The MA in Physical Theatre (International Ensemble) is a unique opportunity for practitioners, actors, directors and graduates to learn to create visual physical theatre as well as to form their own companies.

Theatre is about stories. When the story is told well it grasps our imagination. By twists and turns, sudden surprises, moments of joy, beauty or horror, we discover other worlds. It gives us pleasure and pain at the same time. The story stays with us…

The course teaches theatre in the European tradition (French/Italian) established by Copeau, Lecoq, Gaulier, Pagneux, Fo, Brook and Theatre de Complicité.

With roots in Commedia Dell’Arte and other traditions of popular theatre, this mode is a theatre of storytelling, stories drawn from and shared by the community to whom they are performed. With a focus on physicality, expression, images and illusion, it is populist, humanist and anti-elitist.

The course is led by Kasia Zaremba-Byrne. Two international companies are connected with this degree - New International Encounter and Complicité, with members frequently teaching throughout the year.

Why this course is different

MAPT is a unique course that works very closely with world class experts in the field,while preparing you to create new, original work alongside other artists.