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The Clive Barker Centre for Theatrical Innovation
in partnership with The Stanislavski Centre and
The Rose Bruford Centre for Voice and Speech present


A Weekend with Howard Barker
and The Wrestling School

At Rose Bruford College of Theatre &
Performance, Lamorbey Park, Sidcup

"Theatre of Catastrophe takes as its first
principle the idea that art is not digestible.
Rather, it is an irritant in consciousness, like
the grain of sand in the oyster's gut...”

Join Howard Barker and members of his company The Wrestling School for a weekend of play-readings, discussions and practical workshops.

OCTOBER 18th & 19th 2013 The Barn Theatre

Event 1 HEARING   A playreading and a conversation
Friday October 18th
7pm - 9.30pm The Barn Theatre

Distance   A reading of a new play by Howard Barker
Next year is the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. This intense chamber piece is a meditation on love and grief.
Director Gerrard McArthur    Cast Jane Bertish, Suzy Cooper and Philip Cumbus

Followed by: Howard Barker in conversation with Gerrard McArthur

Event 2   DOING  A day of workshops and discussion led by Howard Barker and members of the Wrestling School.  
Saturday October 19th
10.00am – 5.30pm The Barn Theatre
The day begins with a workshop led by Howard with members of The Wrestling School and students of Rose Bruford College on his latest play PREFIX.   After lunch, attendees are invited to take part in one of several workshops conducted by members of the company on its approach to acting and style. The day concludes with a panel discussion and opportunity for Q&A with Howard Barker, Gerrard McArthur and Jane Bertish (The Wrestling School), Richard Romagnoli (Potomac Theater Project, NYC) Dr James Reynolds (University of Kingston).

Tickets:Full Price £45
SCUDD/DramaUK Members £30
Concession £20

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Most of Howard Barkers plays are published by
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