Workshops in ROUNDABOUT @ Stratford East

On Thursday 17 October we will be hosting a series of workshops in ROUNDABOUT @ Stratford East.

10am – 12pm

Casting Workshop with Annelie Powell CDG

Annelie Powell will lead a workshop on the audition process, including practical work and Q and A session. Take part in practical work with Annelie, or observe and apply skills to your own predatory work.

Annelie Powell CDG is a London based  Freelance Casting Director working in all forms of media and is also Head of Casting for Nuffield Southampton Theatres.  Annelie has worked with various companies over the years in Adverts and TV in including ROSEROCK FILMS,  WARNER BROS, APPLE TV,  SC FILMS INTERNATIONAL, BBC, DOITY amongst others. This year she has completed the UK casting on DEEP BLUE SEA 3,  Principal and ensemble casting on animated film DRAGONKEEPER, starring BILL NIGHY, BILL BAILEY AND BRENDAN COYLE,  the animated documentary ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE,  and Children’s Casting on an Apple TV series. Recent Theatre work includes VASSA directed by Tinuke Craig for the ALMEIDA, CINDERELLA  for NST,  THE POPE for Northampton Theatres, PAVILLION for THEATRE CLYWD, THE AUDIENCE for NST, HAMLET, for THE RSC,  LEAR for THE RSC, DON QUIXOTE for GARRICK/RSC. A full cv spanning over 50 productions including productions cast over 5 years at THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY is available from Kim Donovan at The Artists Partnership.

12.15pm – 1pm


Hosted by PP Producer/Technical Stage Manager, explaining the history of Roundabout and showing the Sound & Light Show – each of these tours will last approx 15 minutes

1.15pm – 2.45pm

Captioning Workshop with Paines Plough

Members of Team PP will talk you through how we caption shows in ROUNDABOUT.

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Acting in the Round with Stef O’Driscoll

Join Stef O’Driscoll in a workshop on working in-the-round. A snapshot look at playing the most exposing, exhilarating and energising of all configurations – the round. Come on down to Paines Plough’s pop-up amphitheatre ROUNDABOUT for a quick guide to 360° theatre.

Stef is the Artistic Director of nabokov and previously the Associate Director at Paines Plough and at the Lyric Hammersmith.

As director, theatre includes: Island Town, Sticks & Stones, How to Spot an Alien, With a Little Bit of Luck, Hopelessly Devoted, Blister, On The Other Hand We’re Happy, Daughterhood, Dexter and Winter’s Detective Agency (Paines Plough); Last Night (nabokov/Roundhouse); Storytelling Army (nabokov/Brighton Festival); Slug (nabokov/Latitude); Box Clever (Bunker); Yard Gal (Ovalhouse); The Unmaster, A Tale from the Bedsit (& Bestival), Finding Home (Roundhouse); A Guide to Second Date Sex, When Women Wee (Underbelly/Soho); A Midsummer Night’s Dream [co-director] (Lyric, Hammersmith).

Admission to any workshop comes free when you buy a ticket to any of the Paines Plough plays:

DAUGHTERHOOD by Charley Miles


by Nathan Bryon

IMPORTANT: Once you have booked your ticket to a PP show, call 020 8534 0310 or email to book your place on a workshop.

Theatre Royal Stratford East are also hosting a chock-full OPEN DAY this Saturday 12 October, with Q&A sessions as follows:

11am – Being a Director with Jenny Sealey (Graeae) & Nadia Fall (Artistic Director, Stratford East)

12pm – Technical Theatre with Jess Harwood (Head of Production, Stratford East)

1pm – Being an Actor with Charlotte O’Leary, Charlotte Bate and Toyin Omari-Kinch

2pm – Being a Playwright with Roy Williams (Sucker Punch)

3pm – Being a Producer with Sofia Stephanou (Paines Plough)

4pm – Being a Movement Director with Diane Alison-Mitchell (Our Lady of Kibeho) and Laura Dredger (MoveSpace)

Read more here:

See you there!

Team PP


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