The 2019/20 programme included the following elements:
The group saw three very different shows: Us/Them (Bronks and Richard Jordan Productions), The Invisible Man (Theatre Artemis) and This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing (Stellar Quines). Teachers not only watched the productions but also took part in Q&As and discussion sessions with artistic directors and performers from the companies. There was also plenty of time for socialising, networking and soaking up the festival atmosphere!
The Fringe programme was made up of six shows, all selected from a shortlist by the teachers and seen over two full days: Buzz (Kopergietery), Burgerz (Travis and Hackney Showroom), Bromance (Barely Methodical Troupe), Electrolyte (Wildcard), Louder is Not Always Clearer (Mr and Mrs Clark featuring Jonny Cotsen), and Who Cares (LUNG and The Lowry). Again, teachers took part in facilitated discussions with the creative team of all six performances, met with a theatre critic - Gareth Vile - to talk about how he critiques and writes about performance, and had social time together to talk about the work.
Visits to performances outwith the festivals