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Acting…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...................... Screen.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Writing……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Shakespeare…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Voice………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Recorded Voice………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Physical………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Casting……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Musical…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Career…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Sony……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Open Courses: Non-Member Workshops……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Tristan Bates Theatre………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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When browsing this brochure, please note that workshops are listed in calendar format on pages 5 – 9 and then listed alphabetically under each genre. We are thrilled to announce that The Actors Centre has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Sony. Sony's sponsorship provides the Actors Centre with state of the art camera equipment, to both enhance our screen workshops, and provide an affordable option for our members to hire cameras in order to start creating their own work.

Co-Working Space Our shared co-working space is now open to our members. We have updated the WiFi in our Café and Green Room Bar and installed additional plug points so our members can benefit from a free workspace in Central London. Members can also avail of free tea and coffee from our newly installed refreshments station, as well as the use of a microwave. The workspace will be open daily from 9.30-17.00, excluding matiness days when it will close early. Members can sign up to 4 guests in at one time. Don’t forget about the other offers included in your membership: • 10% off at the Actors Centre bar • Access to our ever-growing perks scheme • Discount tickets to all shows at the Tristan Bates Theatre and in the John Thaw Studio • Early-bird access to exclusive events including CASTATHON and AGENTATHON Please note that all information is correct at the time of going to print but may be subject to change. Our tutors are professional actors and creatives working in the industry and, like our members, their schedules are subject to change depending on work commitments. At times it may be necessary to postpone or cancel workshops, but we will always try to provide participants with a suitable alternative tutor. For the most up-to-date information on dates, times, tutors and prices, please visit The Actors Centre website.

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We have introduced a new system of tiers for our workshops. You can choose which tier best suits you based on your professional experience and training, and choose when you move up a level, so you can develop your craft at your own pace. Please find below a brief explanation of each level below to help you decide where you would place yourself.

These workshops are suitable for all levels of experience. Some basic training or understanding of the genre, but no professional experience. Also great as a refresher for those returning after a break. Some professional experience of the genre, we recommend 1-2 professional credits or those with considerable training in this area. We recommend 4 professional credits of more in the specific genre and a firm understanding. Also, for those who would like to develop their craft in the company of those of a similar professional level.

This symbol denotes workshops that are suitable for those with an Actor Membership

This symbol denotes workshops that are suitable for those with an Industry Membership

Some basic training or understanding of the genre, Some basic training or understanding of the genre, Cancellation Policy If you are unable to make a workshop you have booked, we cannot transfer bookings. You must cancel and rebook. If a member is eligible for a refund, you will receive an automated refund into your Actors Centre account. We do not refund onto payment cards or into bank accounts. Any refund will incur a £2.00 administration charge which will be debited from your Actors Centre account. You can request 100% of the workshop cost refunded to your account, less the £2.00 administration charge, up to two weeks before the event or workshop’s scheduled start date. If you provide less than two weeks’ notice for a cancellation, the below charges will apply. Regular Workshops An 80% refund will be credited to your Actors Centre account and can be requested up to two working days (48 hours) before the event or workshop’s scheduled start. Any regular workshops which require prep to be sent out, such as Putting in the Hours, will have a four day notice period as listed below. Open Courses All Open Courses have individual cancellation policies. Please consult these before booking a space on one of these workshops. You can see the refund policy for each workshop on the event page on our website. Free Events Please also look out for the wide range of FREE workshops and opportunities on offer to Actors Centre members. Members are asked to let us know as soon as possible if they need to cancel their place. There is no cancellation penalty unless a member simply fails to let us know that they are not coming or provides less than 2 hours’ notice of cancellation. ‘No-shows’ incur an automatic £5 penalty fee on their account.

