Frantic Assembly joined us in January 2017 for two brilliant professional development sessions. Working with an associate artist of the company, two groups of students and emerging artists got the chance to take part in fast-paced, physical and eye-opening workshops.
The Attic Collective
The Attic Collective was a young company created to work intensively over 12 months, with support from the Cruden Foundation. It provided 18 emerging actors aged 18-26 with a huge range of opportunities to develop their artistic practice, at no cost to them. Inspired by the model of a traditional repertory theatre company, the ensemble produced work with leading industry professionals and participated in professional development workshops with visiting companies such as the National Theatre of Great Britain, Opera North and Shakespeare’s Globe. The initiative included three large-scale productions: classic, contemporary and musical. The productions were Lysistrata, the world premiere of Jo Clifford’s War in America and Brecht’s Threepenny Opera. Having benefited from broad industry access and showcase opportunities, the actors who took part can now be seen working with companies including the BBC, Eden Court and The National Theatre of Scotland.