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Nonsuch Classes & Courses, Workshop

Acting Workshop

Like youth theatre, but for adults! Flex your acting muscles, develop techniques and stay ticking over. Acting Workshop is suitable for beginners and those with stage experience who are looking to stretch themselves further. The sessions are open to anyone over the age of 18 and group sizes are limited to 12 so that everyone gets the attention they need and the support to develop at their own pace. Exploring a range of different topics week by week, we will introduce you to a range of practitioners, styles, techniques, and exercises in which to explore and create. Our aim is to develop your talent by providing you with further utensils to expand your actor’s toolbox and develop your personal style of performance. We will make sure we’re still getting physical, getting up out of our chairs and adding some movement. We’ll be sure to include some more light-hearted acting exercises to spread a little bit of laughter, whilst still keeping a sense of real acting intent that can add fuel into the rest of our work. Curiosity and creativity are the two buzz words we’d like to keep throughout every session during this latest digital offering and we would love to see you there.

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 3

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Nonsuch Classes & Courses, Workshop

Script Reading July 2022

Explore the exciting worlds of classic and contemporary theatre in Nonsuch Studios’ Theatre Book Club. Anyone can read a play at home, but Script Reading at Nonsuch Studios brings to life the world of plays, the characters and plot, the people who wrote them and the world in which they were written. Through vibrant debate, chat and discussion we bring like-minded individuals together to explore the exciting world of classic and contemporary theatre. In each four-week term we focus on a new play, asking questions, exploring themes and learning about the social and historical contexts of the drama, sparking exciting debate and discussion. What did the playwright want to express? Were they successful? What style did they use to convey their message? Do they still resonate with us today? The list is endless, but our aim remains the same, to create an open and inclusive space to read a play and voice our thoughts. You’ll get the chance to read plays, test out scenes and discuss the action in friendly weekly sessions that will chart theatre through the ages, featuring the classic plays you know and the exciting ones you might not!

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 3

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Theatre Lab Socials: Artist Pub Quiz

Networking's fun, but don't we sometimes want to get together and just do a big pub quiz? So join us for a networking session with a twist! Through the power of pub quiz, meet the artists you might work with in the future, network, and have fun!Nonsuch’s networking events are a great opportunity to meet with local artists, performers, and creatives from around Nottingham. It’s also a chance to get to know us, and how we can support your work and the arts in Nottingham. Take a look at our spaces and facilities, and get to know people already involved with us. The quiz will start at 8pm, however, our bar will be open from 7pm so feel free to come along early for a chat and some drinks!(And if that isn't enough already to sweeten the deal, for the quiz there will be drinks deals and the chance to win real cash!)

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 2

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Nonsuch Classes & Courses, Workshop

Home Rangers Summer 2022

Home Rangers is a creative drama session tailored for the Home Educated Community Participants will engage in a wide range of skills and theatre approaches such as mime, puppetry and acting to camera. Working within a safe environment, the group will feel supported in developing themselves as creatives as well as individuals. Exploring creativity through discovering and making theatre is the perfect way for young people to begin to develop skills that will see them excel in later life. Not only will they gain confidence in expressing themselves but they’ll also become leaders, creators and imaginative team players. Who is Home Rangers for? These sessions are designed for home educated children aged 6-11yrs. Dates & Times Classes run weekly on Fridays from 10.00AM – 12.00PM.

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 3

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Nonsuch Classes & Courses, Workshop

NYC Saturdays (6-11)

Nonsuch Young Company is Nottingham’s newest Youth Theatre for creatives aged 6-11 from Nonsuch Studios. Nonsuch Young Company (NYC) is an exciting new youth theatre from Nottingham’s fastest-growing creative venue & theatre: Nonsuch Studios. Each week, Nonsuch Young Company will have fun trying out a broad range of high-energy drama, dance, musical theatre, singing, improv and acting exercises that are both fun and challenging. NYC sessions are all about creating together, building confidence, developing skills and having fun. All our session leaders are professionally trained and have worked within Youth Arts and the industry for many years and they can’t wait to welcome you to Nonsuch Young Company! Each group will work towards a public sharing on Saturday 9th July, along with our Home Rangers group. This will be a relaxed event and a chance for all Nonsuch Studios’ young performers to showcase their work for friends and family.

