Due to the current outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19), and the Government’s advice to the public to avoid attending theatres, and other social and cultural events and locations, it will come as no surprise that PBDS had to take the difficult decision to close for the foreseeable future with all productions, performances and other activities suspended with immediate effect.
As a consequence, our Spring Production has now been cancelled, as has the Bromley Theatre Guild Drama Festival.
We understand this will be disappointing news for but the safety and security of our members and our audiences is our priority.
In the meantime, we will be running a series of COVID19 secure workshops with a maximum of 30 people socially distanced in our lovely large hall.
Timetable of Events:
12th October @ 20.00 - LET THE SHOW BEGIN - "The inner workings of a west
This workshop seminar will be lead by our very own technical manager who has worked on a number of west end shows, including 'Wicked', 'Book of Morman' and 'The Wiz'. Come and be part and learn what it takes to keep a west end show looking it's best 365 days a year.
2nd November @ 20.15 - BEING MORE BELIEVABLE ON STAGE- “A theatre workshop for adult actors”
We are very lucky to have Paul Doust to lead the workshop. Paul is an actor, playwright and director and is an experienced and very sought after workshop leader.
What will be covered?
In this workshop you’ll explore some key approaches to being more believable when you’re acting. More alive, more spontaneous and more convincing. The session is extremely “get up and do it” - with lots of hands on activities, discussion and experiment. You’ll start with simple exercises and work up to small pieces of script work. All of the time the focus will be on simple, instantly useful and entirely practical techniques to help you improve. Oh, and it’ll be very relaxed and a lot of fun. By the end of the session you’ll have a clearer idea of what “believability” on stage really is – and at least three fool-proof, tried and tested techniques for helping you achieve it.
Paul Doust – workshop leader
Paul trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama London. He acted for many years – then turned to playwrighting and teaching. At the GSMD Paul was lucky enough to be taught by the remarkable actor and director, Ginny Schneider (who both studied and worked at the Moscow Art Theatre in the 1950s). Ginny inspired all of her students to strive for a “compelling truthfulness” on stage - and this is what Paul now teaches to others.
Paul is an experienced and very sought-after workshop leader. He holds both
the DTLLS qualification in adult learning and The Certificate in Training Practice (distinction) awarded by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
16nd November @ 20.00 - DON'T LOOSE YOUR HEAD - “A technical workshop for the pyro enthusiasts”
This workshop will bring out your inner flame. With fireworks night just around the corner what a better way then to find out about pyrotechnics.