Ivy Review

No, not a review of the high end restaurant in the West End, but of a theatre at the low end of 84 Long Lane SE1, near the Southwark Playhouse. I have just been there to see a SPID Theatre production of Helena Thompson’s short but spooky play IVY. It is in the basement of a former warehouse and can be reached by descen... More

Workshop 6/12

Posts from our workshop assistants, Ben & Andrea Andrea: The Far Far Away group were in a state of high energy and excitement on Tuesday, as they began their warm-up before "The Down Below" radio play performance in front of family and friends.   Max and Nnenna set up all of the sound recording and P.A. ... More

Workshop 22/11

The young people at SPID achieved a lot in the workshop last Tuesday. We kicked off with a vocal warm up to prepare for recording the radio script and then split into two groups : the Foley sounds group and the actors group. Max led the Foley sounds group in the kitchen where they created very good quality sound effects ... More

Reimagining Goldfinger Ambassadors

My name is Moniqué Louise Morgan and I was chosen to be a project ambassador. I was extremely shocked but honoured to be chosen because I sometimes get quite nervous in some situations and I am hoping upon taking my new role, I gain confidence. I would like to make it big one day as an actress and during this project ... More

Workshop 15/11

At Tuesday night’s session at Spid Theatre the workshop was led by Jack, assisted by Andrea and Ben. The budding actors were divided into two groups. One group were the actors and the other group was  foley team (sound effects to you and me). With Jack leading the foley group, an array of brilliant sound effects ... More

Workshop 8/11

On Tuesday afternoon, Max got the Far Far Away workshop off to a fun start with the ball and name game :  you throw a ball to someone in the group, but you have to say their name first - it's a good way for people to get to know each other.  Then Max explained to us all how, when we make a radio play, we create the sound ... More

Workshop 2/11

The young actors this Tuesday were introduced to how to record a radio play. The start of the session involved a couple of ice -breakers and warm ups that involved “The sun shines on me”. Which gave our young actors inspiration and energy for the rest of the workshop. Beforehand, Max, our facilitator who led the ... More

Workshop 18/10

Voice actor and radio producer Jack led this week’s workshop. Jack and Abi devised a word game, which involved saying a sentence with various emotions.  The exercise involved every one sitting round the table and being split into two groups.  One group was A and the other group was B. Each person from each group had to ... More

Workshop 11/10

This week saw the second part of our fascinating workshops with voice actor and radio producer Jack. In last week’s session, Jack took us through lots of top tips on how to use a mic and showed us examples of different genres of radio programs and a video of a working recording studio to give the Far Far Away voice ... More