ReBels Advanced (aged 18+)

Weekly Intensives & Guest Workshops

Are you interested in levelling up your skills, learning from industry experts and networking with other creatives? Then sign up for ReBels Advanced classes! Expand your skills and learn all sorts of artforms from clowning, to Physical theatre to stand up comedy. 

Spring 2024

Bad Sex Writing with Laura Horton

February 26th 2024 - March 25th 2024

Mondays 7:30pm - 9:00pm

In 2022 Laura held the first ever Bad Sex Writing workshop in the basement of the Fortescue Pub, what ensued was a hilarious evening of deliberately badly written erotic fiction. Laura has since presented workshops and events at the Barbican Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre.

Tongue in cheek, comedy romance writing inspired by ‘My Dad wrote a Porno’. Find ways in to writing viscerally about intimacy and write comically about sex. The search is on for the best worst sex writers in the South West.  

Join Laura Horton to create engaging, funny and accessible writing about sex. Just remember it needs to be comically bad but always consensual!

“Even though these events are spaces for humour, I’ve had a lot of people open up after workshops, making me realise how messy everyone’s romantic lives are. Ultimately, this sort of camaraderie makes sex less intimidating – and makes us all feel less alone.” LAURA HORTON, VOGUE

Read the full Vogue article here:


Finding Your Creative Body with Lauren Pomfret

February 21st 2024 - March 20th 2024

Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00pm

A series of classes focusing on contemporary dance techniques which is accessible to all. You know your body the best! We will explore different classic contemporary dance exercises and ideas but in a way which allows you to explore your own body with no restrictions and the freedom to move how you wish. We will use sounds and words to guide our bodies to free them of tension, stress and will leave a smile on your face.

Lauren is a freelance Creative Art practitioner and Dancer based in the South West, where she has lived all her life surrounded by the sea and countryside. Completing a BA (Hons) Dance Theatre degree at Plymouth University in 2016, focusing on Community engagement and inclusive practice, as well inclusive dance practice, Lauren also teaches contemporary, Street and Musical Theatre for Dance groups in the South Hams and has a history of community lead performances with the Barbican Theatre and Far Flung. Lauren would like to focus on bringing adult inclusive technique class to Plymouth to allow over 18s to carry on moving and improve their wellbeing and mind health by moving their bodies.

Mondays from 8th January - 5th February  @ Barbican Theatre. £6 per session / £30 block booking
Mondays from 26th February - 25th March inclusive @ Barbican Theatre. £6 per session / £30 block booking
Wednesdays 10th January - 7th February inclusive @ Barbican Theatre. £6 per session / £30 block booking
Wednesdays from 21st February - 20th March inclusive @ Barbican Theatre. £6 per session / £30 block booking
During the Autumn 2023 term we're offering our Advanced ReBels (ages 18+) a programme of opportunities that include weekly advanced intensives (£6 each sessions, block book for £30, or included in your full term £50 membership) networking and social spaces, use of our creative spaces for your own ideas and mentorship. 
Full membership: £50
Attend all weekly intensives (worth a total of £120) plus receive pro mentorship, access to use of our spaces including hot desking and studio space. There are also social, performance and mixing opportunities and discounted / free tickets for performances. BOOK FULL MEMBERSHIP.
Weekly Intensive Block Booking £30
Each term we run 4 sets of 5 week long advanced intensives. To block book one set costs £30 (click on each for info/book a place)
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Pay as you go £6
If you can't commit for the entire term you can pay as you go for each weekly intensive session (click on each for info/book a place)
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