Free drama workshops for local community

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Monday 7 July 2003 9.17am
This is an invitation to anyone over the age of 15 who lives or works in London to take part in the writing of a new play by participating in a free weekend or evening drama workshop with Jumped Up Theatre this summer.

The workshops are taking place in Balham, Greenwich, Southwark, Fleet Street, Kensington and Paddington, and start this Friday 11th July through to September.

Jumped Up Theatre are exploring the story of Galileo, the first modern scientist, who risked his life for his discoveries and we want to involve Londoners in the writing of a play which will be performed in the same local community venues later this year

Kate Hall, who has also directed projects for the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, will run the workshops. The writer, Peggy Riley, and one of Jumped Up's professional actors will also be in the workshops looking for ideas, dialogue and images to use in the play.

The workshops will be fun and are open to anybody over the age of 15 who is interested in drama or science - it's also a chance to explore unusual public buildings as Jumped Up are using a range of beautiful and unusual church spaces across London.

In October 2003 Jumped Up will tour the new play, "Galileo", to the same local venues, and there will be an exhibition at each that will document the process of creating the play and of the community involvement in the project.

If you, or your group, want to be involved in the workshops this summer please contact Steve King on or 07957 110454

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