Originally commissioned for the RSC's first season in 1961, John Whiting's dramatisation of Aldous Huxley's historical novel The Devils of Loudun was itself later adapted by Ken Russell into one of the most shocking and controversial films of the 1970s.
Lyrically following the story of Clara, a pregnant ex-banker jailed for fraud, and those she knows both in and out of prison, we are drawn into a justice system riven with injustice and a world where even well-meaning actions can have devastating consequences. Commissioned for and performed by MA Acting Contemporary students with Grace Savage.
Central will be holding auditions and interviews in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. NB these are now fully booked.
In a conversation with fellow designer Joanna Parker, Lizzie Clachan reflects on her performance design across theatre, opera and devised performance. Reflecting on the speculatively imagined spaces of the model and drawings as three-dimensional images that prefigure the work within the rehearsal, she offers a remarkable insight into her working process.
As part of its annual 25-year reunion series, Central is delighted to invite the class of 1992 to revisit the school.
For the second time, we will be hosting a 5-year reunion, in which we will be welcoming the Class of 2012 back to Central!
25 Glasses of Wine unites its audience with Dah Theatre director, Dijana Milošević, as she curates stories from her group’s 25 year history.
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama invites you to the launch of Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing (Methuen, 2017). Edited by Katharine Low and Veronica Baxter, Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing is the first volume in the field to address the role that theatre, drama and performance have in relation to promoting, developing and sustaining health and wellbeing in diverse communities.
Scenography students will be developing their final projects in the form of an Open Studio exhibition in Performance Space 1. Come (and come back) to see the works evolving throughout the week, culminating with a Closing Event on 29 June at 6pm.
Brink celebrates one year of independent postgraduate research as part of the MA/MFA Performance Practice as Research at Central.