Are you aged over 65 and interested in taking part in drama activities and performing at Southwark Playhouse? Then come and join our Elders Company!
We meet on Monday mornings from 11.00am – 12.30pm at Southwark Playhouse, where we take part in workshop activities, play games together and devise our own productions for performance on stage at Southwark Playhouse.
“I’ve found it such fun and just grinned for two hours on a Monday to start a week in a better way. It’s so inclusive and a very positive atmosphere”
Sessions are led by professional directors and facilitators with many years of experience. As well as our own projects, we have teamed up with Southwark Playhouse’s Young Company, students from London Southbank University and the New York Theatre Workshop, amongst others.
The Elders Company is free to attend for anyone aged 65 or over. No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to get involved, take part and have fun. Participants must be able to make their own way to and from sessions.
In Autumn 2017, we are holding a series of one-off workshops, which are open to everyone who might like to try out the Elders Company before committing to joining. Confirmed workshops so far are:
Monday 16th October 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm: Singing workshop with choir and jazz band leader Sam Chaplin
Monday 20th November 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm: Acting workshop with director and facilitator Toby Clarke, focusing on the use of scripts and text.
Tuesday 28th November 2017, 11.00am – 1.00pm:Acting workshop with facilitator Estelle Buckridge, focusing on improvisation skills.
More events to be confirmed. To find out more and to book your place, please contact David Workman, Youth and Community Director, on 0207 407 0234 or firstname.lastname@example.org. He will also be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Elders Company is grateful for the support of Southwark Council’s Neighbourhoods Fund.