RAFTA Course 2018 – Stage Fighting

Are you sick of directors telling you to just “let them slap you, it’s just once a night…”? Are you worried that every time you do a show featuring physical violence, you will either hurt someone or else deliver such a clown-like affair that you may as well be starring in a 1920’s silent movie? If these thoughts apply to you, then perhaps you would benefit from some proper bona-fide training in stage-fighting!

RAFTA’s first course of 2018 will be a weekend of stage fighting. The course will provide a taster in both unarmed and armed combat under the tutelage of Tom Jordan, an Associate Practitioner of Stage Combat for the Royal Shakespeare Company. As with all RAFTA Courses, the course is open to both RAFTA Members and non-members who are part of a RAFTA member club.


When? Saturday & Sunday 24-25 Mar 18.

Where? Corsham (Services Cotswold Centre, Neston, CORSHAM, Wilts, SN13 9TU).

How many places? 24.

How much does it cost? £25 per head for RAFTA members; £30 per head for non-members (plus approx £10 per head for self-catering accommodation, the exact accommodation bill will depend on the final attendee numbers).

How do I get a place on the course? Send an email, by 26 Feb 18, to Daryl Bennett (info@rafta.co.uk) with ‘RAFTA Stage Fighting 2018’ in the title. Let Daryl know your name, whether you are a RAFTA Member, and the dates you will require accommodation (Fri 23 Mar / Fri 23 Mar & Sat 24 Mar / No accommodation required).

When will I know if I have a place on the course? Daryl will confirm all places by 4 Feb 18 (as well as letting people know if they are on the reserve list for the course).

How do I pay for the course? If you are lucky enough to get a place on the course, Daryl will be able to confirm your full bill based on your course fee and accommodation charge. Daryl will let you know when payment is required. Payment methods:

  • Cheque payable to ‘RAFTA’.
  • BACS transfer (online banking) to Sort Code 16-19-26 | Account No: 10712092 | Account Name: RAFTA using reference “Cse18-FIGHT-XXXXXXX” where “XXXXXXX” is (up to) the first 7 letters of your surname.

I want to know more about the course… Watch this space! Daryl will be releasing further details by email to individual and club members.