New – JMK Nottingham Workshops

We're delighted to announce a new addition to our National Programme partner venues - Nottingham Playhouse, where our JMK workshops will be delivered in partnership with their Amplify programme.

The JMK & Amplify directors events at Nottingham Playhouse are free, and open to emerging and established directors who either live in or come from the East Midlands. The programme will be curated by JMK Director Practitioner Martin Berry, who also co-ordinates our programmes at the Royal & Derngate and Birmingham Rep.

Our first two workshops are detailed below:

Workshop with Claire Birch, Royal Shakespeare Company

Wednesday 27th March, 6pm
Neville Studio, Nottingham Playhouse

A 2 hour workshop with Claire Birch from the RSC looking at how the RSC works with directors.

About Claire Birch:

For the RSC Claire has produced each of the Mischief Festivals at The Other Place so far, plays include; The Ant and the Cicada Timberlake Wertenbaker, Revolt. She said. Revolt again Alice Birch, I Can Hear You E. V Crowe, This is Not an Exit Abi Zakarian, Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Foot Solider Somalia Seaton, Always Orange Fraser Grace, The Earthworks Tom Morton-Smith, Myth Matt Hartley and Kirsty Housley, Day of the Living Darren Cark, Amy Draper and Juliet Gilkes Romero, #WeAreArrested Can Dundar, Pippa Hill and Sophie Ivatts, Maydays by David Edgar. In the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and on tour: A Midsummer Night’s Dream a Play for the Nation, On tour: First Encounters Taming of the Shrew and First Encounters The Famous Victories of Henry V. At The Other Place and on tour: The Tempest (for children with autism) by Shakespeare. Current productions include, The Provoked Wife by John Vanbrugh, Venice Preserved by Thomas Otway, King John by Shakespeare and A Museum in Baghdad by Hannah Kahlil for the Swan Theatre.

In addition, Claire recruits and works closely with the RSC’s assistant directors and produces the research and development programme of work with internal and external artists.

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Workshop with the Artistic Director of Paines Plough, James Grieve

Tuesday 9th April, 6pm
Neville Studio, Nottingham Playhouse

This 3 hour workshop will look at how directors work with writers to develop new plays.

About James Grieve:

James is Joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough, the UK’s national theatre of new plays. For Paines Plough he has directed new plays by writers including Mike Bartlett, James Graham, Kate Tempest, Elinor Cook, Tom Wells, Anna Jordan, Brad Birch, Penelope Skinner and Nick Payne. His freelance work includes a new production of Les Miserables for Wermland Opera in Sweden, Brian Friel’s Translations which won Best Production at the UK Theatre Awards 2014 and the new musical The Assassination of Katie Hopkins which won Best Musical Production at the UK Theatre Awards 2018.

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