The Self In Performance

3-Day Intensive Weekend Workshop

Upcoming Class Schedule

26 January, 2018 — 28 January, 2018

Friday, 7.30pm — 10.30pm

Saturday, 11.00am — 7.00pm

Sunday, 10.00am — 6.00pm

Programme Details


Friday  26th January     7.30pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 27th January  11.00am to 7.00pm
Sunday 28th January    10.00am to 6.00pm

One hour lunch break will be given on Sat and Sun.

Performance & Discussion with audience
Sunday 28th January   4.00pm to 6.00pm

‘Anniversary’ 2016 rehearsals from Alan Lyddiard on Vimeo.

Who is the workshop for?

The workshop is open to anybody who is interested in authentic performance techniques and learning about presence. How ‘to be’ on stage. The workshop is for those who are interested in telling stories based on their own experiences. Those who have something to say about the world we live in.
Open to everybody from 18 to 80 years old.


What is the workshop about?

The workshop will work towards a contemporary performance piece, presented on the last couple of hours of the workshop, based on personal stories from all the participants.


We will work on techniques developed by Alan Lyddiard over the last 40 years working in theatres across Europe and beyond. From nothing we will create something special – together. We will search for those seemingly insignificant moments in our lives that became meaningful. We will create beauty through simple statements and movements. We will develop ways to illuminate some of our most vivid experiences and share it with others. Using stories, movement, music we will create performance that goes to the heart of the matter.


‘Anniversary’ 2016 rehearsals from Alan Lyddiard on Vimeo.


  • The Performance Quality
  • The five principles of Authenticity
  • Being Present, Listening Deeply, Being Aware, Speaking Truthfully, Acting Creatively
  • The Invisible Actor by Yoshi Oida
  • The work of Pina Bausch

About the Instructor

Alan Lyddiard

Alan Lyddiard is a award winning theatre director/writer/producer whose work has been seen extensively across Europe and beyond. He has directed over 100 theatre works during his career. His latest production “Anniversary” will be touring across the UK next year. He was Artistic Director of Northern Stage in Newcastle, UK for 13 years where he created the Northern Stage Ensemble, with a full time company of 13 performers. They toured across Europe and invited world-class theatre makers to come to Newcastle to share their work and teach the ensemble performers. These included Peter Brook, Lev Dodin, Simon McBurney, Robert Lepage, Yukio Ninagawa, Gabor Tompa and many more.

Areas of Focus

  • Alternative Performance Models
  • Devised Theatre

Learning Outcomes

  • Creating a piece of contemporary theatre during the period of the workshop that will be discussed and evaluated with an invited audience

Sign up for:

The Self In Performance / 3-Day Intensive Weekend Workshop

Registration closes:
23 January 2018