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The Actors Centre studios are available for hire for auditions and rehearsals when they are not in use for our classes. These studios cannot be used for private workshops that contravene with our programme of workshops. For enquiries and bookings please call 020 3841 6600. To view prices for each studio and to read the full terms and conditions, please visit: actorscentre.co.uk/about/facilities For any private hires, members and non-members can hire equipment at a low price. For full breakdown of costs please contact reception@actorscentre.co.uk. Equipment can be set up in advance for the hire, if contacting reception with enough notice. Equipment available: TV | Projector | Hifi | Loudspeaker system | Flipchart Camera | Microphones | Dictaphone Digital Recorder

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7 Audition Practice on Camera Working

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Easter

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19 Making the Director Your Ally: Casting Masterclass

20 Meisner Workout Understanding Your Branding Singing Coaching

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Meisner Workout Singing Coaching

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3 4 Screen Drama School Workout (1/4) Audition Intensive Accent Clinic

8 American Accent: Preparing for Pilot Season Own Your Sh*t

5 Putting in the Easter Hours Crash Course in Screen Acting Screen Workout (2/4)

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16 17 Putting in the Screen Hours Workout (3/4) Shakespeak

18 Defining Character: Choice and Change Accent Clinic

22 23 24 25 Own Your Sh*t Putting in the Singing for the Accent Clinic Hours Terrified Actor Writers DropIn Screen Workout (4/4)

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Putting in the Hours

The Poetry Group

Monthly Improv Audition Practice on Camera

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The Poetry Group

14 Equity Wellbeing Session

27 Meisner Workout Singing Coaching

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29 30 Action on Audition Action: Practice on Exploring Camera Screen Acting The Poetry Group

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1 2 Screen Drama School Workout (1/4) Audition Intensive Accent Clinic

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5 Audition Practice on Camera

Singing Coaching

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Devising Theatre Rehearsing with an RP Accent Screen Workout (2/4)

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12 13 14 Get Into Screen Supercharge Putting in the Acting (2/5) Your Vocal Hours Confidence Singing Working Get Into Screen (1/4) Coaching Acting (4/5) Get Into Screen Get Into Screen Acting (3/5) Acting (1/5) The Poetry Understanding Group Your Branding Meisner Workout

Equity Wellbeing Session Singing Coaching

15 16 Get Into Screen Accent Clinic Acting (5/5) Screen Workout (3/4)

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Meisner Workout

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Audition Practice on Camera

Singing Coaching

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Putting in the Hours

Supercharge Your Vocal Confidence (2/4)

Monthly Improv

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Screen Workout (4/4)

Screen Acting: Secrets to Performing Your Best

Accent Clinic Get Into Acting (1/8)

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Cartoon Voices

Putting in the Hours

Writers DropIn

Accent Clinic

Presenting for TV (1/2) Get Into Acting (3/8)

The Poetry Group 31 Presenting for TV (2/2) Get Into Acting (4/8)

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1 Meisner Workout Voicover Crash Course

2 Audition Practice on Camera

Singing Coaching 7 Get Into Acting Meisner (6/8) Workout

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Equity Wellbeing Sessions Voiceover: Home Studio Revolution

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3 4 5 Own Your Sh*t Putting in the Screen Hours Workout (4/4) Supercharge Your Vocal Confidence (4/4)

9 Castathon (On sale from early May)

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10 The Poetry Group

Saturday 6 Drama School Audition Intensive Get Into Acting (5/8) Accent Clinic

11 12 13 Putting in the Screen Get Into Acting Hours Workout (2/4) (7/8)

Using Social Acting Through Media as a Clown Marketing Tool

Accent Clinic

Working

Understanding Your Branding Singing Coaching 14 Get Into Acting Meisner (8/8) Workout Singing Coaching

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16 Audition Practice on Camera Accent Work for Non-Native Speakers of English (1/2) Monthly Improv

17 Telegenic Actor Own Your Sh*t Accent Work for Non-Native Speakers of English (2/2)

18 19 20 Putting in the Screen Intro to Hours Workout (3/4) Unarmed Stage Combat Rehearsing (1/2) with an American Accent Clinic Accent Shakespeak

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Commercial Voiceover Intensive

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Writers DropIn Improve Your Memory for Rapid LineLearning

