Artistic Director and Founder

Welcome to our new website,

which is hopefully filled with

everything you need to know about

our amazing theatre company.

 

Please take your time browsing and enjoy discovering what we have to offer. I would like to thank all our supporters and sponsors, our committee and patrons. We share a passion for celebrating art and creativity in the community, enriching our lives and hopefully those of every person that joins us and help us along the way; doing the very best we can whilst having fun.

 

 

My life was changed for the better when I first encountered the brave new world of inclusive theatre. If Total Ensemble can provide the same experience for others then what a bonus! I really believe performance and inclusion are inseparable if the human story is to be presented in the theatre, or any medium for that matter,with integrity. It can be created and told by all types of humans, working together; TOTAL ENSEMBLE.

 

Rebecca Chapman

Founder and Artistic Director

Total Ensemble Theatre Company

 

Qualifications

 

  • Diploma - Professional Acting         Bristol Old Vic Theatre School accredited by University of the West of England (Bristol) Winner: best comedy actress –   Peter Ackerman Comedy Award

 

  • BA HONS Performance Arts – Middlesex University                           Major – contemporary dance

 

 

Acting

 

  • King Lear in New York – Hostry Festival 2016
  • Spindrift – Norfolk & Norwich Festival and The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth
  • Alice on the Underground - Birmingham Rep & Queens Theatre, Hornchurch
  • High Society - No. 1 tour
  • Let’s Do It - Chichester Festival Theatre
  • Summer in the City - UK tour
  • Sweet Charity - Battersea Arts Centre
  • Aladdin - White Rock Theatre, Hastings
  • Dangerous Nights - Jermyn Street Theatre, Piccadilly
  • A Swinging Affair - Kings Head Theatre, Islington
  • Beethoven’s Tenth - Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden
  • Luxuriating Anonymous - the Man in the Moon, Kings Road & the Latchmere Theatre
  • Newsrevue (the world’s longest running live comedy show!) - The Canal Cafe Theatre, Little Venice & Edinburgh Festival
  • The Sketch - Camden Studio Theatre
  • Let’s Do (Late) Lunch - Edinburgh Festival
  • Grease - Theatre y werin - Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

 

Work for Chickenshed

 

ACTING:

  • Blood Wedding
  • Love of Seven Dolls
  • The Nutcracker
  • The Night Before Christmas
  • Alice on the Underground
  • Peter Pan, Killing Me Softly
  • Alice in Wonderland

 

 

DIRECTING TEAM:

  • Brer Rabbit – Children’s Show
  • Our Country’s Good – BTEC
  • Upon The Stones – BTEC
  • Inclusive Outreach Support Team – Inclusive Drama Workshops – projects ranging from Islington to Fife in Scotland
  • Inclusive Childrens Theatre Support Team – Devising and delivering theatre workshops for 7-11yrs
  • Inclusive Youth Theatre Support Team – Devising and directing youth theatre workshops and performance projects
  • Artistic Team – Corporate Learning and Experience – planning and delivery of corporate team building days – clients including BT and the Metropolitan Police.
  • Inclusive Support Coordinator – Responsible for the setting up and running of a team and system to support BTEC students during their 2 year (level 3) performing arts course.
  • Inclusive BTEC (level 3) Performing Arts Tutor – Acting, Voice, Contemporary Theatre, Physical Theatre, Performance Workshop, Performing Arts Business

 

 

 

TV

 

  • Dream Team, Sky
  • The Bill, ITV
  • A Crowd in the Country, HTV
  • The House of Eliott, BBC 1
  • Screen Two, BBC  2

 

 

Film:

 

  • Briefcase, Palamino films

 

 

Freelance Work in Norwich

 

Regular freelance work/project partners include  ​PBSK, Hostry Festival, Theatre Royal, City College Norwich, Norwich School and the Garage.

 

 

 

 

For more information get in touch via our contact page or email us at enquiries@totalensemble.org

 

REBECCA CHAPMAN

Founder, Artistic Director

Total Ensemble Theatre Company

rebecca@totalensemble.org

+44 (0) 7966 525 003

 

 

STASH KIRKBRIDE

Co-founder and Artistic Director of the

Hostry Festival and the PBSK Partnership

stashkirkbride@hostryfestival.org

+44 (0) 7930 638 017