Somerset People’s Theatre Taunton is an open access Theatre company for anyone aged 18+ in Taunton and the surrounding areas. We believe everyone is a theatre maker in their own right & everyone has the ability to do so – whether experienced or not.
Through weekly classes with Theatre makers in the county, members will have the chance to develop skills & understanding in making original Theatre. Join us in classes with professional Directors, Writers, Designers, Producers & Performers. Together, Somerset People’s Theatre will work towards creating an original piece of Theatre, made by the Company, in response to Wassail Theatre’s Apple’s & Angels.
This term, Somerset People’s Theatre will be facilitated by Selina Keedwell – a Theatre Maker and Performer, with a specific interest in creating and exploring Theatre that comes from the heart of those at play. Selina trained in Physical Theatre & Dance, and completed her PGCE in English & Drama at University of Exeter. She has facilitated for, amongst others, Wassail Theatre, Theatre Orchard, Westcountry Theatre, TakeArt, Stagedoor Manor NY, Vibe Indonesia.
Taking inspiration from Wassail’s professional show – Apples & Angels, the Somerset People’s Theatre will make work that puts the audience in the middle of the experience. We talk a lot about making plays that are authentic and entertaining, and take inspiration for ideas from amazing stories that come from the people of Somerset.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to audition to be part of Somerset People’s Theatre?
No – simply book your place and turn up!
How much does it cost?
All places are Pay What You Can with a £2 minimum. All proceeds will go towards the next round of classes.
How does Pay What You Can work? How much should I pay?
When you add a ticket to your basket, it will cost you the £2 minimum. When you check out, you will then be prompted to donate to the Somerset People’s Theatre Pay-It-Forward fund. You can donate as much or as little as you are able to, but a donation of £6 (on top of the £2 minimum) will cover the cost of one session for one participant.
Do I need to commit to coming every week?
We encourage people to come every week where they can, but we understand that not everyone will be able to make that commitment – we’re flexible!
Do I need to bring anything with me? What do I wear?
You can wear anything you feel comfortable moving around in – we recommend bringing a water bottle as we will get you moving!
For details of dates & times,
click 'Book Tickets'