Frantic Ignition

No fear. No holding back.

Are you male?
Aged 16-20?
Determined? Energetic?

Frantic Assembly will be returning to Corby to find this year’s Ignition Company. They are looking for the next generation of performers. Have you got what it takes?

Taster Workshops:

Thu 13 September 2018, The Core at Corby Cube

Try out Frantic Assembly’s fast, risk-taking, physical theatre.

Edinburgh Trials:

Tue 2 October 2018, The Core at Corby Cube

For a chance to join the Ignition 2018 Company.

You don’t need to prepare anything, just turn up, have fun and be yourself!

Ignition 2018 Company:

12 young men will be chosen from Trial Workshops to create and perform a show in one week in London. We want to bring together a dynamic group of young men from across the UK with different backgrounds, skills and stories.

No experience is necessary; we’re looking for young men who haven’t taken part in drama or dance before.

Travel, accommodation and food will be provided and any additional access needs will be available to participants.

No experience necessary!

By coming to a Trial, you will be able to get involved in a free weekend residency and further training with The Core at Corby Cube and Frantic Assembly.

To sign up visit or text your NAME + Ignition Corby to 07811 439 706.

For more information call 020 7841 3115 or email [email protected]


Alston Inspired: A New Dance Generation

The Core at Corby Cube and Royal & Derngate were delighted to be partner with Richard Alston Dance Company and Two Thirds Sky on the Alston Inspired project, bringing renowned dance artists and choreographers to Northamptonshire to work with young people.

This was a rare opportunity for those aged 14-19 to experience working with two internationally acclaimed dance companies in a free workshop that provided a valuable insight into their passion for technique and choreography.

The company selected talented young people to create a new work to be performed alongside the professional programme by Richard Alston Dance Company at Royal & Derngate in October 2017.


Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme

Manchester’s Royal Exchange and the West Yorkshire Playhouse hosted paid three-month placements as part of the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme in 2016, focusing on supporting people from underrepresented backgrounds.

In total, seven young directors were placed as part of the scheme.

The Core was proud to support artist Nikki Hammond in the scheme for its productions of A Christmas Carol and 12 Days Of Corby.

The scheme’s focus was redefined in 2014, to address the number of opportunities outside of London and to ensure a range of directors from different backgrounds were able to participate.

RTYDS artistic director Sue Emmas said the scheme created “pathways for talented directors from underrepresented backgrounds to build professional careers”.