"A BA in devising crammed into 12 hours"

"A real insight into the art of physical comedy...many topics I have previously studied have been far better put into practice (here)" 

Are you a performer interested in honing your improvisation, devising and comedy skills? 

Taking inspiration from the greats of silent comedy Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton, this two-day intensive explores the idea of adding a fresh twist to some classic physical comedy routines, led by long-term Told by an Idiot collaborator and experienced performer, director and theatre maker Stephen Harper. 

The workshop draws on clown, commedia dell’arte and the work of Michael Chekhov to look at the technique and spirit needed to create brilliant comic set pieces. 

You will take away a toolkit of ideas and practical approaches, which will enable you to make your own gags, numbers and comedy routines, including: hand to hand combat techniques in order to create slapstick violence, pratfalls, double takes and throwing custard pies. 

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