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FREE Online Theatre Workshops – come and explore cabaret with BPT




Come to a series of three BPT workshops in collaboration with Brighton Festival.

Step into the world of songwriting. Join us for drama-based workshops, where we’ll explore songwriting and lyric writing through games and play.
We’ll look at protest songs and social singing. We’ll learn about the style and origins of cabaret and you’ll get the chance to learn how cabaret music is made, working with a musical composer and a singer.

Come and express yourselves and your feelings about what’s going on in the world through lyrics, songs, and music.

Material made in the workshops will contribute to a production, The People’s Cabaret, that may come back to Brighton Festival in May 2022.

In Brighton Festival 2021 there will be a work in progress sharing of The People’s Cabaret.

We have a limited number of free tickets for workshop attendees.

DATES/TIMES: The workshops are connected; sign up for all three :

  • Saturday 8 May: 10 -11.30 am
  • Saturday 8 May: 2 – 3.30 pm
  • Wednesday 12 May: 7 – 8.30 pm

VENUE: ONLINE (we will send you a Zoom link once you have booked)


Priority for places will be given to those from the following communities:

  • North – Moulsecoomb & Bevendean, Hollingdean, Hollingbury, Coldean
  • Central – Tarner, Phoenix Estate, Pankhurst Rd area & Eastern Road area
  • East – Whitehawk, East Brighton, Bristol Estate, Craven Vale & Woodingdean
  • West – Hangleton & Knoll, Portslade & Portland Road
  • Council or social housing across Brighton & Hove

About the workshop facilitator:

Tanushka Marah works as a freelance director and movement coach and has directed many plays including Dracula, Beauty and the Beast, Macbeth, and Animal Farm. She currently runs one of BPT’s weekly workshops and also runs a youth theatre company WYActors who have previously won The Outstanding Theatre Award at Brighton Fringe 2017

About the artists:

Luke Styles is a published and award-winning composer, he writes operas and new music for international and British orchestras.

Jessica Walker is a professional cabaret artist and opera singer. She also creates new pieces of performance. She has performed across the world and her last three writer/ performance projects were the New York Times Critic’s Pick at the Brits off Broadway Festival, New York.

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