Please note that this class has been cancelled for the summer. Ticket holders will be contacted.

Join us for a weekly play reading group at Ashcroft Arts Centre. Throughout the sessions we will read a range of plays and genres exploring the world of the play. 

We will begin with 'Calendar Girls' by Tim Firth, Winner of What's On Stage Award for Best New Comedy 2010. Based on a true story this is a heartwarming tale of the power of friendship and community. 

Tutor: Olivia Murphy

Olivia is an experienced teacher with over 10 years of working in secondary schools, youth theatres and community settings. Two years ago Olivia formed her own company, Olivia Murphy Actors Company and currently delivers workshops to adults with learning disabilities, play readings in care homes as well as workshops to children and young people including a young company for another of our arts centres. Her workshops are designed to explore drama in a supportive and inclusive environment whilst enhancing mental well-being.

After her degree in Drama and Theatre Studies at University of Surrey, Roehampton, Olivia trained as an actor at the London Academy of Performing Arts. Acting work in TIE productions followed as well as performing in and producing a production of Feiffer’s People at The Old Red Lion, Islington. More recently Olivia has performed in productions at The Egg Theatre in Bath, The Rondo Theatre in Bath and Theatre Royal Bath. She has also worked on screen for independent film companies including Screenology in Bristol.

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