Frequently asked questions
Who can attend?
Professional and/or trained actors
Do I have to pre-book?
Yes, either via The Edge website, or in person at The Edge.
Can I turn up and pay on the door?
Do I have to attend all the sessions?
No, just book the ones you can attend.
Where shall I come on the day?
Upon entering The Edge walk straight ahead, then turn right. Studio 3 is located at the top of the stairs at the end of the corridor. If in doubt, one of our members of staff in the cafe or office will be more than happy to direct you.
What other facilities do you have?
We have a café at The Edge which serves up delicious hot food, fresh salads and homemade cakes – as well as delicious hot and cold drinks. The Dressing Room Café is also a training centre for adults with learning disabilities. And because The Edge is a charity, you know that every penny you spend in the café is going back into the work that we do with children and vulnerable adults.
Each session will be an around-the-table exploration of a classical text.
We will address two fundamental questions:
What are the demands a classical text makes on the actor?
What resources does the actor need to meet these demands?
Friday 4th October : “Antony & Cleopatra” by William Shakespeare
Friday 1st November : “Seneca’s Oedipus” by Ted Hughes
Friday 6th December : “The School for Scandal” by R B Sheridan
Please note booking is essential via The Edge website.
WITH: Wyllie Longmore
WHEN: The first Friday in each month.
TIME: 2pm – 5pm
PRICE: £20 per session
Wyllie Longmore trained at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama as an actor and a teacher and both of these disciplines have continued to inform his working life. As an actor he has appeared in rep across the country and at the Royal National Theatre as well as on radio and television. As a teacher and director he has taught at university level and in several drama schools across England and Wales. In recent years he has been working as a director and dramaturg, mainly with emerging playwrights. He was Chair of Contact Theatre from 1997 – 2007; he has also served on the boards of The Royal Exchange Theatre, HOME, Performing Arts Network and Development Agency (PANDA), and The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre. He was the first Head of Acting of The Arden School of Theatre from 1991 – 2002. He was made a Fellow of the Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in 2016.