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Movement Workshop with Ryan Mackay

Movement Workshop with Ryan Mackay


Our upcoming Movement Workshop will be led by actor Ryan Mackay, who is known for his roles as James Potter II, James Potter I, Cedric Diggory and first cover Albus Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. As well as recently starring in National Theatre of Scotland’s Kidnapped and TV’s Shetland; Ryan has worked and trained with physical theatre and movement specialists Frantic Assembly and now joins us to lead our Movement Workshop for both Young People and Adults.

This workshop will focus on movement in theatre and specifically look at the work of both Frantic Assembly Theatre and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The Frantic Method explores devising as a series of tasks, each broken down into building blocks. This is designed to establish progress from the simplest discoveries. Performers are encouraged to take a moment back to its simplest truth and build from there.

Frantic Assembly’s work can be seen in productions such as Othello and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Their work is at the forefront of contemporary theatre making and has revolutionized movement in the arts.

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The important details

Saturday 4 May 2024



12:30pm - 3:30pm

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB

Course Information

These 2 workshops are a one-off which take place on Saturday 4 May 2024. To book your place, please click ‘Apply Now’ at the top of the page and select the ‘Book Now’ link for your chosen age group.

Age: 16+
Venue: RCS, Renfrew Campus
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Cost: £45


There are no entry requirements for this open access course. Students do not need to have previous experience. Students should show up to class eager to learn and take part.

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  • Dress comfortably in clothes which are suitable for the activity you are taking part in.
  • Bring a notepad and pen/pencil in case you wish to make notes.
  • Please bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated during your class.
  • Classes will have a short break throughout, please bring a small snack.
  • Due to allergies throughout our courses, we ask that students not to bring any nut products for break time.
  • We ask that no valuables are brought to class.
  • Any mobile phones must be kept in bags and on silent during class time.

Further Information

We want to ensure as many children, young people and adult learners as possible can access the performing and production arts education that is offered through Short Courses at RCS. Financial support options available for Short Courses include:

Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Short Courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

James McAvoy Drama Scholarships

BAFTA-winning and Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy is committed to nurturing the creative potential of young Scots who experience barriers to access and participate in drama at RCS Short Courses.

James is a graduate of the BA Acting programme at RCS and Patron of the Junior Conservatoire of Drama. The Glasgow-born actor has funded the new James McAvoy Drama Scholarships to enable young people to experience the world-class drama training at RCS as he did.

The scholarship aims to support applicants who would otherwise find meeting the cost of tuition fees at RCS a barrier to accessing pre-Higher Education drama training at the Royal Conservatoire.

You can find more information about these funds on our Financial Support page.

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