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Acting Through Clown

Stephen Sobal Thursday 11 June 10.30-17.30 In a safe and playful workshop environment we will use clown to unlock a more open, daring and vulnerable you. Acknowledging one's own ridiculousness is fundamental to a performer and we will help turn off the ‘clever’ part of the brain and tap into a similar, impulse-led way of working. → Stephen is a multi-award winning director, performer, teacher and the artistic director of All In. He studied clown and physical comedy with Philippe Gaulier, Jozef Houben, Aitor Basauri, John Wright and John Mowat. Stephen teaches for many educational and performance based institutions including Rose Bruford, ALRA, ICAT, Fourth Monkey, Identity School of Acting, and RSC Open Stages. PARTICIPANTS: £40

Devising Theatre

Julian Spooner Thursday 7 May 15.00-18.00 During this workshop participants will begin to develop devising techniques, and ways of generating work as an ensemble from original points of departure and inspiration. This workshop is specifically aimed at actors and directors who are interested in generating and creating their own original pieces of theatre. → Julian Spooner is an actor, writer and director and Co-Artistic Director of Rhum and Clay Theatre Company. He creates original work that tours both nationally and internationally to great acclaim. His directed production TESTOSTERONE was selected for the British Council Showcase 2017 and won The Pleasance Award for Best Theatre Production. Rhum and Clay were nominated for a Peter Brook Ensemble award in 2017. PARTICIPANTS: £30

Drama School Audition Intensive Various Tutors Saturdays 4 April, 2 May, 6 June 10.30-17.30 This masterclass offers invaluable grounding in the vital skills needed to succeed in the Drama School Audition process. It is an opportunity to polish your speeches to the highest standard, as well as to gain tips and techniques to remain relaxed and confident in the audition situation, to understand how it works, and to know how to prepare for it and how to best present yourself. Participants should bring at least one two-minute completely memorised speech. You may wish to bring two – one classical and one contemporary – and that will be accommodated. PARTICIPANTS: £75 (This workshop is also open Non-Members) Get Into Acting Laurence Mitchell 23, 24, 30, 31 May, 6, 7, 13, 14 June 10.30-17.30 This five-day course for newcomers to the profession offers an exciting, dynamic and creative introduction to acting and auditioning for camera. → Laurence Mitchell trained at Drama Centre London and has been working as an actor for over 16 years. Theatre work includes the National Theatre, Young Vic, The Old Vic, Almeida, RSC, Soho Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith and Manchester Royal Exchange among others. He has taught at Central, Drama Centre, ALRA, Central St Martin’s and is a visiting tutor at the Copenhagen International School for the Performing Arts. PARTICIPANTS: £515 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop), £545 for Non-Members

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Improve Your Memory for Rapid Line Learning

Mark Channon Friday 26 June 10.30-17.30 Getting stressed 10 minutes before the audition? Struggling to get a scene into your head before tomorrow's shoot? Or just want to get off book earlier in rehearsals? In this interactive workshop you’ll learn skills to boost your confidence and learn lines rapidly. → Mark Channon is a Memory Coach and the founder of markchannon.com. After creating the quiz show Monkhouse’s Memory Masters for the BBC, he became one of the first Grand Masters of Memory in the world. Mark originally trained as an actor working for over 15 years in London’s West End, the National Theatre, The Traverse as well as many roles on TV. PARTICIPANTS: £40 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

Improvisation – Monthly Workshops Charlotte Gittins/Jonah Fazel Tuesdays 21 April, 19 May, 16 June 18.30-21.30 Ideal for performers of any experience, each session will introduce you to some of the fundamentals of improvisation. Whether you want to improve your confidence, get some tips on improv in the audition room, enhance your own creative work or just become a more flexible, spontaneous and present performer. These sessions will be run by either tutor, in rotation. → Charlotte is an actor, comedian and BAFTA Rocliffe-winning writer. One of the stars of award-winning West End show Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel, she performs, directs and teaches at major festivals around the world. Her current shows include the critically-acclaimed ‘Folie à Deux’, ‘Grand Theft Impro’ and ‘Monkey Toast’. → Jonah is an experienced comedian, actor, theatre-maker and television presenter who trained at Royal Central and the Webber Douglas Academy. He has been teaching improvisation for over a decade. He tours nationally with the hit comedy shows Bumper Blyton, and is a Series regular in BAFTA winning comedy series History Bombs. PARTICIPANTS: £22

