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This August, join award-winning theatre company, Rhum and Clay, for a dynamic week-long workshop to develop your physical skills.


Monday 17th - Friday 21st August, 11-12pm, one hour every day

Participants are  taken on a step-by-step journey towards developing a dynamic and ‘cinematic’ solo performance style, as showcased in the company’s Stage Award-winning production of Mistero Buffo. Participants can expect to learn exercises which will allow them to embody multiple characters, change physical space in the blink of an eye and cultivate a rich and diverse theatrical world using just their bodies. 

£35 for the week-long workshop.


We are also running a second workshop series - The Solo Clown - during the week of August 24th. To secure slots for both week-long workshops for the discounted price of £50, please email [email protected]


Rhum and Clay was founded at the Jacques Lecoq school in Paris. The central tenet of the school is that theatre comes from playfulness and collaboration and it is this that underpins our workshop methodology. 

The company’s work is always devised and physically virtuosic. Productions are cinematic in the telling, playing with overlapping narratives, with flashbacks and montages that cumulatively create artful, visually textured on-stage worlds. Over the past decade we’ve created nine productions that have toured the UK and internationally and our current production, The War of the Worlds, a new devised work, will be touring midscale venues in the UK, Asia and the US in 2021.

Julian Spooner and Matt Wells are the company’s two co-Artistic Directors. They are experienced teachers and have created bespoke workshops all over the world, most recently with young actors for the National Theatre here in the UK and with professional performers in Venezuela and Brazil. 

In August, when so many of us would have been in Edinburgh, and at a time when most avenues for performance and skills development have been curtailed, Matt and Julian will be sharing their skills through a series of five-day, on-line workshops for those with an interest in developing their physical abilities and, in particular, for those interested in honing solo performance techniques, whether experienced actors or those just starting out in the industry.

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When are the workshops running?

The Solo Physical Performer workshop will run for one hour (11-12pm) each day from Monday 17th to Friday 21st August.

Where are the workshops taking place?

They will take place online, on Zoom. You will be sent the joining link after confirming your place.

Do I need to wear or bring anything specific?

Make sure you are wearing clothes you are comfortable and can move around in, and bring some water. 

How do I get discounted tickets for both workshop series?

Rhum and Clay are also running the Solo Physical Performer week-long workshop in the week of August 17th. To secure discounted tickets (£50 for both weeks), please email [email protected]


Rhum and Clay