Improvisation workshop: a spot of devising

You may have realised by now that I’m a big improvisation fan. Earlier this year, when the sun had not yet fought its way through the clouds and the persistent gloom still hung heavy in the sky, a group of actors traipsed through a dark winter night to get to an improvisation workshop. It was…

The expo – and so it begins

Directing a play is always an adventure. You get your ship ready, choose your crew, raise your anchor and set sail. There is also a fair bit of blagging involved, in my case anyhow. I’m sure most directors would agree. They may now be accomplished, successful and highly regarded by their peers, but once upon…

Vincent’s improv workshop

Amid the chaos leading up to Christmas I didn’t get the chance to write about an improvisation workshop that Vincent Adams ran earlier in December. Alongside recently directing for the Southsea Shakespeare Actors (SSA), Vin is a member (actually co-founder!) of SOOP, the resident theatre company at the Spring Arts and Heritage Centre in Havant….