement through Monologues

Workshop Text: Millie’s Nan, a monologue by Michelle Payne

This workshop will feature a live Q&A with Michelle!

About Michelle Payne  

Michelle Payne is a director and playwright from Essex and the recent recipient of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme. She trained in acting at Arts Ed & Performance Preparation Academy, and in playwriting with Philip Ayckbourn at the Queens Theatre Hornchurch. Her first play, Orchid, won two awards at its first outing at the Moors Theatre (Camden Fringe) in 2015 (Best New Writing & Best Actress: Michelle Payne).

Michelle is currently in the process of developing her play Squad Goals about female footballers in Essex for the Park Theatre Prism Project. Michelle won Best in Fringe for her play Full Circle about mental health at the Brewery Fringe Festival. She is also an acting tutor for West End Kids , and is the artistic director of Caspa Arts, an actor training company for under-represented voices.

May 14, 6:30-8:30 PM    

Workshop 4: Embodying & Empowering Movement Practices

Workshop Text: Typical Girls by Morgan Lloyd-Malcom – Extract of new play

Read about the play: Clean Break

This workshop will feature a live Q&A with Morgan!

About the playwright, Morgan Lloyd-Malcolm

Morgan Lloyd-Malcom was commissioned by The Globe to write Emiliawhich became a hit show in summer 2018 before transferring to the West End in 2019. It has been optioned for film and she is currently in development on this as well as several TV drama and comedy projects. She is also developing a book adaptation for film with Lucky Chap Films and adapting her play The Wasp into a screenplay for Paradise City Films. She is under commission for stage with Headlong and Clean Break.

Morgan’s play Belongings was produced at the Hampstead Theatre and Trafalgar Studios in 2011 to great acclaim and was shortlisted for The Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright Award. This was followed in 2015 by another hit play at Hampstead Theatre, The Wasp, which also transferred to Trafalgar Studios in 2015.

Other stage work includes commissions for the Old Vic, Clean Break and Firehouse Productions. In 2013 she was chosen as a member of the Soho Six (Soho Theatre). She has co-written several acclaimed immersive site specific plays with Katie Lyons, produced by Look Left Look Right, including You Once Said YesAbove and Beyond and Once Upon a Christmas. She was part of the writing team for four of the Lyric Hammersmith’s pantomimes from 2009-2012 and wrote (solo) the Bolton Octagon’s Christmas plays for 2013 and 2014. She has written two large community plays for the Old Vic New Voices; Platform and Epidemic.

May 7, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

    Workshop 2: Autobiographical Movement

Workshop Text: 3 Years, 1 Week & A Lemon Drizzle – a 1-act devised play by Alexandra & Kate Donnachie

Read about the show: Disability Arts Online | British Theatre

This workshop will feature a live Q&A with sister playwrights Alexandra & Kate!

About the playwrights, Alexandra & Kate

Alexandra Donnachie is an award-nominated actress-writer and has worked extensively in both capacities in venues across the UK including the Oldham Coliseum, the Royal & Derngate and Hampstead Theatre. She currently plays series regular Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Tate in the Dark Shadows audio drama series and has appeared in numerous audio dramas for Big Finish and Audible. In 2018, she played Sylvia Pankhurst in the BAFTA Award winning docudrama, Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley. Alexandra’s Bruntwood longlisted play WHEN WE DIED premiered at the 2020 VAULT Festival and she is currently developing her next full-length play with D.E.M. Productions.

Kate Donnachie has most recently played Bushkid in Pilot Theatre’s Crongton Knights. She has been a part of the BAC Beatbox Academy since 2014, training and performing at various venues from The Royal Festival Hall to Latitude Festival . She is an understudy in their 5 star show Frankenstein: How to make a monster. Graduating in 2018 from Italia Conti (BA Acting) as a Carlton Hobbs Bursary Award Runner-Up and Alan Bates Award finalist, Kate has appeared in various projects including; ‘3 Years, 1 Week & a Lemon Drizzle’ (Ad & Kd Theatre, Edinburgh Festival), Return to Elm House (Battersea Arts Centre), Home to Vote (Tiny Theatre Company, The King’s Head Theatre). She can be heard as ‘Grace’ in acclaimed BBC Radio 4 drama ‘China Towns’.


May 11, 6:30-8:30 PM   

Workshop 3: Lived Experience & Inclusive Movement

Workshop Text: Little Miss Burden by Matilda Ibini – Full-length play

Read about the play: Bunker Theatre | The Stage

This workshop will feature a live Q&A with Matilda!

About the playwright, Matilda Ibini

Matilda Ibini is a playwright and screenwriter from London. (My White Best Friend And Other Letters Left Unsaid, Bunker Theatre. Choice and Control, Old Vic Theatre. Muscovado, Theatre503 and UK tour). She has a commission with Bush Theatre and has screen projects in development with BBC Films.

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28 Apr 2020


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