DRIP ACTION PRESENTS
Ira Aldridge (1807-1867)
Reflections on the career of a pioneering actor
A talk by Colin Chambers, Emeritus Professor of Drama at Kingston University
You are invited to an informal but informed presentation and discussion in the newly-refurbished Red Room Theatre at the Victoria Institute. Tarrant Street, Arundel
Ira Aldridge left New York to further his career in England and became one of the greatest actors of the 19th Century. He toured widely in the UK and in 1846 appeared at Arundel Town Hall. This little known fact became the starting point for a thrilling talk by Colin Chambers at this year’s Arundel Festival hosted by “Words and Music,” on the two Georgian theatres in Maltravers Street and the context of theatrical activity during this period.
Drip Action has invited Colin to continue the story and lead a discussion about the opportunities and obstacles Aldridge faced in the UK and in mainland Europe, where he was feted like royalty. In the age of the minstrel show, Aldridge challenged stereotypes and racism in his performances, and this offers a way into discussing contemporary issues around exclusion and race and the politics of theatre. And the talk will be taking place during black history month.
Telephone Bill Brennan on 07761 652154 or email email@example.com to reserve seats.
Tickets £10 at the door, cash only please
The bar will be open beforehand.
Covid protocols and cautious distancing still apply.
CHILDREN’S THEATRE AND DANCE
Ginger’s Academy – Dance and Theatre for young people
Dance Ready for children
This class offers a variety of styles for children to explore, such as Street Dance, Modern, Lyrical and Freestyle whilst also having a strong focus on technique, strengthening and flexibility. By giving children a broad range of styles to learn it allows the child to really understand dance and movement, expanding their knowledge, creativity and gives them the opportunity to find out their most favourite types of dance.
Stage ready for children
This class is all singing, acting and dancing. Musical Theatre brings out many skills in children not only do they gain a strong technical understanding, they will also gain social skills and confidence in working in a group and on their own. Skills will be developed through exercises, techniques, script work, group and individual work bringing out the fun and allowing each child to be great at being them.
Ginger’s Academy prides itself on offering high quality professional dance and drama tuition for children by experienced teachers.
Gingers is INCLUSIVE! Performing Arts is renown for its competitive and exclusive nature. We aim to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the performing arts, gain confidence , build self-esteem and learn invaluable social skills through gaining strong technique, flexibility and extensive performance knowledge.
DANCE READY 3.45PM – 4.45PM
STAGE READY 4.45PM – 5.45PM
£45 For six sessions (£70 for both classes)
£8 drop-in sessions
6-11 year olds
Also, for adults who need to shake a limb!
Adults Dance Fitness
This class is a high Intensity class to get the mind and body feeling empowered, motivated and energised. With a fun choreographed routine thrown in to increase stamina, co-ordination and just to have some fun!
Contact Jade Doig
8th – 11th December
8 p.m At The Victoria Institute
‘Tinker, Tailor’ Seven new short plays. And Counting
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Bill Brennan, Artistic Director, Drip Action Theatre