Rose Bruford College

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In 1950, Rose Bruford – a trained actress and verse and speech teacher who taught at the Royal Academy of Music – founded a unique drama school that unified theatre practice and drama education into one curriculum. She aimed to train actors who could teach and teachers who could act. Her college, dedicated at first to the training of drama teachers, officially opened on July 6, 1951 as The Rose Bruford Training College for Speech and Drama. The acting work then, as now, was based on the theories and principles of Konstantin Stanislavski.

Rose was part of a pioneering British post-war movement that saw theatre training as more than an elite, privileged activity. Her school, and its famous Theatre Arts programme, produced practitioners with an informed view of their responsibilities as communicators and educators. Graduates were teachers and theatre workers who were fluent in the theory and practice of theatre making. In 1976, the College created and began offering the first UK Honours Degree in professional acting and theatre practice.

Rose Bruford was interested in the community of theatre and the role of the theatre in the life of the community. She and every Principal to succeed her have led an institution that has produced graduates who have made significant contributions to the development of theatre production and practice and theatre education worldwide. Today, the international scope of the College is significant.

While much has changed at the College since its founding, especially with the addition of more BA and MA programmes and professional programmes in performance and technical arts, Rose Bruford’s pioneering philosophy and vision are still at the heart of its mission. Students from different walks of life study at our campus in Sidcup or by distance learning in other parts of the world. At undergraduate level, our programmes provide specialist pathways into the creative industries alongside opportunities to study particular styles and genres of theatre practice. Our postgraduate students are developing and extending their knowledge into advanced areas of theatre, theory and performance, and the postgraduate programmes we offer provide platforms for research and innovative theatre making.


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Hitesh Garach
2019, The Corn is Green, The Squire / Old Tom
Rose Bruford College
Amal El-hawrani
2019, The Corn Is Green, Morgan Evans
Rose Bruford College
Jude Benning
Jude Benning
Actor
2019, The Corn is Green, Miss Ronberry
Rose Bruford College
Lisa Harbron
Lisa Harbron
Actor
2019, The Burial at Thebes, Antigone
Rose Bruford College
Georgia Carnaby
2019, The Black and White, Second Woman
The Barn Theatre
Molly Walker
Molly Walker
Actor
2019, Teddy, Josie
Barn theatre
Liam Daly
Liam Daly
AV Technician
2019, Symposium 2019, Realtime Display Design/Creation
Rose Bruford College Campus
Géraldine Chevalley
2019, Strawberries in January, Sophie
Miles Martin
Miles Martin
Actor
2019, SShhhuugar!, Sugar Addicted Ghost, Capital, Worker 2, Protester, Bride
Yasmin Brook
Yasmin Brook
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Showcase 2019, Assistant Stage Manager
Rose Bruford College
Lucy Hilton
Lucy Hilton
Actor
2019, Scene Study- Travesty, Ben
Summerhall Edinburgh
Felix Kröger
Felix Kröger
Stage Manager
2019, Rose Bruford's Actors Showcase, Company Stage Manager on the book
Arts Theatre, London
Clare Noy
Clare Noy
Actor
2019, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence
Rose Bruford College
Rebecca Lyons
2019, Romeo and Juliet, Nurse/Gregory
Rose Theatre
Daniele Antonini
2019, Romeo and Juliet, Capulet
Rose Bruford College
Molly Walker
Molly Walker
Actor
2019, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo
Rose Theatre
Hazel Young
Hazel Young
Actor
2019, Richard the Third, Lady Anne
Miles Martin
Miles Martin
Actor
2019, Punk Rock, Nicholas
Eva Tritschler
2019, Prince of Pericles, Leonine/Gower
Patrick MacDonald
2019, Presentation Evening, Mozart - Amadeus
Rose Bruford College

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Alternative Company Names

Bruford, RBC production, Rosde Bruford School of speech and drama, Rose Bruford, Rose Bruford Actors, Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Perfromance, Rose Bruford College/Paines Plough, Rose Bruford Productions, Rose Bruford Summer School, Rose Bruford Theatre, Rose Burford College