Southam College pupils learn from acting entrepreneurs

Pupils at Southam College were able to experience contemporary theatre up close as a nationwide tour of free performances run by two student entrepreneurs visited the school.

Daniel Middlewood and Conor Lowson of Overcoming Theatre, who took their Big Theatre tour to Southam College.
Daniel Middlewood and Conor Lowson of Overcoming Theatre, who took their Big Theatre tour to Southam College.

Newcastle 20-year-olds Daniel Middlewood and Conor Lowson set up Overcoming Theatre after receiving a £25,000 Government start-up loan - and are now travelling the country with their Big Theatre Campaign to bring 100 ‘flash mobs’ - condensed stories expressed through drama - to audiences over 50 days.

Conor said: “We want to break down some of the stigma attached to contemporary theatre and give everyone a chance to experience it. Our workshops equip actors with tools and techniques to develop their acting skills, making them more employable.”