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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:
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.
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.
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.
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