This annual Symposium focuses on the reception of Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy, exploring the afterlife of these ancient dramatic texts through re-workings by both writers and practitioners across all genres and periods. This year’s theme will be: ‘Viewing and Spectating in the Theory and Practice of Greek and Roman Drama’ and guest respondents will be Yana Zarifi (Thiasos Theatre Company) and Margaret Coldiron (Director and specialist in Asian performance). Among those present at this year’s symposium will be Prof. Edith Hall, Prof. Oliver Taplin, and Prof. Fiona Macintosh.
Central looks forward to welcoming the Teaching '95 alumni group who have arranged a trip back to the school.
Workshop Series Three: Time and Space with Glynn MacDonald and Condensed, Imagined and Real with Vanessa Ewan.
A celebration and exploration of lyric through performance and debate, involving singers, poets, composers, instrumentalists, directors and academics.
Join Dr. Experience Bryon for this unique event involving student performances held during Central's Brink Festival.
The MA Scenography Exhibition presents ongoing projects and processes by current MA Scenography students.
There’s an art to selling stilettos and you’d better grasp it. Learn a good wind-up, learn the pull of cash, learn drugs, learn sex, and run wild with the market monkeys. Set during 1985-1991, Market Boy is a raucous rites-of-passage play where we watch the stallholders of Romford Market embrace one of Mrs Thatcher’s key policies, the free market.
Writers Sarah Nixon and Mark Chatterton, renowned for their rock ‘n’ roll pantomimes at the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres, sprinkle their magic on Swiss Cottage.
‘For at an early age he recognised the simple fact that whosoever has two apples is universally happier than he that has one.’
Central is delighted to be able to welcome Prof Serge von Arx, architect, professor of scenography, and artistic director of the scenography department of the Norwegian Theatre Academy, to give this prestigious annual lecture in association with the Society for Theatre Research.