Visiting London theatre today

Course Dates: 15/01/19 - 02/04/19
Time: 19:40 - 21:40
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Jenny Baynes

See a play every other week, mostly off West End and fringe theatre. Explore the playwright's work beforehand and analyse and discuss the production afterwards. Fee includes contribution towards theatre tickets. The first session is at City Lit. If you miss this session please contact Humanities on 020 7492 2652. Visits on 22/1, 5/2, 26/2, 12/3, and 26/3. No class 19/2.

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  • Visiting London theatre today

Visiting London theatre today

  • Visiting London theatre today

What is the course about?

Appreciating and enjoying a variety of plays, theatres and directorial styles.

Please note that the theatre tickets for this course are purchased for the students before the course and it is not possible to recover the cost, so this course is not covered by the City Lit's transfer policy.

What will we cover?

You will go to the theatre every other week. There will be five theatre visits in the term.
The plays and players chosen will, in turn, be introduced, and then seen, discussed and analysed. We will discuss the writer, director, the actors, the scripts and any other material contributors.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Discuss a play with confidence.
- Discover new playwrights and spaces.
- Show appreciation of the page to stage process.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You will need an enthusiasm for reading and discussing a range of texts in large and small groups. You will be willing and able to do some reading and preparation outside the class. You will be interested in listening to, and learning from, the responses of other students to the work discussed. You will have a commitment to developing your analytical skills.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

A combination of pair work, group work, question and answer, discussion, reading and considering presented material.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You may be asked to contribute additional money towards the cost of the tickets as it is not possible to assess the costs so far in advance of the course.
You may like to purchase your own copy of the plays read and collect material about the playwrights and copies of reviews as well as theatre programmes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please see all literature courses under Humanities in the prospectus and under History, Culture and Writing on the web at

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


This course has now started

Course Code: HLT21

Full Tue, eve, 15 Jan - 02 Apr '19

Duration: 11 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £319.00
Senior fee: £319.00
Concession: £213.00

Call us to check if you can still join the course 020 7492 2652 (depart num)

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.