Let Your Body Do The Talking with Nola Rae

Date & Time
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 January 2024
10am - 5pm

155 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA

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Workshop Fee
Concessions: £150
LAMDA students: £140

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About the workshop & practitioner

An insight in how to work without text, paying special attention to the rhythm of movement and how to express ideas with maximum clarity. All parts of the body (and mind) will come into play, with the emphasis on play. Through mime, clowning, improvisation and imagination, students will have a chance to discover aspects of comic performance that are universal, enabling them to connect more deeply with their audiences. 

This two-day workshop is led by Nola Rae. Born in Sydney, she immigrated to London in 1963. Trained at the Royal Ballet School in London, she danced at Malmö Stadsteater and at Tivoli Pantomime Theatre in Copenhagen before turning to mime and studying with Marcel Marceau in Paris. After working with Research Theatre Kiss, Friends Roadshow and the Bristol Old Vic, she founded the London Mime Theatre with her partner Matthew Ridout in 1974 and premiered her first solo show in France at the Nancy Festival in 1975. To date Nola has toured her work to 69 countries. 

As a teacher, she has lead mime and clowning workshops worldwide. As a director she has taken on Lorca, Ibsen, Strindberg, Shakespeare, Dumas and Bram Stoker, subverting serious works into Clown comedies.

Who's it for?

This workshop is for enthusiastic professional or amateur performers aged 18+ who want to know what makes visual theatre tick and who are not afraid to move.​​​​​​ Practitioners should wear practice clothes and bring one juggling ball. 


Booking is now open. Book your place below.

Please note tickets are limited for this event. Once you have booked a ticket, you will receive an email confirmation. Read up on our latest visitor guidelines. If you require support with booking, please email our Box Office.

The concession ticket prices are for full-time students, unwaged, over 65s, BECTU/MU & Equity cardholders.

The LAMDA student discount applies to current students.

Cancellations received up to 14 days before commencement of the course will receive a full refund.

Cancellations received 7-14 days before commencement of the course will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations received after 7 days before commencement of the course will not be eligible for a refund, unless your place can been re-sold to another participant.

Should you become unable to participate in the course due to sickness (e.g. Covid), a full refund would be payable on production of official proof of a positive result in the case of Covid, or a medical certificate. This refund would be pro-rated if you have already completed part of the course.