IOU Making It – Introduction to Physical Theatre for Outdoor Performance

1st March 2023

An exciting physical theatre workshop led by actor and director Garth Williams from Safety Catch Theatre


IOU Studio, Dean Clough, Halifax

Event information

Location Icon IOU Studio, Dean Clough, Halifax

Costs Icon £10/ £8

Availability Icon 20

Exploring playfulness, connection, character and physicality through games and exercises, Garth’s methods will hone in on physical performance helping you develop the confidence to use your body to tell a story, along with tips on how to improvise and interact with an audience.

No previous experience necessary for the two hour taster session– just a willingness to play along, perhaps a sense of humour, and if you can some kind of handy prop (possibly from your kitchen or shed). If you haven’t got one, one can be provided for you (a prop not a sense of humour).

The workshop takes place at IOU’s studio at Dean Clough, Halifax

About Garth

Garth makes street theatre shows, indoor physical and digital theatre, and interactive video and film projects under the banner of Safety Catch TV (Theatre + Video) who are on a mission to connect diverse audiences with themselves and each other through spectacular open heart comedy, drama, film and combining these.

Garth is also working with IOU as part of our Artist Development Programme SpaceTimeToolsAdvice.  In 2019 he made an outdoor show as part of his STTA called Dr Dr based around Bessie the ambulance. In 2022-23 he is rehearsing and trialing technologies for his new show which will tour later this year


IOU is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from Calderdale Cares Partnership to provide FREE spaces for Calderdale residents and artists on our monthly Making It creative taster workshops.

Funding has been awarded to help support young people, freelance creatives and those dealing with the cost of living crisis, to succeed in the arts and creative industries in Calderdale with opportunities to come together for exchange of ideas, networking and skills sharing opportunities at IOU Studio.

Continue to Book Now to reserve a free space if you are a Calderdale resident or to buy a Standard ticket. Please provide proof of residency when you attend the event.