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28th Oct, 2021

Budding young actors invited to hone skills at new theatre group's weekly workshops

BUDDING young actors are invited to hone their skills at a series of weekly workshops run by a new youth theatre in Rugby.

In The Round Theatre will introduce its members to a range of acting techniques such as character development, comic timing and improvising with others.

Robert Sloan, who co-founded In The Round Theatre with fellow actor and director Darren Pratt, said: “We know what it takes to be an authentic actor, and we want to use our knowledge to teach others.

“With over 50 years of theatrical and acting experience between us, we felt compelled to create an environment where we could share the life-changing power of theatre with the young people of Rugby.

“There are plenty of excellent groups that focus on musical theatre in Rugby, but ours is the only group that really focuses on acting. If you want to learn how to act, without having to sing and dance, then you have found the perfect place.

“We believe the arts make a town richer, and we want the young people of Rugby to get in on the act.”

The non-profit making group is aimed at 13-16-year-olds from all backgrounds, and experience isn’t necessary – just an interest in acting and being creative.

Actors will be encouraged to work together as a company to create original content, as well as exploring scripts from famous plays, TV shows and films.

Interested youngsters will be offered the chance to take part in an audition session, with two-hour workshops continuing every Wednesday at the John Lees Hall.

Visit for more information, or to register.


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