Burjesta Theatre Workshop – Tue 6th Feb Devised Theatre/Spring Production, Brainstorming Session

Burjesta Theatre Workshop – ‘Brain Storming’ for Devised Theatre Spring Production

This week we’ll be having a ‘brain storming’ session to discuss approaches to our spring production on the housing crisis in the UK, reviewing material we’ve already looked at and doing some initial ‘try outs’ of material. Please note change of day (due to an external production taking our normal slot).

All are welcome even if you haven’t previously been involved in this series of workshops.

Burjesta Theatre Workshop – Devising Theatre/Spring Production Wednesday 28th February, 7pm

@ The Casa, Hope St, L’pool

This week we’ll be continuing our look at the housing crisis in the UK with 3 pieces of devised theatre, two satires, one drama looking at issues such as the proposed banning of homeless people on the streets of Windsor for the wedding of Harry and Megan; the Grenfell Fire and a mythical anecdote of Vlad the Impaler burning to death his peasants in 15th century Wallachia reimagined for 21st century Britain.

All welcome

Burjesta Theatre Workshop – Wed 21st Feb – Grenfell Fire

Burjesta Theatre Workshop – Grenfell Fire
Devising Theatre / Spring Production
Wed 21st Feb, 6pm @ The Casa, Hope St, L’pool

This week we continue with our series of devised theatre looking at the housing crisis in the UK. We’ll be looking at the issues that arose both before and after the Grenfell Fire. From 6pm till 7pm we’ll be looking at research material relevant to the issues. From 7pm onwards we’ll be focusing on how we can dramatize the material.

All welcome!

Burjesta Theatre Workshop – Tuesday 13th Feb – Devising Theatre

Burjesta Theatre Workshop – Devising Theatre + Spring Production
Tuesday 13th, February, 6pm @ The Casa, £3/£2

Please note change of day and time…

We continue with our devising theatre workshops this week looking at the issue of ‘gentrification’, ‘social cleansing’ etc. These workshops feed into our spring production which will look at the housing crisis in the UK today with the rise in homelessness, slum landlordism, displacement…

6pm – The first hour is dedicated to looking at research material and agreeing a position on it.

7pm – The main workshop will look at dramatising the given material.

The first ‘research hour’ is optional, if you wish to just come to the main workshop turn up at 7pm. All welcome beginner or experienced.


Workshop – Wed 31st Jan – 6pm @ The Casa, Devising Theatre/Spring Production

Burjesta Theatre Devising Workshops & ‘Burning of the Sick and the Poor’ Production

Come and join us this Wednesday, at the earlier time of 6pm, as we begin work on devised theatre for our late Spring production, a satire of British society and the crisis in housing that is affecting millions of people.

We’ll be looking at issues around housing such as, the loss of council houses (now renamed social houses), the rise in slum landlordism, homelessness (street and people living in temporary accommodation), cuts to Housing Benefit and the Bedroom Tax, the gentrification of desired areas and the removal of the working class from those areas and some of the issues around the Grenfell Fire and how it relates to the treatment of working class people.

All are welcome from beginner to experienced actor. These are ongoing workshops. You can still join us even if you didn’t attend the previous sessions and you’re welcome to attend even if you don’t wish to be in the production.

We’ve brought forward the time of the workshop to 6pm to give us time to look at the research material at the beginning of each session but if you can’t make it that early due to work reasons just come along as soon as you can make it!

For more info about Burjesta go to www.burjesta-theatre.co.uk

and to contact us send an email to – info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk

Devising Theatre Workshop – 17 January: Satire

Burjesta Theatre Workshop – Devising Theatre: Satire
Wednesday 17th, January, 7pm
The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool, £3/£2

This week’s workshop will be dedicated to looking at satire and the elements that it is made from. Material created in the workshops will be used towards our spring production ‘Burning of the Sick and the Poor’, a satire of British contemporary life.

We will also be giving out content material at the end of this session for Sessions #3, #4 and #5.

All welcome beginner or experienced. For more information contact info@burjesta-theatre.co.ukthe_burning_of_the_carrion_house_diptych_by_clivebarker-d5ao0rr

Devising Theatre Workshops + New Production – 10th January onward

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& New Production – ‘Burning of the Sick and the Poor’
Starts Wednesday 10th January, 7pm
The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool, £3/£2
This Wednesday we begin a new series of workshops in which we will look at the devising process for theatre and asking participants to come up with devised pieces of drama based on provided content material. These workshops will run through until March and will lead into a production, working title ‘Burning of the Sick and the Poor’.
This will be a satire on contemporary British society which will look at such subjects as homelessness, slum landlordism, ‘austerity measures’, the penalisation of the poor claiming benefits, the attack on the working conditions and pensions, the privatisation of the NHS, the commercialisation of the education system, treatment of refugees and migrants and such like. It will be performed at our place of residence, The Casa, as well as at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church, in late Spring/Early Summer.
The first workshop will look at a medieval morality tale accredited to the historical figure of Vlad the Impaler.
All are welcome from total beginner to experienced actor. Please note there is no obligation to take part in the production if you just want to attend the workshops. If you do take part in the production, please also note, this is unpaid work.
For further information send an email to info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk

New Series of Workshops – Devising Theatre – Starts 10th Jan

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‘Devising Theatre’ – Starts Wednesday 10th January, 7pm
The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool – £3/£2

Starting 10th January and running into the spring Burjesta Theatre will be running a series of workshops looking at ‘devising theatre’. This will lead into a production in late Spring, a satire on contemporary life in Britain with a working title of ‘Burning of the Sick and the Poor’.

All are welcome from total beginner to experienced actor – just turn up on the night. You can come to the workshops without desiring to be part of the subsequent production. It is intended that the cast of the production will be taken entirely from the workshops.




Burjesta Theatre Xmas Workshop – Wed 13th December



This Wednesday it’s time for Burjesta’s Xmas workshop. Mikyla Durkan takes time out from her busy schedule directing the Xmas panto to run the workshop – expect fun, games, craziness and surrealism, in short expect the unexpected!

All welcome. And if you can’t make the workshop but fancy a drink afterwards we’ll be in the bar from about 9pm onward