The phrase ‘it’s immersive’ has become a bit of a catch all these days and everything it seems is now labelled as ‘immersive’. We have been playing with the idea of immersive experiences for a while now and really wanted to properly dip our toes in the water this time around. It is time, we thought, that we bought some truly immersive events to Portsmouth and offered the experience to the people here.
Clearly though, we needed some upskilling, so we have teamed up with a very experienced and reputable theatre company to deliver a one-day workshop in ‘Acting for Immersive Theatre’. So, we invited the creators of Alice’s Adventures Underground, The Game’s Afoot and Inside Pussy Riot to run an immersive theatre masterclass for actors of any age (18+) or experience. We wanted to offer something for people who might be brand new to immersive theatre, or an experienced immersive actor, the aim being to discover more about the differences for acting for the stage and acting when there is no stage.
Les Enfants Terribles Associate Director Joe Hufton will be leading the workshop and will guide the participants through various different styles and techniques of immersive theatre. All of the cast for the Cursed City – Dark Tides project will be attending and you might even get an invitation to get involved with our story experience. Think of the workshop as a kind of audition if you will. Joe Hufton has a wealth of experience, as you can see from his CV which includes among a long list of work directing the Olivier nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground in London (currently running in Shanghai), and Secret Cinema’s Back to the Future.
You can find out more about Les Enfants Terribles and what immersive theatre is all about by watching this short video.
The workshop fee is just £20 and numbers are limited to just 15 places. It runs at Groundlings Theatre on Saturday 21st September 10am-4pm so you will get plenty of time to really get to grips with the acting techniques you will learn. The details of the workshop and how to book are all on our Facebook event: HERE!
Or you can contact Groundslings Theatre Box Office Directly and book your place that way.
- Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent St, Portsmouth PO1 3BS.
- Box office is open: Monday – Saturday, 9AM – 5PM
- 023 9273 7370
The workshop is part of a larger project funded by Arts Council England to produce a transmedia story experience that will be delivered this autumn as part of Darkfest 2019.