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Stage Combat Workshop Mark Ruddick Wells Cathedral Independent School Somerset WCS

Stage Combat Workshop With Mark Ruddick

Approximately 56 pupils studying GCSE and A level Drama and Theatre Studies were treated to an action-packed and inspirational Stage Combat workshop from Squire Theatre’s Mark Ruddick.

Mark is a hugely experienced stage combat professional who has choreographed fight sequences for the films Captain America and War Horse, as well as for the recent Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon. After beginning the session by learning how to safely execute hand-to-hand combat techniques such as the ‘parrot punch’, chokeholds and roundhouses, the excited group then moved on to swordplay!

Although the skills learned were invaluable and provided fascinating insight into the industry and creative processes, the group benefited even more from the human skills developed such as communication, collaboration and confidence.

His Majesty King Charles III retains Patronage of Wells Cathedral School
We are delighted that His Majesty King Charles III will remain the Patron of Wells Cathedral School.

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