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 3

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Nonsuch Studios' Baby Disco

“No one puts baby in the corner” except at Nonsuch Studios' Baby Discos where babies and their families can come together for a colourful, sensory and creative boogie. Bring on the glow sticks, wiggles and party rings! With an assortment of tunes ranging from baby bops to the disco classics, it’s time to break out those dance moves and join us for a morning of disco dancing and funky fun made for babies and their adults. Performance warning: At baby discos we play the music a littler quieter for younger ears but you may wish to bring extra ear protection for the little party animals

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 2

Workshop, Physical Theatre, Performance

LAMDA Intro to Actor Training

Join us for a day long workshop from one of the best London specialist acting schools LAMDA are coming to deliver a full day of workshops with professional actors, practitioners and audition panel members to offer an insight into the LAMDA's Actor Training Style and how to put your best foot forward for auditions. Attendees will also receive audition fee waivers for upcoming academic year for those auditioning in year 22/23. Timings: 11:00-13:00 Session 1: Bringing Text to Life 13:00-14:00 Lunch 14:00-16:00 Session 2: Self-taping Technique 16:00-16:30 Feedback and Q&A

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 1

Workshop, Event

Tech Academy

Are you interested in learning more about all things technical theatre? Want to know how to operate your own lights and sound? In this one-day-intensive workshop, you'll learn the essentials of teching your very own theatre production. You'll learn to setup, maintain and dismantle audio equipment such as microphones and speakers. You'll learn to operate lighting software and sound and mixing boards to set you up with valuable tools in the events industry. Times: 1.30-2.30pm Introduction to Lighting 2.30-3.00pm BREAK 3.00-4.00pm Introduction to Sound

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 2

Devised Theatre

The Actor's Workshop Summer Showcase

Join us for a night of weird and wonderful theatre from our in-house Acting troupe, the Actor's Workshop. This group of performers have been busy devising their own peice of 'cult-status' theatre this term that they're ready to showcase to you all. Joining them, will be our fantastic script and play-reading group who will pose the question of what it really means to engage with a play - from an actor or writer, to director, audience or reader. This free event will showcase the incredible in-house talent of our regular classes and courses for adults and we'd love you to come and celebrate with us. Be sure to check out Nonsuch Kitchen for drinks and snacks galore before and after!

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 2

Comedy, International

The Robin Hood International Improv Festival Pre-Party

Never-seen-before... Never-to-be-seen again... Improvised comedy is back at Nonsuch Studios! Ahead of September's Robin Hood International Improv Festival, we're bringing world class improvised comedy to Nottingham for a night of laughter filled entertainment. Witness hilarious characters and spinning stories all created spontaneously by legendary improvisers Andel Sudik (The Second City Touring Company, Boom Chicago), Katy Schutte (**** - The Independent), and Nottingham's own Liam Webber ("Extraordinary Performer" - The Scotsman). You will laugh, you might cry, who knows what will happen! The only guarantee is that everything you see on stage will be made up on the spot based on inspiration given by audience members.In the second half of the show, it's your chance to be a star in a classic 'improv jam' - this is where anyone in the audience can get up on stage and give improv a go with cast members and experienced improvisers. Meaning if you fancy it, YOU could create something brilliant and hilarious on the spot!And the best part of all of this? It's totally free! So get down to Nonsuch Studios on Saturday 16th July for a comedy show that's so funny you won't believe it's made up!This show is a pre-event for the Robin Hood International Improv Festival - Nottingham's first ever improv festival - bringing the world's finest improvised comedy to Nonsuch Studios from 8th - 11th September. Four days of hilarious, unpredictable shows from some of the most exciting performers around.

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 1

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Fable Finders: Summer Holiday Club (Ages 6-11)

Nonsuch Studios are back with another new week of fun and games this Summer for those aged 6-11! From the 8th-12th, 9.30am-3pm, we will explore drama & storytelling through a wide range of games and activities such as arts and crafts, sports and parlour games and much more. Please note: spaces are limited and advanced booking is essential. This scheme is suitable for all abilities and is tailored for ages 6-11. Timings are as follows: 10.00 Drop off 10.00-12.00 Games and Activities & morning snack 1200-12.45 Lunch (not provided) 12.45-14.45 Games and Activities & afternoon snack 14.45-15.00 Check out & Collection

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 4

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Fortune & Glory: Drag Along-a-But I’m a Cheerleader

Fortune & Glory Film Club invite you to join us to watch this kitsch queer classic, with a twist! But I'm a Cheerleader is a 1999 American satirical romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit and written by Brian Wayne Peterson. Natasha Lyonne stars as Megan Bloomfield, a high school cheerleader whose parents send her to a residential inpatient conversion therapy camp to cure her lesbianism. Co-hosts, creators and all-round garbage people Nana Arthole & Marilyn Sane are two drag artist sister wives based in Nottingham. Working together since 2015, they've established a reputation for their riotous rapport full of quick quips, audacious absurdities, and snappy storytelling. Together they've performed with collective DirtyFilthySexy, host a wonderfully ridiculous Drag Bingo each month at Rough Trade Nottingham, and produce the Unnamed Drag Podcast. Their latest venture is hosting Gladrags, a club-night celebrating music, fashion & culture. Follow them at Unnamed Drag Productions Basically, alone they're nothing, but together; they're worse...

