Rehearsal Techniques

Versatile strategies, straight from the rehearsal room
Supports teaching of Edexcel Unit 2 Section A, WPC and Unit 4

The day will be rooted in practical rehearsal technique, and all the activities are designed to be usable and adaptable for teachers delivering A’ Level Drama & Theatre Studies.


Working with a professional director, in the morning you will use rehearsal techniques in the context of exploring a script from the viewpoint of a director working with a company, in particular to support Unit 4.

In the afternoon the focus will be on the preparation and rehearsal process of a monologue or duologue from the viewpoint of an actor. This session will cover an array of practical techniques and devices that your students can use to enrich their rehearsal process and feed into the written performance concept (WPC) for Unit 2 Section A.

Throughout the day the director will make links between rehearsal techniques and influential practitioners, providing a context and offering an abundance of practical and professional examples of situations where devices can be applied.

There will be an opportunity for reflection and Q&A.


You will leave the day armed with a range of rehearsal techniques, devices and practical activities to enrich your students’ understanding of the rehearsal process from the viewpoint of director and actor and support achievement at AS and A' Level.

Practical details

Date: Thursday 7th November 2013
Time: 10:30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
Refreshments: A pub lunch and tea & coffee will be provided as part of the fee
Accompanying Material: A resource pack of activities covered & a certificate of attendance for your CPD record

Cost: £289 plus VAT

The number of choices you make in the event that you see on stage, those choices are sometimes largely determined by the rehearsal process and the experiments that you go through and the choices that you make in the rehearsal room, not in front of an audience.
— Ben Kingsley