Bwlyddyn Newydd Dda/Happy New Year! we have one workshop for you in January, but keep an eye out. We’ve just appointed a new Project Manager – Neil Bull – and will be announcing some ambitious plans in the new year. In the meantime, we hope to see you at Ian’s workshop.

Living Pictures Workshop Team: Neil, Robbie and Elen.

with Ian Rickson

Last few spaces available

DATES: 18th – 20th January 2019 | TIME: (Please note this is 3 Full days) 10.00am – 5:30pm (TBC) | PLACE: Forest Hill Space
COST: £175.00 (£25 off for previous Living Pictures Workshop participants, SDUK and YV Genesis members) and a limited number of places for students as £100 (with a valid student card.) | FOR: Directors, Writers and Theatre Makers

Rescheduled from October 2018, this forthcoming January 2019 Ian Rickson will be exploring Henrik Ibsen’s ROSMERSHOLM as a text with a new translation for a forthcoming production this year. During a three-day workshop Ian will work through the text sharing some of his exercises and the approaches he uses to make work.

Written in 1886, in the estimation of many critics, ROSMERSHOLM is regarded as Ibsen’s masterpiece about two people destroyed by social and political, as well as psychological factors, and is only equalled by THE WILD DUCK. The theme of the play is social and political change, in which the traditional ruling classes relinquish their right to impose their ideals on the rest of society, and confronting the weight of the past.

Please read any translation in advance, of which there are many, and Ian will share the version he is working with during the workshop.

Ian Rickson was Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre from 1998-2006, presiding over the premier’s of plays by Jez Butterworth, Caryl Churchill, Roy Williams and Conor McPherson. Recent productions include Translations (National Theatre), Birthday Party (Harold Pinter Theatre), The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Evening at the Talk House (National Theatre), Red Lion (National Theatre), Electra (Old Vic), Mojo (West End), The River (Royal Court and Broadway), Hamlet (Young Vic), Betrayal (Comedy Theatre), and Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem (Royal Court, West End and Broadway).

He is a Patron of Living Pictures, and in 2009 was made an Honorary Professor for Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Kent’s School of Arts.

Applying for a Workshop
If you are available and would like to participate please confirm your interest by 10th January 2019 to reserve and book your space.

How to apply: Please reconfirm your interest to

Places will be offered on a first come first serve basis. If all places are full in the first instance, we’ll put you on a waiting list in case any participants drop out nearer the time.

Securing your place: Once we’ve confirmed your place we will ask you to make a deposit of £25. This deposit is refundable if you cancel no later than 48 hours in advance of the start of the workshop.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Neil:




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