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22 November 2013

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Clifftown

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Our Autumn Season of East 15 productions is now well underway at Clifftown Theatre and we are about to stage our next production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with our BA Acting and Stage Combat graduating year.

Midsummer Night's Dream at the Clifftown Theatre

Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Clifftown Theatre

Thurs 5 – Sat 7 December

7:30pm & 2:30pm Saturday matinee

Follow Shakespeare’s classic tale of two pairs of lovers who run off to the forest and become caught up in a dispute between Oberon and Titania – King and Queen of the fairies.

The lovers become bewitched, along with a troupe of amateur actors who are using the forest to rehearse. Confusion, comedy, jealousy and chaos ensue in this stunning production set in the 1950’s.

Directed by Helen Leblique.

Helen has previously worked as Theatre Director at Freelance, Globe Education Practitioner at Shakespeare’s GlobeDirector at Orange Tree Theatre, and has been Assistant Director at Royal Shakespeare Company, English Touring TheatreShared Experience.

To book tickets please either email Megan Hung mhung@essex.ac.uk/ clifftown@essex.ac.uk, phone 01702 328335 or visit the Box Office at Clifftown.

**tickets are free for E15 students and staff**

NB: Thursday evening is already sold out – please book for Friday and Saturday shows to avoid disappointment.

For more information about our entire season, please pick up a Season Flyer from Clifftown or the Gatewaybuilding Southend, or check online at www.clifftowntheatre.co.uk

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5 November 2013

Incredible physical theatre at Clifftown

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Our Autumn Season of East 15 productions is now well underway at Clifftown Theatre and tickets for all shows are available to book with the Box Office.

See E15 students in Engram at the Clifftown Theatre

E15 students in Engram at the Clifftown Theatre

Our Third year BA Physical Theatre students have worked with Ailin Conant, Artistic Director of Theatre Témoin, to merge film, animation and original music with silk and rope aerial performance and stunning movement theatre to create Engram.

Engram is an explosive story about one person’s quest to fix a broken childhood, and their struggle to conquer a dark landscape of memories, dreams, and ultimately, reality. This will be a visual treat not to be missed.

Thurs 14th – Sat 16th Nov

7:30pm & 2:30pm Saturday matinee

To book tickets please either contact us via email mhung@essex.ac.uk or clifftown@essex.ac.uk, phone 01702 328335 or visit the Box Office at Clifftown. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

For more information about our entire season, please pick up a Season Flyer from Clifftown/Gateway or contact the Box Office.

 

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11 October 2013

East 15 achieves top scores in National Student Survey

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New East 15 starters 2013 200x300

New Loughton students at their Welcome Talk 2013

East 15 Acting School has received a huge endorsement from its own students to place it as the highest ranked drama school in the UK in a National Survey.
The National Student Survey (NSS) asks more than 300,00 students for their opinion on the quality of their courses.

While the average score across all participating institutions in the UK was 85% for Overall Satisfaction, East 15 Acting School attained an astounding 98%.  Sub-sets of the survey including; Course Teaching, Academic Support and Personal Development also all recorded an unprecedented 98% score for the school.

Director of East 15, Professor Leon Rubin said; “This success it testament to the incredibly hard work of a very dedicated academic and administrative team who always place student attainment and well-being at the core of what they do. It is also due, in no small way, to the exceptional support of the University of Essex. Running a school based on Conservatoire training and equipping graduates with a tool box of skills to help them succeed in the world of performing arts may not always be something that a leading academic institution such as University of Essex might fully understand; yet they have trusted us to achieve our objectives and championed our work tirelessly. I know they will be as proud for the department as I am.”

East 15 Acting School was founded just over 50 years ago, growing from the work of Joan Littlewood’s famed Theatre Workshop. In 2000, the school merged with the University of Essex and, since 2007, has been under the directorship of Leon Rubin. Under his management, some £13 million has been spent on new buildings and facilities for East 15 in Loughton and in Southend-On-Sea where the school created the state-of-the-art Clifftown Theatre and Studios.
The international East 15 community now includes some 650 students from over 40 countries and an equally diverse staff.

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East 15 students in unique pier performance

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Poster for Seven Thousand Feet

Poster for Seven Thousand Feet

East 15 Acting School students will be staging a unique performance on Southend Pier this weekend.

Seven Thousand Feet is directed by Ainslie Masterton and has been developed by BA Acting and Community Theatre students. The show is a site-specific performance charting the history of the Pier with stories and memories gathered from local people.

The audience will enjoy a voyage through time as they promenade along the longest pleasure pier in the world at 1.33 miles. They will experience the events and meet the people of the pier, Southend’s most famous landmark, as East 15 students recreate its colourful and eventful story.

Since it was built in 1830, the Pier has been the scene of celebrations and troubled times – constantly changing and evolving to meet the trends of the passing decades of the 19th century through to the 21st century.

It has lived through fires, boat crashes, two world wars and economic decline as well as braving the elements of Mother Nature to survive the effects of the weather and the waves.

Audience members must wear suitable clothing and shoes for walking outdoors.

There are two shows daily on Saturday 12 October and Sunday 13 October at 11.00am and 2.30pm.

Tickets are £10 and £6 concessions. They can be booked from Clifftown Theatre Box Office and from Southend Visitor Information Centre. More information here: www.clifftowntheatre.co.uk

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