Theatre Day 2017

CORNWALL DRAMA ASSOCIATION
THEATRE DAY AND THEATRE FESTIVAL AWARDS 2017
SATURDAY OCTOBER 28 TH 2017 at BEST WESTERN HOTEL BRISTOL, NEWQUAY

WORKSHOP
Sat 28th October 10am (9.30 registration) (expected finish time 4pm)
“Back to Basics – Directing a Play” with Coral and Robert Pepper

Perhaps you’ve been asked to direct your first production. Or you’d like to direct but don’t have the confidence.
Or you want to make the move from acting to directing, but are not sure how to go about it. Or maybe you’ve
already directed but felt that something was missing?

This one day course aims to provide new and less experienced directors with the principles of directing.
New directors are often thrown in at the deep end and left to get on with it. This workshop will consider directing a play from before it is even a twinkle in a first time director’s eye!

Our two tutors have many years of experience and will share what has and has not worked for them,
In the morning session we will examine what to look out for when choosing a play. We will go through the very first stages of direction once the play has been chosen; characters, moves, the set, etc., up to the first rehearsal.
In the afternoon there will be some practical work on set design and by the end of the day every participant will have something to take home. The day will conclude with questions and answers, so bring along your directing dilemmas!

Please note: This course will also be of interest to actors as it will provide insight into the director’s world.

Coral and Robert Pepper are well known in the amateur theatre community in Cornwall. They are both former CDA adjudicators and Coral was Moderating Adjudicator until moving away from the county last year. Between them they have seen a lot of plays! Both have over 40 years of directing experience and Robert has twice won awards for his set designs. We are delighted that they are returning to share their wealth of experience with us on Theatre Day.

DINNER/DISCO and CDA THEATRE FESTIVAL AWARDS
7pm for 7.30
The CDA Annual Dinner and Awards will take place in the evening of 28th October at the Best Western Hotel Bristol in Newquay.

We will be served a 3 course meal (plus vegetarian option). The awards will be presented in the dining room at the end of dinner, so if you wish to attend the awards ceremony, you will need to book for the meal. After the meal and awards, those who wish to celebrate will be able to retire to the ballroom where we will have a disco.

Menu

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
*
Roast Rib of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, Horseradish and Red wine jus
Roast & New Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables
(Vegetarian option (to be pre-booked) Mixed Nut Loaf with a Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Coulis)
*
Rich Dark Chocolate Mousse with Langes-de-Chat Biscuits

If you wish to book overnight accommodation at the hotel, we have been granted preferential rates, which are:
£55 standard single room/£75 double/twin room (All prices include Full English Breakfast). To book accommodation telephone the hotel on 01637 875181 and make sure you tell them you are part of CDA.

Early booking is recommended, as places are limited.

To book please complete the form – download here or complete the online form here

Closing Date for bookings is Weds 18th October.

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNTS!
Book before Wed 11th October and pay the discounted rates listed below.
Please note: No refunds can be given after Wed 11th October

PRICES:
Workshop only £12
Dinner, Awards and Disco £28
Workshop, Dinner Awards and Disco £35

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT PRICES:
Workshop only £10
Dinner, Awards and Disco £25
Workshop, Dinner Awards and Disco £32

Please note that bookings can only be confirmed on receipt of payment

To book please complete the form – download here or complete the online form here

Bookings secretary: Kathy West: kathy@stagepresence.co.uk
01208 816214 (you may phone to check availability only; no bookings can be taken by phone)