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Rep Company (18-25s)

TP Rep Company formed in September 2019.

25 actors aged 18-25 from various backgrounds and with different levels of experience would meet every Thursday evening for 2 hours to play, train and explore. They’d work on naturalism, improvisation, Meisner and contemporary text. All under the guidance of Olivier Nominated Director and Acting Coach, Toby Clarke.

In early 2020 the group divided, with one half working on a new piece with the fantastic writer, Tyrell Williams, and the other devising a play with Toby Clarke. Both were in full swing before March arrived which of course stopped everyone’s world and normality.

Thanks to the support and foresight of TP’s Artistic Director Suzann McLean, the Rep managed to continue online during lockdown and the company were lucky to continue their training thanks to the likes of Jamael Westman & Casting Director, Nicky Bligh.

Come August, Zoom fatigue was setting in so Suzann and Toby decided to get the company back in the room and to bring them back together to produce START, the piece that half of the group had been devising up to March. This would not have been possible without TP’s Head of Production Adam Burns who kept everyone Covid-safe.

The now company of 20 dedicated their Septembers to rehearsing the TP Rep Company’s first production which sold out in only 4 days of being on sale. 

START is proof that theatre can survive when you have dedicated and passionate actors belonging to a venue and team that pushes and inspires. 

TP Rep Company was set up as an inclusive and accessible training program and this first cohort has exceeded all expectations. They are a testament to what can still be achieved even in the worst of times. 

START sold out within a week, future dates were added which sold out within hours!

It is clear that theatre is in good hands.

If you would like more information about the current cohort or how to join the Rep Company please email membership@theatrepeckham.co.uk