STR Lecture Series 2015-2016 // ‘Fighting Talk — The Secrets of Stage Combat Revealed’

The first talk of the 2015-16 Society for Theatre Research annual lecture series takes place tomorrowTuesday 13 October at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH

TERRY KING will present ‘Fighting Talk – The Secrets Of Stage Combat Revealed’

Live theatre relies on the skill and creativity of the fight director to choreograph scenes of violence and to train actors in the safe execution of physical combat. This talk, given by one of Britain’s pre-eminent practitioners, offers an opportunity to hear about how stage fights are put together, to participate in some simple demonstrations, to ask questions or just observe.

Terry King has worked as a Fight Director at all the major theatre companies in Britain with extensive credits for productions with the RSC and National Theatre. Tackling everything from the classical repertoire to soap opera, he has worked on numerous operas and West End musicals and in film and television.

The event is free and open to all.

For those who cannot attend in person, please feel free to join in online via our live streaming link: