Posted: 24 September 2014
Over a period of three days, students helped the company realise ideas for their live art community musical. Together they worked through key sections of the script, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas by Larry L. King, helping to devise new material through improvisation.
One of the students, Steph Davies, says “Working with GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN was a great experience. They took a new approach when directing the musical and managed to devise the scenes in an experimental manner which brought a whole new feel and flavour to it.”
Since forming in 2008, GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN have been creating cross-genre work that plays with glory, endurance, artifice and the banal. Their work has been shown across Europe and the UK including venues such as National Theatre Studio and Battersea Arts Centre.
The company will be working with the department throughout the year as associate artists. Reader from the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, Dr Sarah Gorman, comments, "It’s a great opportunity for students to experience the rigour and discipline observed in a professional theatre environment. I think it's really important for them to get experience outside of a protected university environment."
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is opening in the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich on Friday 31st October.
Professor opens Venice Biennale with Taiwan Minister of Culture
Professor Adrian Heathfield from the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance opened the Doing Time exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale, which features the works of the renowned artist Tehching Hsieh. Housed in the Palazzo delle Prigioni, close to St. Mark's Square, Doing Time is the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist's work to date. Detailed installations of two of Hsieh's One Year Performances – 'Time Clock Piece' and 'Outdoor Piece' – are on show, in which he pursued unprecedented acts of endurance, as well as three previously unseen works for the camera: Road Repair, Exposure and Jump.
Posted: 31 May 2017
Drama students to perform alongside UK’s first experimental theatre group at the Horniman Museum
On 18 May, 28 Drama, Theatre and Performance students will perform at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in a one off production with the People Show, as part of the Museums at Night festival.
Posted: 8 May 2017
Roehampton graduate to lead community production of Easter play
Frazer Blaxland, a graduate of Roehampton in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, will be taking the lead role of Jesus in an open-air Community Passion Play. The community production of up to 250 performers will take place through the streets of Marlborough in Wiltshire on Easter Sunday.
Posted: 16 January 2017