First reading of MED Theatre’s 2019 community play

We are hosting the first reading of our new community play (working title ‘Rocks’) on Sunday December 16th, 6.00-8.00pm, in the MED Theatre Studio.

If you are interested in being in this community play, which is rehearsed between January and March and tours Dartmoor village halls in the second and third weeks of March, please come to this reading!
If you are unable to attend, let us know that you are interested to be part of this project by this date.

Watercolour painting of MED Theatre ‘Playreading’ by Olivia Young, 1998

Music from The Coast composed as part of Dartmoor Rivers

Sea dawn by Safi Joscelyne

Sea interlude opening, by Jonny Hibbs and Safi Joscelyne

Seal Song by Safi Joscelyne and Jonny Hibbs

Dartmoor Rivers: Dartfest 2018

Dart-Fest 2018 is MED Theatre’s celebration of new writing and composition by young people, inspired by the rivers of Dartmoor. The production consists of a series of plays and music pieces all written and performed by members of our young company, Wild Nights. They have undergone a process of idea generating, draft writing and script editing under the supervision of our expert playwright Mark Beeson before moving on to a developmental rehearsal process undertaking roles such as directing and stage design in addition to performing. The performances explore life on Dartmoor combining the imaginary with themes of loneliness, friendship, betrayal and suspicion.

The music part of this project has taken inspiration from Dartmoor Rivers and has included a session recording underwater sounds of streams and waterfalls, alongside a number of workshops when the young people learned about various composing techniques, notably one from Gerard McBurney (former Artistic Programming Advisor for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Trefor Farrow, conductor of the Collati Singers and the Damerel Belles, and Gillian Webster, MED Theatre’s music mentor. The music strand is supported by a grant from the Michael Tippett Foundation.

Music from The Coast composed under the Dartmoor Rivers project

 

Booking for Complicite Workshop in November 2018

Book and pay for your place as an adult (over 25) on the workshop with Clive Mendus of Complicité

Date 4th November 2018, 10.00am-4.30pm.

Venue: Manaton Parish Hall, TQ13 9UJ

For children 8 years plus and young people up to 25, there in NO CHARGE. But children under eleven years must be accompanied by an adult.

On Saturday November 3rd, the Complicité workshop is for young people 13-25, and is FREE OF CHARGE. But places are limited so you need to email info@medtheatre.co.uk to reserve a place. This workshop is not open to adults or children under 13.

Workshop fee