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Mary Overlie To Run Her First Ever UK Workshop At Rose Bruford College This Summer

Mary Overlie, the world renowned originator of Six Viewpoints technique, now adopted widely by actors and directors, has announced that she will present her first ever UK workshop in July 2017 at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Mary joins other celebrated Masterclass teachers as part of the College’s summer programme of short courses.

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Audience Raises Record Amount for Mayor’s Charities

A lively charity performance of Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector, by final year BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship students from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, has raised a record £500.

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Sir Ian McKellen talks Equality and Equity

Acting technique, directing, endurance in the profession, sexual identity and the vital role of Equity all formed part of a lively discussion between Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Richard Eyre, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance President, in the College’s Rose Theatre on Wednesday 1 June.

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Honorary Fellow Wins Oscar

We were delighted to hear the news that Honorary Fellow, Jenny Beavan, won the Oscar for Best Costume Design, at the prestigious ceremony on Sunday 28 February.

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Drama Students’ Cheque Off To Mayor’s Charity

A charity performance of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard by final year BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship students from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance has raised £300 for Bexley SNAP, a charity which supports disabled young people and their families.

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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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Another Strong Performance in the National Student Survey

An above-average proportion of final-year students at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance expressed overall satisfaction with their courses in 2015. Nationwide, 86% of eligible students agreed with the statement that 'Overall I am satisfied with the quality of the course'. At Rose Bruford College, the equivalent figure was 89%, meaning that the College is once again rated as one of the top drama schools in the country for student satisfaction.

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Malcolm Morrison Award for Classical Verse Speaking

The Malcolm Morrison Award for Classical Verse Speaking 2015 took place on 24 June in the College’s Rose Theatre. This award has been created in memory of Professor Malcolm Morrison, an alumnus and former member of staff who sadly passed away in 2013. Donations from Malcolm’s family and friends have made this award possible.

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Theatre Industry Gathers for Bruford on the South Bank at Bargehouse

A host of industry experts, including Tower of London Poppies theatre designer Tom Piper and Episodes actress Tamsin Greig, attended the 2015 Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance ‘Graduate Exhibition’ and ‘New Writing Season’ at the prestigious Bargehouse on London’s South Bank from the 10-14 June.

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Quentin Blake Talk Draws Over 300 People

An audience of over 300 local residents, parishioners and special guests gathered at Holy Trinity Church, Lamorbey to listen to Sir Quentin Blake on his return to his home town of Sidcup.

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Quentin Blake Returns to Sidcup

Quentin Blake, one of Britain’s best loved illustrators and storytellers, will be returning to his home town of Sidcup as part of a creative project hosted by Holy Trinity Church, Lamorbey and supported by Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.

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Rose Bruford College Hosts National Lighting Competition

 Rose Bruford College once again hosted the national lighting competition  'Ready, Steady, Light' in partnership with The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL). This year, 14 teams competed against each other by designing and setting up temporary exterior installations with a range of equipment, in only 180 minutes.

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Monisha Shah appointed Chair of Governors

The Governors of London’s Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance are pleased to announce that Monisha Shah has been appointed new Chair of the College’s governing body.

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Gareth Lights Up Monty Python Live (mostly)

Gareth Clough (BA Lighting Design) has spent the Summer on placement with Woodroffe Basset  Design (WBD) at London’s O2 Arena, shadowing lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe throughout the process of lighting Monty Python Live (mostly)!

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Rose Bruford College rated the top Drama School in the UK

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance has scored 90% in overall Student Satisfaction, the highest score among all UK drama schools taking part in the annual National Student Survey. The College scored high in all categories including an exceptional 91% in teaching.

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Obituary: Manfred Wekwerth 1929 - 2014

Manfred Wekwerth, Honorary Fellow of Rose Bruford College, died on the 16th July 2014.  The College offers its deepest sympathies to his friends and family, especially his wife and companion in life and work, Renate Richter.

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DREAM Partnership Announced for Rose Bruford College

We are pleased to announce that Rose Bruford College has received support from Artswork, the South East bridge organisation, through its Partnership Investment programme. The investment of £25,000 will enable the college to deliver performing arts workshops to young people and practitioners in Ashford, Kent.

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Obituary: Patsy Byrne 1933 - 2014

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Patsy Byrne, Rose Bruford Alumni, who has died aged 80. Patsy was a Rose Bruford College student from 1951 to 1954 and subsequently a governor. Our records show that she was taught by Rose Bruford herself.

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