The Actors Centre

Introduction to Lecoq Technique

WHAT IS IT? A workshop which gives a basic introduction to physical theatre and the methods of Jacques Lecoq. HOW WILL IT WORK? Drawing on his training and experience Matthew will guide you through foundation Lecoq exercises which encourage performers to access and portray emotions via their physical movement. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? A better awareness of your own body and its power and ability to communicate and perform. Price: £30.


Matthew Coulton

Matthew trained and performed with the National Youth Theatre before graduating from Central's Complicité associated BA (Hons) Acting - Collaborative and Devised Theatre course. His credits include George's Marvellous Medicine (Julia Thomas, Leicester Curve/Rose Theatre - UK Tour), Father Christmas (Emma Earle/Eva Sampson, Lyric Hammersmith/Birmingham MAC), The Winter's Tale (Rory Kinnear, ENO), The Mutant Man (Heather Fairbairn, The Space), Tell Me The Truth About Love (96 Festival, Omnibus Theatre), Goosebumps Alive (Tom Saloman, The Vaults), The Magic Flute (Simon McBurney, Complicité/ENO), JM Barrie's Peter Pan (Ian Forrest, Theatre by the Lake), Boat (Max Barton, PigDog), Trench (Isabel Sharman, The Pleasance), Vacant Possession and Your Toys (Nicola Blackwell, Slot Machine Theatre). He has recorded various voice-overs for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service. On-screen roles include Holby City (BBC). Whilst training, he also worked with directors including Nancy Meckler, John Wright, Miklós Bács, Marcello Magni and Mike Shepherd.Matthew has developed puppetry work with Blind Summit and Barbican Open Lab projects, and made his directorial debut with Perfect Ghost at the Phoenix Artists' Club. Last year, he co-devised 'This Might Be It', the debut show from new collective Vantage Point Theatre.


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