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Rory Wilton or Emma Spurgin Hussey

Phone: (01872) 272695


Bedlam can provide a wide range of theatre, creative writing and technical workshops for client groups ranging from primary schools to degree students, and covering all aspects of the drama curriculum. The company has strong working relationships with many drama teachers throughout Cornwall and beyond.

The company is also very experienced at working with adult groups, including the long term unemployed, people with learning difficulties, and clients with mental health issues.


Access Training SW Ltd Gateway to Work courses with the long-term unemployed

Barbican Theatre, Plymouth Write and make a play in a week

Bodmin Town Council Make a play in a day

Budehaven Community School, The Works and Creative Partnerships Making new play for the Belief project

CLASP Project, St Austell College Theatre workshops with people recovering from mental health problems

Colyton Grammar School Use of mask workshops

Cornwall Youth Theatre Directing touring productions

Devonport High School for Boys Make a play in a day, as part of Activities Week

Duloe Junior and Infants School Directing play for Polperro Festival

Foxhole Youth Club and Cornwall Children's Fund Looking at identity and sense of place

Lizard Youth Theatre Story creation workshops

Mounts Bay School and Community Sports College Production tie-in workshop

North Cornwall Arts Weekly workshops and directing plays for Blue Sky Youth Theatre, Camelford

Pelynt CP School Directing play for Polperro Festival

Penrice Community College Production tie-in workshop

Pentreath Ltd Dynamics course with people recovering from mental health problems

Perranporth CP School Creating a play for Skylarks project

Polperro CP School Directing plays for Polperro Festival

Poltair Community School and Sports College, St Austell Directing short play to tour to primary schools

Probus Community Youth Theatre Writing for theatre workshop

Roche Community Primary School and Cornwall Children's Fund Creating a new play with Trailblazers group

Sir John Hunt Community Sports College, The Works and Creative Partnerships Work on Explore project

St Stephens CP School, Saltash Directing work for school assembly

Treviglas Community College, Newquay Variety of theatre-related workshops with GCSE and A Level groups

Truro College Work with Foundation Studies and Parents Opening Doors; production tie-in workshops

Truro School Building Bridges Project, writing and producing a new play with GCSE students

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Bedlam offers the wide range of workshops listed above - and much more! All workshops are very flexible in both structure and content. We are always happy to discuss your requirements and we can tailor a workshop specifically to suit your needs.

Workshops can be geared towards team building, acting skills, work on a particular performance project, confidence building, text interpretation, directing etc. Participants work individually, in pairs, and in large and small groups. The company prefers to work with groups no larger than 30, although larger groups can sometimes be accommodated with extra assistance. Workshops are usually led by the company co-directors, Emma Spurgin Hussey and Rory Wilton (CRB certificates can be provided). Response to Bedlamís workshops is very positive - hard work and the sharing of skills are combined with fun, a nurturing environment, and empowerment of the individual and group.

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