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THEATRE OF CATASTROPHE – A Weekend with Howard Barker and The Wrestling School

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

@ 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 and 19th, 2013 – The Barn Theatre


Event 1 – HEARING – A playreading and a conversation.

 Distancea 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 

Friday October 18th, 7.00pm – 9.30pm, The Barn Theatre

 Tickets: Full Price £15, SCUDD/DramaUK Members £10, Concession £5


Event 2 – DOING – A day of workshops and discussion led by Howard Barker and members of the Wrestling School. 

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), actress Sarah Belcher, Steve Dykes on behalf of Richard Romagnoli (Potomac Theater Project, NYC) and Dr James Reynolds (University of Kingston),

Saturday October 19th  10.00am – 5.30pm, The Barn Theatre

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

Places are limited so please book online now at the Rose Bruford College online store

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