There is an upcoming opportunity for BADC accredited “stage combat” training happening in August courtesy of Kiel O’Shea (and in association with the DMU).
Over the course of a week you’ll receive instruction in a variety of stage combat techniques and receive a qualification with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC).
“His training is really great; I have so much fun and I don’t know of anything else like it available in Leicester (or maybe the East Midlands?).”
– Kelly McCormack
Kiel is a qualified Stage Combat instructor with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat, who runs accredited courses throughout the UK for adults and young people.
He achieved a 1st Class Honours at University before completing a Masters in Acting, and it was during his actor training that he began formal stage combat training. Kiel is the Stage Combat instructor at Bath Spa University and Arts Educational Schools, London.
Alongside teaching, Kiel works as a fight director / co-ordinator for stage and screen, and performs fights for historic sites including the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Dover Castle. Kiel specialises in historic martial combat in performance and is one half of Duellorum: Scholars of Combat.
The details are in the process of being confirmed but the following dates (and price) have been penciled in below:
Dates: August 16th-21st / 23rd & 24th (tbc)
Price: £270 (exam fee included)
If you’re interested Kiel can be contacted directly through the following methods: