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Summer Course
Strawberries in January 2014 (c John Saunders)
For anyone over 18yrs wishing to perfect their acting skills, this five day course will explore voice, scene work, character development, movement and improvisation leading to an informal showing of work in progress on the final afternoon. This is an introduction to the types of work undertaken in vocational training. There will be an opportunity to audition for the Cygnet Company to anyone interested. 

Monday 4th August – Friday 8th August
Cost; £325 (If paid by July 1st £295)


Two day short course
The week-end offers 4 workshop sessions exploring key approaches to voice work, movement, improvisation and characterisation applied to text.Each day will be a self-contained sequence of work, balancing learning with practical exploration and application allowing you to join for a day or for the full week-end.

20 & 21 September      18 & 19 October      15 & 16 November
Cost: £60 1 day / £90 full weekend


What participants say:


“I really did enjoy Sunday, it was a very dynamic and constructive workshop.” Sheena Galpin, One Day Presentation Skills Course June 2014

“It was thoroughly enjoyable and at a very professional level…It was really lovely how the course could provide high standard training, yet in an non intimidating way…the whole theatre team were very welcoming and made you feel at home..The short course gave me excellent insight into theatre and training. The combination of the two different teachers/trainers each day was really engaging and allowed us to be awakened to a variety of different ways one can approach performance. I would say that I have definitely gained in confidence over the weekend and the course really strengthened my love for acting and performance. I also gained excellent and genuine advice from the trainers, which enabled me to leave the course feeling like I could go on and further my training, using my new found knowledge.

I would definitely recommend the short course to another person.”

Natalie Ling, 2 day short course attendant, March 2014

“I feel more confident about engaging with an audience…I would definitely recommend the course to others…It was great weekend. Thank you!”

Claire Goldstraw, 2 day short course attendant, March 2014

“I gained more confidence within my self as the day’s pogressed.  I let go of my inhibitions”  2 Day Course October 2013

“The course is very professional and the quality of the teaching is excellent. I have learnt an enormous amount in just one week and I now feel I have a fighting chance in my upcoming auditions. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to vastly improve their acting skills.”  Short Course

“The course has definitely given me the tools I need to change.  I have gained a greater understanding of myself and acting”  Summer Course 2013

“I have gained a lot of confidence and different ways to explore the texts.”   Summer Course 2013

“I have definitely found new insights.  I expected the course to be a challenge on many levels, and it has been!  The course has helped me gain confidence and I feel I have improved my acting.”   Summer Course 2013


“I have gained greater confidence in myself as a performer and a number of insights to take back to the classroom.“  Summer Course 2013

To book your place please contact email:  / phone: 01392 277189