Winter School 2016 with Peta Lily (1)

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This year’s Nearly Real Theatre Festival performances were helped in large part by the work we did with Peta Lily at last year’s winter school.

It was amazing – fantastic, frenetic, fun, and full of new ideas and possibilities for solo performance

Peta is an outstanding teacher. There were 12 of us and everyone learned and loved it.

And now I am delighted and excited (no kidding) to let you know that Peta is coming again and to invite you to grab a place in this season’s winter school.

Peta will be coming down this time to teach a long weekend of The Dark Clown, an idea that fits perfectly with autobiographical solo on stage.

As I wrote last year, Peta trained with some of the real greats of theatre, including Jacques Le Coq, and Yoshi Oida, in Commedia dell ‘Arte and Butoh Dance (a form of Japanese dance theatre), and studied theatre direction with Mike Alfreds (Ian McKellen described him as one of the three best directors in the country).

Peta is well-known for her solo career and has performed in the UK, Hong Kong, Australia and Europe. She teaches in London at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and elsewhere. We are really lucky to have made this connection and I am really thrilled to welcome her back to Totnes.

Winter School 2016 will run from Friday 5 February to Sunday 7 February 2016, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 4.30 p.m. each day.

Our venue is Ashprington Village Hall, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, UK.

There are 12 more places available for the winter school and I expect the take-up to be fast as five places have been requested already.

I have kept the tuition as low as possible at £175.00 (unfortunately we are unable to provide any bursaries), so if you want a place please let me know as soon as possible and reserve it by sending a cheque made payable to Mo Cohen to Orchard Rise, Maudlin Road, Totnes TQ9 5EX. Or you can contact me and I will give you my bank details to make a transfer.

You can also watch Peta here (password: peta):


Peta Lily’s website

Peta Lily on Wikipedia

Come play – I really hope you will join us.

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About Nearly Real Theatre

Our approach to solo autobiographical theatre

Programme 2015 – 2016

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