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Stage Combat – training for teachers and practitioners

3 November 2018 Salisbury Playhouse, Rehearsal Room
Teachers' Inset Day 2018


This year we are offering teachers and youth theatre practitioners the opportunity to brush up on their stage combat skills.

Led by professional fight director Paul Benzing, the day will equip participants with the necessary skills to support students through choreographing unarmed fight scenes, as well as looking at how to incorporate some more unusual objects into a stage combat sequence.

Paul is an experience fight director: Theatre includes National Anthems (The Old Vic); Mack and Mabel, Journey’s End, The Country Wife, The Sea, Marguerite (West End); Here (Rose); Making Noise Quietly, American Buffalo(Donmar); West Side Story (Sage Gateshead); Wild Oats & Life Raft (Bristol Old Vic); Oleanna (Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham); Amadeus, The Chekhov Trilogy Great Britain, Statement of Regret, Mother Courage, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Nation, Emperor and Galilean, Antigone, (National); Into the Woods, The Comedy of Errors (Regent’s Park Open Air); What the Butler Saw, Beasts and Beauties (Hampstead); Troilus and Cressida (Cheek by Jowl); Othello(Ludlow Festival); Dreams of Violence, Flight Path (Out of Joint); Black Comedy, Moonlight and Magnolias, Of Mice and Men, Sleuth, Journeys End (Watermill); Clockwork Orange, Son of Man, Look Back in Anger, Our Friends in the North, Close the Coalhouse Door, Blue Remembered Hills, Catch 22 (Northern Stage);, Edward Bond’s Lear, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Sheffield Crucible); Zadia (Classic Opera Co), Don Giovanni (Glyndebourne) and Seven Acts of Mercy (RSC) War Horse (UK Tour & West End).

More recently he has worked with Salisbury Playhouse youth theatre on Hamlet and on the Salisbury Playhouse production of Moonfleet.

Booking Details

Price: £75

10am - 5pm

Tickets and times

  • Saturday 3rd November