Three-Day Play: Woyzeck

Friday 22nd- Monday 25th March 2024 

The Bridge House Theatre is excited to officially launch our next Three-Day Play, a rendition of Buchner’s ‘Woyzeck’. Our first Three-Day Play was ‘The Burial of Thebes’ by Seamus Heaney, a retelling of the classic story of Antigone. Students got the opportunity to work alongside fellow young theatre-makers to create a professional level production with costume, lighting, set and props. This project thrives to introduce young creative minds to historical and internationally-renowned plays, as well as providing them the opportunity to work with professional theatre practitioners and the extensive resources available at the Bridge House theatre. 

How will the project work? 
On the first day of rehearsals students will be introduced to the script and the main themes and intentions of Woyzeck. They will be given the chance to get to know each other and cultivate a creative space which they can feel comfortable devising in over the long weekend. Saturday and Sunday will be intensive rehearsals days where the company will get the opportunity to work with the script. Each morning will begin with a physical warm up and ensemble building drama games. Monday will consist of a technical run and a dress run in costume, where we can plot the stage lights and cue the music. 

What ages can participate?
We are recommending that young people taking part are 14-18 year olds. This is as a result of the mature content within the script. These topics will be dealt with sensitively but parental discretion is required. 

Why Woyzeck? 
The main reason we have chosen ‘Woyzeck’ for this project is because the script is open to interpretation and allows for creative liberties, which means we can have more freedom to devise in an ensemble based and highly physical way. The text is also considered an influential piece of work, one that has been around for a long time yet people are still finding new ways to reimagine it to this day. This is largely because of the social- political factors (poverty, war, distribution of wealth and mental heath) which are still applicable to certain areas of modern society

Woyzeck is also an A-level set text for Edexcel, a valuable experience for students approaching or currently within Sixth Form. 

How can I apply?
If you would like to take part you can visit to book your place. 

Is there a cost to take part?
The cost to participate is £75 but bursaries are available for students on Pupil Premium. 

Space is limited to booking early is advised! We would love to see a large cohort of young creatives get involved. 

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