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Patron – David Wood OBE

David Wood, OBE (born 21 February 1944 in Sutton, Surrey, England) is an actor and writer whom The Times called “the National Children’s Dramatist”.[1] Along with John Gould, he founded the Whirligig Theatre, a touring children’s theatre company.[2] He was educated at Chichester High School for Boys and Worcester College, Oxford. Wood has been an actor, composer, producer, director, lyric writer, magician, author, and playwright. […]

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Head of the TYA Centre – Jeremy Harrison

Jeremy Harrison was one of the country’s leading actor musicians before going on to run the Actor Musicianship programme and the recently-established MA in Theatre for Young Audiences at Rose Bruford College. He trained at RADA before gaining a BA (Hons) with the Open University and a Masters in Theatre Practices from the University of […]

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Tall Stories

15th April 2011 This practical workshop was held in Rose Bruford College’s Barn Theatre, as part of the TYA strand of their annual symposium. It was led by Tall Stories’ Joint Artistic Director Toby Mitchell and company member Louanna Priestman. The participants were under graduate students from Rose Bruford College’s School of Performance and students from […]

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David Wood Symposium

14th April 2011 This event was held in the Barn Theatre at Rose Bruford College in April 2011, as part of the theatre for young audiences strand within the college’s annual symposium. It was a three-hour session that comprised of a largely practical exploration of David’s approach to making theatre for children and young people, […]

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Acting Like Children

Download the Acting Like Children research paper here. Acting Like Children was a three-day event, which examined the notion of playing children and young people in work made for children and young people. Each day was led by a different theatre company: Polka Theatre – Jonathan Lloyd, Artistic Director of London’s Polka Theatre led the first […]

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Theatre Centre Collaboration

Earlier this year, as part of the new second year TYA module, Acting and Actor Musician students collaborated on a range of new work with partners including Greenwich Theatre, Bromley Churchill, Pants on Fire and Theatre Centre. The shows were all brand new pieces of work that offered both our students and our professional partners […]

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Dream: the joy of creating with Oily Cart

Dream: the joy of creating with Oily Cart

Applications are now invited for our week long residency with acclaimed children’s theatre company Oily Cart, exploring how to make work for children and young people with complex disabilities. Dream: the joy of creating with Oily Cart, is the second of our collaborations with TYAUK. The event is designed to offer professional practitioners from the UK and […]

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Tony Graham

Tony Graham is an Honorary Fellow of the College and has taught on the MA in Theatre for Young Audiences since its inception in 2010. At that time he was Artistic Director of The Unicorn Theatre and was instrumental in bringing about the creative partnership between the theatre and the College which enabled the establishment of […]

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Acting like Children

Acting Like Children was a three-day event, which examined the notion of playing children and young people in work made for children and young people. A research paper has been uploaded to the site.

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New Resources on RBC TYA

A set of new resources has been added to the site: UK and International Theatre Associations A guide to the roles and activities of key voluntary and official organisations promoting theatre and performing arts worldwide, with a special emphasis on those related to Theatre for Young Audiences. International Research in Theatre for Young Audiences International Links […]

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