Popular and Comic Performance (PCP) research centre
The Popular and Comic Performance (PCP) research centre brings together academics from a range of disciplines (e.g. Drama, Film, Social Anthropology, Philosophy). Our research investigates a real variety of related areas including: stand-up comedy; music hall and variety; 18th century popular theatre; melodrama; Greek Old and Middle comedy; community performance work; puppetry; TV and film production; and punk performance.
Linda Smith Lecture with Susan Calman
27 March 2017
Linda Smith Lecture Susan Calman Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury Tuesday 16 May 2017 Tickets: £6 We are delighted that the brilliant comedian Susan Calman has agreed to give the 2017 Linda Smith Lecture. Susan is known to Radio 4 listeners as a regular panellist on The News Quiz, and for her two series, Susan Calman is Convicted and Keep Calman Carry On. On television she has appeared on QI and in the sitcoms Fresh Meat and Dead Boss. She is also known...
VOICES OF THE GREAT WAR
3 March 2017
On 19th February 2017 at the Theatre Royal Brighton, the Threadbare Theatre Company, in association with Gateways to the First World War and Dr Helen Brooks, presented two short plays from iconic writers of the era: The Boy Comes Home by A.A.Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh) and The New Word byJ.M.Barrie (Peter Pan) which were written during one of the most troubling times our country has ever seen, a war that would change the face of the modern world. Click the links above to watch videos of the ...
Join 'Recovering First World War Theatre'
27 February 2017
An invitation to join Recovering First World War Theatre… A nationwide community project researching war plays written and performed during the Great War. Are you interested in the First World War? Do you like learning about theatrical and cultural history? Would you like to research long-lost plays? Are you looking to develop new skills? If so, then here is a chance to be part of an exciting research project run by Dr Helen Brooks, Gat...
Drama MA Taster Workshops
13 February 2017
Theatre Making | Stand Up Comedy | Physical Acting | Creative Producing | European Theatre See the campus, meet the staff, experience a taste of the work. Book your place by Thursday 2nd March here. For more course information see http://www.kent.ac.uk/arts/study/postgraduate.html or email F.Vass-Rhee@kent.ac.uk
School of Arts Success in Research Prizes
13 February 2017
Congratulations to Dr Mattias Frey and Professor Martin Hammer who have both been awarded Faculty of Humanities Research Prizes. The Prizes recognise exceptional achievements in research and are open to all research active staff and doctoral students at Kent. Prof. Martin Hammer has received the Faculty of Humanities Prize for Advanced Research and Dr Mattias Frey has been awarded the Faculty of Humanities Prize for Consolidator Research.