Playback Theatre Classes in London

Date :2015 / 5 / 2
Location :London, UK

Playback Theatre workshop with Victoria Howden and Jane Beavis of Plays of our Lives playback theatre.

A one day intensive workshop on Playback theatre – a form of improv based on stories told by audience members.

We will take real life stories and turn them into theatre on the spot using song, metaphor, comedy and many more creative tools.

This is a great workshop for improvisers , actors, and anyone who loves it when stories come out to play.

No previous experience in impro or acting is necessary to do this workshop.

Date: Saturday 2nd May 2015.

Time: 11:30am – 5pm.

Price: £35.

Where: Theatre Delicatessen, 119 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3DA.

Tube: Farringdon (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines).


1. Fun warm ups and improv games.

2. Listening to a story and finding its core.

3. How to turn a story into a play and how to play with a story.

4. Learn the playback theatre techniques, form and ritual.

5. Find our common story in an individual story.

6.  Singing and music in Playback.

7. Share stories and see them come to life.

8. Have a grand time.

Victoria Howden

Victoria is an experienced Playback performer and improviser.

She was an actress with one of the most well-known Playback theatre companies in the world Play-Life in Tel Aviv Israel and trained at the international school for Playback theatre. She is also a trained Psychodrama therapist.

Lets just say she’s heard her fair share of stories over the years.

The first time she went to a Playback theatre performance she told a story and the way it was played back blew her away and changed her life and from that point she wanted to do the same for others.

Playback brings us together, as we are all our stories. And what can be better that to see your story come to life, make you laugh and move you all over again.

Jane Beavis

Jane has trained and performed with 3 Playback theatre companies, Playback theatre in NZ, followed by Playback South in London and currently Plays of Our Lives.

She loves the form of playback and sense of community it can bring to an audience. Jane has been a drama teacher for many years and teaches improvisation to teenagers in her local community. She has trained in improv with Hoopla and Imprology in London, as well as dabbling in psychodrama, dramatherapy and play therapy. Jane is passionate about playback, improvisation, and the creative arts therapies and she loves nothing more than to share these passions and have fun while doing it.

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