Writing Tomorrow's Theatre - Silent Approach Workshop with Ness Brooks

Delivered by Separate Doors
Workshops and Learning
Tuesday 11 January 2022

Separate Doors is coming to Derby Theatre with its national integrated ensemble of 13 actors with, and without, learning disabilities and neuro-diversities. 

Working on four new short plays by writers Elizabeth Kuti, Lydia Marchant, Sarah Middleton and Lou Ramsden the company will host workshops and invite theatre professionals, students, and makers to learn about our unique way of making theatre for everyone – the Silent Approach.

Silent Approach Workshop – Tuesday, 11 January 4pm – 5:15pm

Venue: Derby Theatre

Separate Doors' Artistic Director Ness Brooks, creator of the Silent Approach, will talk about the method, what it is and what it’s for, working with our national ensemble and including some practical rehearsal room exercises for all.

You will learn about:

Our non-verbal rehearsal room practice, The Silent Approach.

Why and how to work without words in a rehearsal room.

The landscape and history of integrated theatre (casts of actors with and without learning disabilities and neuro-diversities).

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for everyone aged 14 up and especially for:

- Theatre Leaders, commissioners, funders and strategists

Tickets are free but spaces are limited, please book in advance.

Free Performance

All attendees will also receive a free ticket for the performance at 1.45pm on Wednesday, 12 January. You must book your tickets for the performance here


We aim to be accessible and will adapt our practice as needed for all attending – do please let us know of your needs when booking your place. Please email s.allen@derby.ac.uk