College of Arts lecturer to take part in National Theatre panel

Issued: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:46:00 BST

College of Arts lecturer Simon Murray is to take part in a National Theatre panel.

The Theatre Studies lecturer will talk on the subject of "The influence of Jacques Lecoq on UK theatre". His co-panellists will be Coventry University's Professor Mark Evans, choreographer and movement director Leah Hausman and actor Toby Jones.  The event on 6 November will be chaired by Clare Brennan, theatre critic for The Observer

The National Theatre (London, South Bank) holds a series of talks and panel sessions throughout the year where significant figures from the world of theatre are invited to speak to audiences.

Jacques Lecoq established a theatre school in Paris in 1957. He died in 1999, but the School continues to this day. Lecoq was one of the major figures of Western theatre in the second half of the 20th century, known especially for his teaching of movement, play, improvisation, masks, language, comedy, and tragedy. This event explores this legacy with an overview and analysis of Lecoq's life, work and philosophy of theatre, and looks at Lecoq’s influence on prominent performers and directors currently working in contemporary theatre in the UK.