David King‘s Pop Up Theatre is back at the Etcetera on the 20th of February 2019, raising funds for Neurosciences, with Sweeties. This is the 6th time a selection of monologues and shorts will be performed by a group of talented professional actors sharing and creating fantastic stories promoting new writing, often their own. Shorts up to 10 mins, monologues 2-5 mins. Total run time approx 60 minutes.
David King is an actor living in London (UK). David is an AVM survivor after suffering a brain haemorrhage in October 2014 and the discovery of a congenital AVM. Acting has played a major part in his recovery and so has the gym! Before Acting, David worked in industry – his earlier career, with American Express in the United Kingdom, where he was one of the first people to design and produce training materials by internal email for their employees in Central and Eastern Europe. David then went on to grow meetings and events for international luxury hotel chains. David has combined his corporate training experience and knowledge with his actors training and experience to share his skills in workshops, blogging, coaching, and public speaking while he continues to build his acting career.
In 2018 David recieved 2 monimations for best actor in the short film in A Pinprick Of Light which also won a multitude of awards globally for best drama.
Actor David King’s Pop-Up Theatre is back at the Etcetera Theatre Camden with bite sized pieces of drama.
David gives actors the opportunity to perform in a theatre and in return money is raised from ticket sales for The Neurosciences Research Foundation, a charity based at St Georges Hospital, that is close to David’s heart (or head) after suffering a brain hemorrhage in October 2014 and the discovery congenital AVM in his brain.
Sweeties #5 Summer Fundraiser 2018
Wednesday 13 June 2018 7pm
Sunday 26 November 2017
11.00am – 1.30pm
Do you want Casting Directors, Producters and Directors to sit up and take notice when you walk into the audtion room?
This unique audition workshop explores your approach to auditioning. You do not need to prepare anything. You will not be looking at scripts or texts as you will be exploring your mindset and your thinking – your approach to auditioning.
The workshop will explore
– Making a change happen in the sudition room
– Making new things occur
– New things that occur naturally
– Knowing the change you seek
– Can I send an email instead?
– Finding a way to alleviate fear
– Filling a hole
– Freedom in chains
I attended your workshop to workshop a workshop! at the Camden People’s Theatre in August.
After taking a year out your workshop was really my first step back into finding my path again.
The material was extremely unique and I believe this was down to your personal experiences.
Your approach filled me with confidence that I thought was gone and made me see it all with a positive new outlook. I have been taking the time to approach new training and figuring out my confidence again.
I found that even in my daily life (as I’m an anxious person) your simple outlook ‘ I’m just here to make change happen’ has elevated me into believing I can achieve what I set out to.
I really want to thank you for the workshop and I hope you go out and share it with all. The personal element of the workshop I believe to me is what made it so unique.
I have since secured my first role back in a commercial film for helping teens into higher education. I fully thank your technique for securing this role!.
Thank you once again for a wonderful workshop.
All the best,
David King is an actor living in London (UK). David is an AVM survivor after suffering a brain haemorrhage in October 2014 and the discovery of a congenital AVM. Acting has played a major part in his recovery and so has the gym! Before Acting, David worked in industry – with American Express in the United Kingdom and was one of the first people to design and produce training by internal email for their employees in Central and Eastern Europe. David then went on to grow meetings and events for international luxury hotel chains. David has combined his corporate background with his actors training to develop and share skills in workshops, coaching, and public speaking while he continues to build his acting career.
Who is the workshop for?
Anyone who wants to make changes happen and build their confidence at auditions, at home, in the office or while you’re out and about socialising.
Your Workshop Leader
David King is an actor and an AVM survivor after suffering a brain haemorrhage in October 2014. Acting has played a major part in his recovery and so has the gym! Before acting, David worked with American Express in the United Kingdom, where he was one of the first people to design and produce internal online training by email for their employees in Central and Eastern Europe. David then went on to develop meeting and event sales for international luxury hotel chains. David has now combined his corporate training and development experience with his actors training to share his skills and knowledge in this unique workshop.
How to book your place?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your email and contact telephone number and we will get back to you within 24 hours with a confirmation.
If you have any questions or would like to book this workshop for your organisation at your office or at a venue of your choice contact Pop-Up Theatre at email@example.com
This is an extract from Jon Campbells inspiring blog.
