Theatre Production

Ref: C2523244

The course will revolve around the People's Theatre production of 'Season's Greetings', by Alan Ayckbourne. To this end the course members will meet the director, actors and some of the technical team, watch a rehearsal, understand how the technical side of theatre adds to the performance, and consider the nature of the text and how it might play. The course will explore some of the literary history of the theatre, and conclude with watching the production.

Additional information about this course


Course aim

The course will provide an insight into theatre production, i.e. how a play moves from the page to the stage, and in particular how this process works in the People's Theatre.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how a play translates from page to stage
  • Recognise the importance of the rehearsal process
  • Knowledge of how the theatre works
  • Identify at least 3 key members of a production team
  • Identify three key characters of the in 'Seasons Greeting'

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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Theatre Production Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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