To coincide with the centenary of Frances Hodgson Burnett's endearing classic, Angel Exit created The Secret Garden which toured from January to April 2012. It was a co-production with Dorchester Arts and Bridport Arts Centre, was co-commissioned by Activate and Lighthouse Poole, and funded by Arts Council England and West Dorset District Council.
Angel Exit is devoted to the educational aspect of its work, believing that continuous training is essential to our own and other performers’ creative development, and believing that theatre has a unique way of encouraging people to work together which is beneficial and rewarding in all aspects of life.
Angel Exit’s ensemble members are experienced workshop leaders and between them have many years of teaching and facilitating experience. They have run workshops with, among others, drama students at Dublin’s Trinity College and Albuquerque University, U.S.A, with experienced performers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, for children with English as a second language in London as part of national refugee week, at the Eden project in Cornwall, and with children in rural Normandy. All workshop facilitators are CRB checked.
Angel Exit tailors every workshop to suit the particular group. They often focus on ensemble creation, and have a physical approach. This can include specific styles such as buffoon and clown, or more generalised storytelling and improvisation workshops. Often a workshop will be tied in with the company’s current production, thus encouraging an active interest in the show for the participant and an opportunity for us as a company to explore new ideas and see the work of new performers.
"Your session was absolutely brilliant! There's so many opportunities for the exercises and I know that your work will inspire lots of ideas amongst our staff and students." Di, Chair of Governers The Wey Valley School.
If you would like Angel Exit to come to your school, college or University to do a workshop please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Angel Exit Theatre run a series of high quality tailored workshops to run alongside The Secret Garden. For more information on them download our workshop pack here.
A sample education pack for The Black Curtain can be downloaded: Download The Black Curtain education resource pack (1.83mb).