At the core of Complicité’s education work are its workshops, which offer an insight into the company’s working processes. Large-scale lecture demonstrations, post show talks, intimate workshops and residencies have taken place all over the world with people of varying interests, abilities and backgrounds, from professionals and students, to young people within and without the theatre community.

The company also offers workshops based on productions, giving an intimate insight into how Complicité develops its work.

Teaching Workshops Open Workshops

Making Space

Led by Catherine Alexander

Dates: 5 - 7 Nov 2018, 10am – 5pm 
Venue: Thanet Community Centre, Malden Road, Herbert Street, London, NW5 4HD
Fee: £300

Space is the fundamental starting point of our work as actors and theatre makers. This three-day workshop, led by Catherine Alexander, will look at creating literal, dynamic and emotional space as well as exploring the space between performers. The work will be grounded in classic Lecoq exercises (including neutral mask) as well as exercises used in the Complicité rehearsal room. The work will increase participants’ awareness and sensitivity to space before exploring how to use this work as a creative tool to communicate rich imaginative worlds to our audiences.
Catherine Alexander trained at L'Ecole Jacques Lecoq. She is Artistic Director of Quiconque and was Associate Director for Complicité on The Master and Margarita, A Disappearing Number and The Elephant Vanishes. Directing includes The Gypsy Bible, Opera North; Touching Space, Royal Academy of Art and The Boy from Centreville, Pleasance. Other work includes Wild Oats, Bristol Old Vic and Coram Boy, National Theatre. Catherine won the Jerwood Prize in 2006 and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award in 2011 for her devised production SOLD. Catherine’s most recent directing credits include Tomorrow I’ll Be Twenty for Complicité (Pleasance Theatre, London), Adventures in Moominland and Super Troupers (South Bank). Catherine is a Reader in Theatre Making and course leader for BA (Hons) Acting Collaborative and Devised Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

©Sarah Ainslie