2018 Autumn Season of Plays

Our 2018 Autumn Season of classic plays will run from 30 October to 24 November in The Rose Theatre.

Performed by final year students on our BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship programmes, in collaboration with the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts, it's the ideal opportunity to see the next generation of performers, designers and technicians before they embark on their careers.

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018

As students and graduates descend on Edinburgh, here's a guide to Rose Bruford College related productions throughout the 2018 Fringe Festival. 

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Increase in Student Satisfaction at Rose Bruford College

The outcome of the 2018 National Student Survey shows an increase in student satisfaction at Rose Bruford College. The overall satisfaction score of 87% is above that of 2017 and significantly above the overall satisfaction score for the sector of 83%.

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Children’s Opera Conference Announced

Guest speakers from a range of prestigious opera companies will present papers on Children’s Opera this Autumn as part of the seventh biennial international “Music On Stage” conference.

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2018 Summer Schools and Masterclasses

The Rose Bruford College summer programme of short courses and professional masterclasses provide an intensive summer of learning whatever your level of experience. All courses are taught in the specialist facilities of our green campus is Sidcup, South East London.

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Double Success At The National Stage Management Awards

There was double success at the National Stage Managers Awards, held at Alexandra Palace on Wednesday 6 June 2018, with BA (Hons) Stage Management student Emily Walters and 2014 graduate Linnea Fridén Grønning both receiving awards.  

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James Dodding (1931 - 2018)

The College was saddened to learn of the death on 25 March 2018 of James Dodding, who had very longstanding connections with the institution both as a student, teacher and board member, and with Rose Bruford herself. 

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Rose Bruford College Students Light Up Industry Awards

Rose Bruford College lighting students Owen Yelland and Jordan Tinniswood were selected from students across the country to work for internationally renowned lighting company Robe at the prestigious TPi Lighting Awards at Battersea Evolution in London on 26 February 2018. 

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Summer 2017 Masterclasses and Workshops

Our Summer 2017 programme of introductory courses, advanced level masterclasses and workshops, provide you with the opportunity to study with some of the very best teachers and practitioners from across the world.

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New Writing Season 2017

See the next generation of actors and actor musicians perform in three new plays in association with Tonic Theatre, Chaskis Theatre & Action To The Word.

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Fewer Emergencies In The Republic Of Happiness by Martin Crimp

In an age of extremes, when the stakes seem impossibly high, the gap between winners and losers grows ever wider. And what’s wrong with that? Martin Crimp’s satire of contemporary obsessions is given a sinister new twist in this multi-media production integrating live music, video projection and a can-do attitude.

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Contemporary Directions

Following on from December’s workshops, Directing’s Quantum Moment, Rose Bruford College is please to launch two further opportunities to develop your directing skills.

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Student Sets Up Clown Society

It is strictly no strings attached (other than the ones to red noses).  BA (Hons) European Theatre Arts student Miranda Porter talks about the Rose Bruford College Clowning Society.

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A Gig A Byte

An interactive science-fiction concert-installation of 37 performers, guided by the audio tour for 45 participants, called trippers.

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Rose Bruford College Jubilee Fund 2017

Rose Bruford College is now accepting applications for the Jubilee Fund 2017. This year the fund will be used to subsidise graduate company performances in our managed space within the Summerhall complex in Edinburgh throughout the Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

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In time of stagnation, progress awaits no one.

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L.Inc. Clean Love: An Introduction

Feeling disconnected from what you want, need and desire? L:Inc invites you to an exclusive open day. Come and meet our trainers, coaches and staff who believe that although love is complex it isn’t impossible to understand.

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The Seagull

Our Autumn Season of classic plays, performed by students on our BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship programmes, concludes with The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, in a version by Martin Crimp

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Directing Workshops Announced

Two new Contemporary Directions workshops in the ongoing Rose Bruford College/Presence Theatre Exploration of Directing and Director Training have been announced.

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2016 Autumn Season of Classic Plays

Tickets for our Autumn Season of classic play, performed by students on our BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship programmes  in collaboration with students from the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts, are now on sale via our box office.

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BA (HONS) Opera Study Day

This is an opportunity for you to meet fellow students and hear guest speakers on opera - Dr John Andrews Opera Director (he spoke at Buxton), lighting in opera - Hansjörg Schmidt Director of Lighting, Rose Bruford College and study tips from Frank Trew (College Librarian) and Dr Jane Schopf.

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William Forster

We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of graduate Will Forster on Wednesday 10 August.

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EU Referendum Result Statement

As an international drama school, Rose Bruford College is proud of our tradition of welcoming students, staff and industry practitioners from across Europe and the rest of the world. The result of the Referendum does not change our position at all and we remain committed to working with European partners on exchange study and research opportunities.

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Oscar Winner Joins New Theatre Contemporaries on London’s South Bank

A host of industry guests, including Oscar winner and Honorary Fellow Jenny Beavan, attended the 2016 Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance New Theatre Contemporaries Graduate Exhibition and New Writing Season, at the prestigious Bargehouse on London’s South Bank from the 8-12 June 2016.

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Directed by Steve Harper & Tom Latter

The uniquely atmospheric Bargehouse is the venue for Dawn King’s dystopian thriller staged with live music.

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Directed by Nir Paldi & George Mann

We are delighted to collaborate again with multi-award-winning Theatre Ad Infinitum in the creation of an entirely new piece of work.

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The Cane

The Cane
Directed by Che Walker

Che Walker directs the World Premiere of his play amid the cracked and crumbling walls of The Bargehouse space.

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Black Theatre Celebrated

Rose Bruford College graduates have been at the heart of BBC programmes celebrating inspirational figures in black Theatre.

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Secessionville by Steven Dykes

Secessionville is an epic play with music and video projection, following the lives of twenty citizens as they navigate the impact of 'Long Division' on their country.

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Chris Johnston Memorial Fund

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is delighted to announce the opening of the Chris Johnston Memorial Fund – we are now accepting applications for the 2018 award. 

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Our London Season concludes with Assassins by Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman

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The Hairy Ape

BA (Hons) American Theatre Arts presents: The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill


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