Devising Theatre Through Memoir, Dreams and Imagination

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About this course


5 weeks

Term Start

29 June to 30 July

Entry Requirements

This course is for those aged 18+

This course is for participants who want to develop ways of devising stories from raw material. The emphasis is on working with ideas and influences in your life by using personal memoir and experiences. Students will be encouraged to develop their ideas through their use of physical work, song and the spoken and written word.

Why choose this course?

  • Learn to use personal memoir, objects and dreams as inspiration for drama
  • Develop your collaborative skills
  • Learn to develop your creative voice
  • Develop your artistic bravery

Fee and Application Information


Non-accredited course.

Week 1
Monday 29 June and Thursday 2 July 2020  
2pm-4pm (BST)

Week 2
Monday 6 July and Thursday 9 July 
2pm-4pm (BST)

Week 3
Monday 13 July and Thursdy 16 July 
2pm-4pm (BST)

Week 4
Monday 20 July and Thursday 23 July 
2pm-4pm (BST)

Week 5
Monday 27 July and Thursday 30 July 
2pm-4pm (BST)
Course Fees  
Early bird £300 (until 15 June)
Full fee: £350

Rose Bruford College Alumni Discounts
Alumni of Rose Bruford College undergraduate and postgraduate courses are entitled to a 5% discount on the full fee. Please contact us for further information.

How to Apply

Please email if you have any questions and to book.  

Please click here to read the Terms and Conditions. 


Course content

This online course is for participants who wish to experiment and develop their own creative voice though their skillset and who are willing to be open, collaborative and experimental.

It may require you to work from yourself as source material, which may mean you will choose to work with sensitive personal material which will be mediated sensitively.

will cover:

  • Working with personal raw material including dreams, life experiences and memories
  • Working with skills you bring to the course including instrumental and singing skills
  • Improvisation
  • Performance
  • Creative Writing
  • Video

Tutor Profile

Topher Campbell is a performer and award-winning director. He has directed numerous plays across the country. He was artistic director of The Red Room Theatre and Film Company between 2008-2015 and has devised and curated various large-scale arts projects. Topher is also an established writer and social commentator, Independent  filmmaker and TV director. His films have been shown in festivals worldwide and his TV credits include Eastenders, Doctors and Documentaries for Channel 4.

Topher’s work also includes creating the UK’s first archive dedicated to UK Black LGBTQ history and culture.


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