Drama

Get on stage, wow an audience or step behind the scenes in our inclusive drama workshops.

Explore performance skills such as acting, devising and improvisation.

Whether you want to get on stage or get involved with behind the scenes activities like costume and set making, there’s something for everyone in the Freewheelers drama workshops.

Our rehearsal process is unique and holistic, it constantly evolves and is shaped by the interests and ambitions of members. This approach leads to an ensemble that is full of confidence, creativity, commitment and trust.

We regularly invite guest practitioners into our workshops to share their expertise. Past collaborators include Blind Summit founder and puppetry expert, Nick Barnes and National Poet Laureate of Scotland and playwright, Jackie Kay. 

We work towards final productions which we share at community venues and theatres locally in Surrey and across the UK.

Previous shows have toured to theatres such as Watford Palace Theatre and the National Theatre.

Brandon McGuire

DRAMA TUTOR AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Following an MA from The Royal College of Art I started my career in lighting design, working on projects for clients, including Alan Aybourne and Elton John. A lifelong passion for theatre resulted in directing for various companies and realising that inclusive theatre was the most exciting space to work in, this is now my main focus. I have been working with Freewheelers for 14 years.

I passionately believe that access to the arts can give everyone a sense of their place in the world,  that we should hear many voices and stories and that there are no barriers in our imagination.  At Freewheelers we work across all art forms to find a combined language that is accessible to all participants and audiences alike. Together we have a great time, we laugh, we’re highly creative and there is huge generosity in every workshop and rehearsal room we share. I am constantly amazed by the support within the group, and I believe our time together changes us all for the better.

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Step into Freewheelers spotlight at our Drama Workshops