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 2

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Nonsuch Classes & Courses, Workshop

Acting Workshop

Like youth theatre, but for adults! Flex your acting muscles, develop techniques and stay ticking over. Acting Workshop is suitable for beginners and those with stage experience who are looking to stretch themselves further. The sessions are open to anyone over the age of 18 and group sizes are limited to 12 so that everyone gets the attention they need and the support to develop at their own pace. Exploring a range of different topics week by week, we will introduce you to a range of practitioners, styles, techniques, and exercises in which to explore and create. Our aim is to develop your talent by providing you with further utensils to expand your actor’s toolbox and develop your personal style of performance. We will make sure we’re still getting physical, getting up out of our chairs and adding some movement. We’ll be sure to include some more light-hearted acting exercises to spread a little bit of laughter, whilst still keeping a sense of real acting intent that can add fuel into the rest of our work. Curiosity and creativity are the two buzz words we’d like to keep throughout every session during this latest digital offering and we would love to see you there.

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 3

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Nonsuch Classes & Courses, Workshop

Script Reading July 2022

Explore the exciting worlds of classic and contemporary theatre in Nonsuch Studios’ Theatre Book Club. Anyone can read a play at home, but Script Reading at Nonsuch Studios brings to life the world of plays, the characters and plot, the people who wrote them and the world in which they were written. Through vibrant debate, chat and discussion we bring like-minded individuals together to explore the exciting world of classic and contemporary theatre. In each four-week term we focus on a new play, asking questions, exploring themes and learning about the social and historical contexts of the drama, sparking exciting debate and discussion. What did the playwright want to express? Were they successful? What style did they use to convey their message? Do they still resonate with us today? The list is endless, but our aim remains the same, to create an open and inclusive space to read a play and voice our thoughts. You’ll get the chance to read plays, test out scenes and discuss the action in friendly weekly sessions that will chart theatre through the ages, featuring the classic plays you know and the exciting ones you might not!

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 3

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Theatre Lab Socials: Artist Pub Quiz

Networking's fun, but don't we sometimes want to get together and just do a big pub quiz? So join us for a networking session with a twist! Through the power of pub quiz, meet the artists you might work with in the future, network, and have fun!Nonsuch’s networking events are a great opportunity to meet with local artists, performers, and creatives from around Nottingham. It’s also a chance to get to know us, and how we can support your work and the arts in Nottingham. Take a look at our spaces and facilities, and get to know people already involved with us. The quiz will start at 8pm, however, our bar will be open from 7pm so feel free to come along early for a chat and some drinks!(And if that isn't enough already to sweeten the deal, for the quiz there will be drinks deals and the chance to win real cash!)

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 2

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Nonsuch Classes & Courses, Workshop

Home Rangers Summer 2022

Home Rangers is a creative drama session tailored for the Home Educated Community Participants will engage in a wide range of skills and theatre approaches such as mime, puppetry and acting to camera. Working within a safe environment, the group will feel supported in developing themselves as creatives as well as individuals. Exploring creativity through discovering and making theatre is the perfect way for young people to begin to develop skills that will see them excel in later life. Not only will they gain confidence in expressing themselves but they’ll also become leaders, creators and imaginative team players. Who is Home Rangers for? These sessions are designed for home educated children aged 6-11yrs. Dates & Times Classes run weekly on Fridays from 10.00AM – 12.00PM.

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 3

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Nonsuch Classes & Courses, Workshop

NYC Saturdays (6-11)

Nonsuch Young Company is Nottingham’s newest Youth Theatre for creatives aged 6-11 from Nonsuch Studios. Nonsuch Young Company (NYC) is an exciting new youth theatre from Nottingham’s fastest-growing creative venue & theatre: Nonsuch Studios. Each week, Nonsuch Young Company will have fun trying out a broad range of high-energy drama, dance, musical theatre, singing, improv and acting exercises that are both fun and challenging. NYC sessions are all about creating together, building confidence, developing skills and having fun. All our session leaders are professionally trained and have worked within Youth Arts and the industry for many years and they can’t wait to welcome you to Nonsuch Young Company! Each group will work towards a public sharing on Saturday 9th July, along with our Home Rangers group. This will be a relaxed event and a chance for all Nonsuch Studios’ young performers to showcase their work for friends and family.

