“A Workshop on Directing” with Bob Tomson

We’re delighted to announce our free Saturday afternoon session at this year’s Festival of Drama: “A Workshop on Directing” with Bob Tomson. This is taking place on the 18th September at 2:30pm, and will last 60 minutes.

Bob has been an actor, stage and screen writer, a college and university lecture in drama, and now divides his time as a professional director in both theatre and TV. His production of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers has won every major British theatre award, recently completed a record 25-year run in London, and was nominated for three Olivier Awards. His other long-running musical success, Leslie’s Bricusse’s Scrooge, has enjoyed over 20 years of regular seasons. His current production of Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice’s Evita has been running in the UK for 11 years. Television direction includes: BBC drama series Hero to Zero, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award and whose subsequent full-length film version was sold to 15 countries; and many others including Is Harry on the Boat? Dream Team, Night and Day, The Bill, Heartbeat, Father Brown and Brookside.

Bob says:

“This will be a highly practical and active workshop designed for directors. Techniques will be explored which directors can use to help them develop a strong, ensemble acting company, even before auditions and rehearsals start. Comfortable clothes and footwear are essential.”

There is a maximum of 20 places and a brief description of any productions previously directed would be useful for Bob to have.

What a great opportunity to learn from a man at the top of his profession – and it’s FREE! It’s open to anyone, whether a Festival of Drama competitor or not, and all you have to do is go to the ADC online Box Office and book a place. But don’t leave it too long – tickets are already being snapped up!

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