….For now, though, this is all about congratulations. And I guess I’d finally better get to the point eh? The photographs above. To the left, Vivien Monory. To the right, David King. Please don’t confuse them. Recently…
Pop-Up Theatre presents Tennessee Williams controversial one act play 27 Wagons Full of Cotton. A stellar cast of rising talent brings the themes of his play alive – the disintegration of Southern values and the brutal seduction of a fragile childlike woman. It is from this play that Tennessee Williams developed the script into the movie Baby Doll.
Jake Meighan David King
Flora Meighan Gabrielle Nellis-Pain
Silva Vicarro Mark Stanway
Run time 60 minutes approx.
Above the Oxford Arms
265 Camden High Street
London NW1 7BU
This performance has been rescheduled to Autumn 2017 details coming soon.
Pop-Up Theatre is back at the Etcetera Theatre Camden with bite sized pieces of drama in Sweeties #2 – Monologues and scenes, classics and originals, brought to you by a group of talented actors creating and sharing fantastic stories for an appreciative audience and invited industry guests
All welcome. Scenes 5-8 mins. Monologues 2-5 mins.
Actor David King’s fledgling theatre company Pop-Up Theatre has launched a fundraising initiative called #sharethedrama to fund approximately 15 hours of theatre rental for 2017.
David put together Pop-Up Theatre last year to help with his recovery from a brain haemorrhage and the discovery of a brain AVM – full story on Indegogo and at the Huffington Post.
David says with contributions and donations Pop-Up Theatre will be able to book and pay for approximately 15 hours theatre rental for performances, rehearsals and workshops and collaborate with other theatre companies empowering actors and community.
Planned so far for 2017 are Sweeties#2 March 17th 2017 announced, and Tennessee Williams 27 Wagons of Cotton in June dates TBC as well as a collaboration and support for Jude Alderson’s Amazonia Musical Theatre for The Camden Fringe August 2017.
Building on from the success of Acting Exercise at this year’s Camden Fringe2 0126, Actor David King’s Pop Up Theatre Company is putting on an evening of Sweeties – a selection of monologues and shorts scenes.
David says ”…one thing that is missing from an actors training is the oppotunity to perform. I hope that the actors who are performing in Sweeties will be inspired to go out and create their own performances and opportunities.
Sweeties Monday 28 November 2016 at the Etcetera Theatre. Camden at 7.30pm.
A teaser/trailer from Corpsing, four one act plays, by Peter Barnes. Acting Exercise opens with Rowan, an Actor (David King), delivering a soliloquy in a rehearsal room. From the shadows emerges a distraught husband, Mr Willet, (Joe Staton) demanding the actor give him back his wife. With a superlative performance, Rowan convinces the husband he is mistaken. The question is, will Willet be fooled?
In Steven Pressfield’s , new book on writing, Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t , Steven tells us that great scripts have an “All is Lost Moment” – the protagonist’s darkest hour. These moments are followed, by a way out.
For me, my “All is Lost Moment” happened in October 2014. I was admitted to hospital with a serious neurological condition – a brain haemorrhage, and the discovery of a congenital AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation).
After a several months in hospital I began my journey of recovery.
Acting really has been my way out.
Acting has helped me with the rebuilding of my executive functioning skills and given me a focus for life.
One of the first things I did was to take Barbara Oaley’s MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Learning How to learn which give me access to invaluable learning techniques and tools. Using the approaches I had learned I was able to pick up a script and began to read and learn lines again.
To get my performance confidence back I took RADA’s over 24’s Contemporary Scene Study course and progressed to their level 3 Acting course.
I also did workshops and an intensive advanced acting course with Jon Campbell where I worked on a script by Peter Barnes , Acting Exercise, which I am now taking to the Camden Fringe.
I am now focusing on rebuilding my career as a film actor I am in pre production for Seagull with White Space Film Productions
My first public performance after my Brain Injury will be at the Camden Fringe 2016. 8th and 9th of August at the Ecetera Theatre Camden @ 14.30pm. Tickets from the Camden Fringe Website.
Any profits from ticket sales will go to the Brain and Spinal Research Fund via Mr Francis Johnston. Consultant Neurosurgeon, at St Georges Hospital. Tooting. London.