About On The Verge

On the Verge has been part of the RCS performance calendar for over 10 years, during which time many of the artists have gone on to tour their work nationally and beyond. It is a showcase of new work by our MA/MFA Classical and Contemporary Text Acting and Directing students, celebrating big ideas and big ambition – a step into the unknown. The projects produced each year are united in a shared desire to explore what might be possible both in front of and behind the camera.

Our 2023 edition of On the Verge took place 5-11 June 2023 as an entirely digital festival. The students’ work was wide-ranging – exploring stories, ideas and questions from the deeply personal to the socio-political and beyond.


A Masters for Actors & Directors

Our MA/MFA Acting/Directing Classical and Contemporary Text programme is for actors and directors who use their social, moral, and ethical values to animate their practice.

Our actors and directors look beyond traditional and contemporary artistic approaches as they broaden and deepen their individual practice, and flourish as both learners and creative practitioners.

Graduates include Jeremy Crawford, Ayana Bey, Debbie Hannan and Eklovey Kashyap.


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