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Devising a Show

Let's make some theatre together!


We run longer term devising projects with young people and emerging theatre-makers to develop a new piece of theatre.


Led by two company members, we will begin the project by running a series of training workshops to develop participant’s devising skills and to form a new collaborative ensemble. As a group, we'll discuss what we're excited by and what we want to talk about to establish a line of enquiry to base our new show on. We'll then start to generate a wealth of new material that follows our collective interests until a show begins to emerge. We'll then enter rehearsals to turn our new show into a full production that we can be proud of.

After this project participants will:

  • Have a strong understanding of The Wardrobe Ensemble’s devising process. 

  • Have challenged themselves creatively and developed their skillset in all aspects of devising.

  • Have worked collaboratively with their peers to make a new piece of theatre. 


We have run projects like this at Rose Bruford College, The North Wall Arts Lab, Bristol Old Vic Theatre and the National Theatre.​


  • We will develop an appropriate timescale that works for you. This may be a series of workshops over a few months or an intensive residency over 4 - 6 weeks. 

Get in touch with Emily at to chat about what might work for you. 

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