Duns theatre workshops on voice and movement

The Duns Players’ performance of ‘We Will Remember Them...’ in Duns Volunteer Hall on Remembrance Sunday relies heavily on the spoken word as the cast read letters and articles based on the Great War.

And to create the right tone the Players engaged voice coach Cathie Owens to deliver a voice workshop to help the cast develop their voices.

Peter Lerpiniere, Chair of Duns Players explains: “A grant from the BBC Performing Arts Fund allows us to engage Cathie again later in November to run a further workshop, free, and open to the community and will also fund the Movement in Theatre workshop with Kedzie Penfield on November 15.

Both workshops will be held in the Volunteer Hall Duns: the Movement in Theatre class on November 15, 1-5pm will show you how using movement will help to develop your character, focusing on how to give a character life through the way you move, stand and sit.

Then on Thursday, November 23, Cathie Owens returns to Duns for a second ‘Voice in Performance’ workshop teaching techniques for developing your character through their vocal mannerisms and speech pattern and using it to full effect.

Places for both workshops are free and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Before that, however, is the poignant ‘We Will Remember Them....’ performed by Shirley Redpath, Lynn Gray, Ben Foreman, Dougal Affleck and Peter Lerpiniere and directed by John McEwen and Eloner Crawford in Duns Volunteer Hall on Sunday, November 9 at 7.30pm.

This is Duns Players fourth Armistice weekend production, the previous three having raised money for services charities. This year the charity they are supporting is SAAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen Families Association).

Details about the workshops are on the Duns Players website or contact Peter Lerpiniere at