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Become a Rabble Rouser

Get up on stage
RABBLE Get Up On Stage
Mondays 7pm-9:30pm
Venue: The Hexagon, Reading
Venue Info
£130 per term (10 weeks) for ages 18-80.
To request a free trial, click the Enrol Now button and we'll contact you with details of the next available date. Trials are usually offered on week 1 and during the term if places are available. Enrolling does not commit you to joining for the whole term.

Get Up On Stage is our supportive, high-quality and fun acting school for adults. You will work with RABBLE’s professional directors, fight choreographers, voice specialists and actors, learning about the skills needed in theatre.

The course focuses on 3 areas:

Physicality

Classes in Stage Combat and Movement will offer new skills and professional qualifications. Students will study Stage Combat and have the opportunity to take an exam with the Academy of Performance Combat giving them a professional qualification recognised by Equity.

Believability

Students will learn to create characters and explore text for performance. They will work on monologues, duologues and scenes for performance. They will also have the option of taking a group LAMDA acting exam performing the scenes they have created and getting a qualification in acting.

Creativity

Devising and improvisation lessons will give students outstanding new skills and confidence. Students will work with a professional improvisation teacher to create scenes and sketches. Performance opportunities at improv nights will offer students the chance to share their new skills and develop confidence.

“The guest tutors have all been outstanding (so have the regulars!) and they have shared very valuable information, techniques and tips with us.”

Get Up On Stage student.

 

Term Dates

 

At Get Up On Stage this term we’ll be devising stories about the forgotten tales of Reading.

Students will be delving into our local history and transforming what they find into exciting pieces of theatre. No doubt we’ll be discovering some weird and wonderful characters along the way, perhaps from the biscuit factory or maybe from the Medieval Abbey, but, as ever, we’ll also be keeping an eye on self-confidence and all the other transferable skills that GUOS focuses on.

Summer term 2021:

19th April – 28th June (10 weeks)
Half term break – 31st May

Autumn term 2021:

13th September – 29th November (10 weeks)
Half term break – 18th & 25th October

 

RABBLE Hardship fund

If you are thinking I’d love to experience that, but you need help with some, or all of the fees, then why not apply to the RABBLE Hardship Fund. The aim of the Hardship Fund is to make sure that everyone can access our work. You may want to send your child to our Saturday School, or you yourself might fancy a term of Get Up On Stage. Perhaps you want your community group or school to come to a production. Whatever it is, you can apply to us and we’ll see if we can help. You can apply for 50% of 100% of the cost of your ticket(s) / fees.

To apply, either send us a video or write us an email, explaining who you are, why you want to attend and a little about your situation. Don’t worry, all your information is completely confidential and the benefactors are never revealed (unless they really want to be).  

If you are interested in applying to the fund for all or part of your fees, please state so on your enrolment form. There is no cash equivalent.

“My entire education – school, a year abroad, university and drama school – was funded through bursaries, so it feels pretty amazing to now be involved in a charity that’s enabling others to gain skills and get more involved with the community.” Toby Davies, RABBLE Theatre’s Artistic Director

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The team

Ameer Choudrie

 

Ameer is a professional actor and acting teacher. Ameer has an MA in Applied Theatre from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama having previously trained as an actor at Guildford School of Acting (GSA Conservatoire) completing his degree at The University of Hull. He is also a Qualified Teacher having studied on the graduate teacher training programme at The University of Reading.

Ameer has held roles as a Visiting Lecturer and Outreach facilitator for RADA, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and RABBLE Theatre Company. As of 2020, he is the new Acting for Stage and Screen BA Course Leader at PPA, Guildford.

As a performer, Ameer has worked in theatre, television and film. Highlights on the credit list would be working on “London Road” the feature film directed by Rufus Norris, that transferred from the National Theatre. He works regularly as a freelance facilitator for the NYT and the Old Vic as well as leading Unconscious Bias Training Sessions for TALAWA.

Sabina Netherclift

 

Sabina is a teacher, director, movement director and actor. She trained with Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She runs Filament Theatre with composer Osnat Schmool, creating work which fuses multi-part vocal performance with devised physical performance. As a director/movement director she has worked with Redcape Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, London Bubble and for Voices Now at the Roundhouse, London amongst others. She teaches mask, mime and movement skills at Guildford School of Acting and has run workshops and lead projects for a wide variety of organisations including Opera North, ENO Baylis, Royal Opera House Education, Turtle Key Arts (particularly leading workshops for children and adults with ASC), Central, Arts Ed, Mountview, Birmingham School of Acting. She is External Examiner for the Acting and Contemporary Theatre Course at East 15.

Mark Middleton

 

Mark graduated as a Stage Combat Instructor in 2012 with the Academy of Performance Combat, one of three organisations professionally recognised by Equity. Since then he has Choreographed and Fight Directed a number of shows including Princess Mononoke for Whole Hog Theatre Company and Romeo & Juliet, Henry I for RBL along with Dani Davies.

Mark teaches regularly for West End Workshops, and has taught exam courses at Northampton University and Oxford School of Drama. He also teaches on the Freelance Workshops Residential Summer Course and workshop days and courses for numerous Professional and Amateur Schools and Societies.

Toby Davies

Toby Davies is RABBLE’s Artistic Director and has appeared as Thomas Becket in Henry II, Henry I in Henry I of England, Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Andy in Off the Block 2015.

He trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (Acting) & St Andrews University (English lit.)

Toby’s other theatre credits include Raife Clutch in The Great British Bump Off, Hexagon; Macduff in Macbeth China Plat/Warwick Theatre tour; Giles Ralston in The Mousetrap West End; Alphabetical Order Bath Theatre Royal tour; Balmoral Hampstead Theatre tour, Stepan in The Department of Smelling Pistakes Publick Transport/Tobacco Factory tour; The Guard in Frozen Fresh Glory tour; The Draper in Moll Flanders Southwark Playhouse.

Toby’s Film and TV credits include The Firm Nick Love; The Bent Penny Darrel J. Butlin; Return as Faulty Leftheris Eleftheriou; King to Castle Rahdy Elwan; Lab Rats Sam Washington. Le Creuset & Sky TV commercials.