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 3

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Nonsuch Studios' Baby Disco

“No one puts baby in the corner” except at Nonsuch Studios' Baby Discos where babies and their families can come together for a colourful, sensory and creative boogie. Bring on the glow sticks, wiggles and party rings! With an assortment of tunes ranging from baby bops to the disco classics, it’s time to break out those dance moves and join us for a morning of disco dancing and funky fun made for babies and their adults. Performance warning: At baby discos we play the music a littler quieter for younger ears but you may wish to bring extra ear protection for the little party animals

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 2

Workshop, Physical Theatre, Performance

LAMDA Intro to Actor Training

Join us for a day long workshop from one of the best London specialist acting schools LAMDA are coming to deliver a full day of workshops with professional actors, practitioners and audition panel members to offer an insight into the LAMDA's Actor Training Style and how to put your best foot forward for auditions. Attendees will also receive audition fee waivers for upcoming academic year for those auditioning in year 22/23. Timings: 11:00-13:00 Session 1: Bringing Text to Life 13:00-14:00 Lunch 14:00-16:00 Session 2: Self-taping Technique 16:00-16:30 Feedback and Q&A

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 1

Workshop, Event

Tech Academy

Are you interested in learning more about all things technical theatre? Want to know how to operate your own lights and sound? In this one-day-intensive workshop, you'll learn the essentials of teching your very own theatre production. You'll learn to setup, maintain and dismantle audio equipment such as microphones and speakers. You'll learn to operate lighting software and sound and mixing boards to set you up with valuable tools in the events industry. Times: 1.30-2.30pm Introduction to Lighting 2.30-3.00pm BREAK 3.00-4.00pm Introduction to Sound

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 2

Devised Theatre

The Actor's Workshop Summer Showcase

Join us for a night of weird and wonderful theatre from our in-house Acting troupe, the Actor's Workshop. This group of performers have been busy devising their own peice of 'cult-status' theatre this term that they're ready to showcase to you all. Joining them, will be our fantastic script and play-reading group who will pose the question of what it really means to engage with a play - from an actor or writer, to director, audience or reader. This free event will showcase the incredible in-house talent of our regular classes and courses for adults and we'd love you to come and celebrate with us. Be sure to check out Nonsuch Kitchen for drinks and snacks galore before and after!

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 2

Comedy, International

The Robin Hood International Improv Festival Pre-Party

Never-seen-before... Never-to-be-seen again... Improvised comedy is back at Nonsuch Studios! Ahead of September's Robin Hood International Improv Festival, we're bringing world class improvised comedy to Nottingham for a night of laughter filled entertainment. Witness hilarious characters and spinning stories all created spontaneously by legendary improvisers Andel Sudik (The Second City Touring Company, Boom Chicago), Katy Schutte (**** - The Independent), and Nottingham's own Liam Webber ("Extraordinary Performer" - The Scotsman). You will laugh, you might cry, who knows what will happen! The only guarantee is that everything you see on stage will be made up on the spot based on inspiration given by audience members.In the second half of the show, it's your chance to be a star in a classic 'improv jam' - this is where anyone in the audience can get up on stage and give improv a go with cast members and experienced improvisers. Meaning if you fancy it, YOU could create something brilliant and hilarious on the spot!And the best part of all of this? It's totally free! So get down to Nonsuch Studios on Saturday 16th July for a comedy show that's so funny you won't believe it's made up!This show is a pre-event for the Robin Hood International Improv Festival - Nottingham's first ever improv festival - bringing the world's finest improvised comedy to Nonsuch Studios from 8th - 11th September. Four days of hilarious, unpredictable shows from some of the most exciting performers around.

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 1

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Fable Finders: Summer Holiday Club (Ages 6-11)

Nonsuch Studios are back with another new week of fun and games this Summer for those aged 6-11! From the 8th-12th, 9.30am-3pm, we will explore drama & storytelling through a wide range of games and activities such as arts and crafts, sports and parlour games and much more. Please note: spaces are limited and advanced booking is essential. This scheme is suitable for all abilities and is tailored for ages 6-11. Timings are as follows: 10.00 Drop off 10.00-12.00 Games and Activities & morning snack 1200-12.45 Lunch (not provided) 12.45-14.45 Games and Activities & afternoon snack 14.45-15.00 Check out & Collection

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 4

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Fortune & Glory: Drag Along-a-But I’m a Cheerleader

Fortune & Glory Film Club invite you to join us to watch this kitsch queer classic, with a twist! But I'm a Cheerleader is a 1999 American satirical romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit and written by Brian Wayne Peterson. Natasha Lyonne stars as Megan Bloomfield, a high school cheerleader whose parents send her to a residential inpatient conversion therapy camp to cure her lesbianism. Co-hosts, creators and all-round garbage people Nana Arthole & Marilyn Sane are two drag artist sister wives based in Nottingham. Working together since 2015, they've established a reputation for their riotous rapport full of quick quips, audacious absurdities, and snappy storytelling. Together they've performed with collective DirtyFilthySexy, host a wonderfully ridiculous Drag Bingo each month at Rough Trade Nottingham, and produce the Unnamed Drag Podcast. Their latest venture is hosting Gladrags, a club-night celebrating music, fashion & culture. Follow them at Unnamed Drag Productions Basically, alone they're nothing, but together; they're worse...

Location Nonsuch Studios

subvenue Studio 2