Above: L-R – Nathan Bryon, Trish Cooke and Katie Mitchell
by Martin Shippen
The Bush Theatre has recently announced two new masterclasses to offer an insight into theatre by leading practitioners Trish Cooke and Nathan Bryon (11 Feb), and Katie Mitchell (25 Feb).
Participants will be able to attend the online masterclasses from the comfort of their home via Zoom. The sessions will develop skills in writing and directing for all levels and will be interactive.
Online tickets are now on sale via the Bush Theatre Box Office and are priced at £20.
There are a limited number of bursary places available and concession pricing. See: www.bushtheatre.co.uk
Thursday, 11 February 2021
5pm – 7pm
Trish Cooke & Nathan Bryon – Writing in Different Forms
Have you got ideas for stage, screen and books? How do you find which idea works best for each medium? And how do you kickstart your writing career?
Trish Cooke (So Much, winner of the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize) and Nathan Bryon (Sunday Times Bestseller Look Up! and Bloods on Sky 1) have written everything from plays to television to children’s books and are here to share their best tips and exercises.
Trish Cooke is currently Writer in Residence at London’s Bush Theatre with previous writers’ residencies at the Liverpool Playhouse (1989); Second Wave Young People’s Theatre at the Albany Empire (1992) and BBC North (2002).
Nathan Bryon is an actor, writer and author. He is best known for his role as regular character Jamie in Some Girls and Benidorm’s sunniest holidaymaker, Joey Ellis.
Thursday, 25 February 2021
3pm – 5.30pm
Katie Mitchell – An Introduction to Directing
From the internationally acclaimed director comes an introduction to the basic skills necessary for theatre directing and guidance through the steps the director takes in making a mainstream production from getting the job to the final performance.
Katie Mitchell has directed over one hundred productions in a career spanning thirty years. In the UK she has directed nine productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, nineteen for the National Theatre, and twelve for The Royal Court – and she has been an Associate Director at all three organisations.
In opera, she has directed for English National Opera, Glyndebourne Opera, Welsh National Opera, and the Royal Opera House.