Meisner Workout

Kate Maravan Every Monday from 6 April 14.00-17.00 18.00-21.00 Explore how the Meisner Repetition exercise and being embodied enables us to listen fully to ourselves and the other actor. Discover how to enter a state of flow in which spontaneous impulse and responsivity in the moment are unencumbered. An intro level of Meisner is required to participate. →Kate is an actress, writer and teacher. She trained at RADA and has co-written scripts for theatre, BBC and C4. She is currently touring her solo show The Old House. Kate teaches in the UK and internationally and has developed a movement practice alongside the core Meisner Technique exercises. PARTICIPANTS: £22 OR £38 for both sessions / OBSERVERS: £12 / (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

Own Your Sh*t! Acting is Simple, Confidence is Key

Ewa Kolodziejska Wednesdays 8 April, 22 April, 6 May, 20 May, 3 June, 17 June 10.30-17.30 This monthly practical workshop will explore acting in a quick and accessible way. You will get to experience Ewa’s Own Your Sh❤t! technique first hand, before the book is out, and see your work off and on camera! A commitment to work in class and on your own at home will ensure that you learn all you need to be a fulfilled working actor. → Ewa is an international acting coach and theatre director. She trained as an actress at Arts Ed, LAMDA and RADA. In 2010, she completed her MA in Actor Training and Coaching at RCSSD. She also works as a visiting lecturer. Her current research practise lies in 21st century life coaching, concentrating on the science of success and the importance of self-belief. PARTICIPANTS: £40

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The Poetry Group

Peter Kenny and Catherine Harvey Wednesdays 1, 15, 29 April, 13, 27 May, 10, 24 June 14.00-17.00 Performing poetry is the perfect way to develop your craft as an actor, improving sight reading skills, exploring verse texts, and finding your unique voice by engaging with language and form. Members of the Poetry Group may be asked to form an ensemble that performs at live poetry events. → Catherine is a regular reader on Radio Arts programmes including Poetry Please and Words and Music. She recently coproduced Tongue and Talk for Radio 4, writing/presenting the episode on Lancashire Dialect Poetry. A recipient of the Poetry Society’s Gold Medal, she’s taught at drama schools including Central, Guildhall and Mountview. → Whilst with the BBC Radio Drama Company, Peter made numerous recordings of poetry for Kaleidoscope and Woman’s Hour. He has twice been shortlisted for Best Audiobook of the Year and received Awards for his recordings of the works of Iain Banks, Neil Gaiman, Jonas Jonasson, and Claire North. PARTICIPANTS: £22

Working

Nathan Osgood Tuesdays 7 April, 12 May, Wednesday 10 June 18.00-21.00 It’s 5 o’clock in the afternoon and your agent sends you a script to be learned for the following morning. This class helps you through that by making interesting choices and getting off book by the third hour and performing as if in an audition with our strong through-line, beat changes and character. Working is about getting the job. → Nathan’s teaching credits include many years at The Actors Centre, Stella Adler in Hollywood, and his own acting studio in the West End. His acting credits include seasons at the National Theatre, Royal Court, Chichester and the Young Vic. Film & TV include Holmes & Watson, 55 Steps, Undercover andThe Honourable Woman. As well as directing theatre, he is a regular on BBC radio. PARTICIPANTS: £22

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Action on Action - Exploring Screen Acting Clifford Milner Wednesday 29 April 10.30-17.30 Acting for the camera, beginners to advanced, looking at strategies for dealing with little/no rehearsal in TV/Film. Using contemporary TV scripts we will look at what works, what doesn’t, how much freedom you have and the old chestnut, is less really more? → Originally an actor Clifford worked extensively in TV. He trained as a director at GITIS the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts in Moscow and the BBC. His short films have been screened and won awards internationally. He directs Doctors for BBC TV, and teaches screen acting at leading UK drama schools PARTICIPANTS: £80

Crash Course in Screen Acting

Jesse Quinones Thursday 9 April 10.30-17.30 Using several performance based exercises, Jesse Quinones will take you through a series of emotional and innovative acting exercises that will strengthen your screen performance. All exercises will be filmed. During the course participants will explore topics such as the art of the self-taped audition, speaking without words, drawing on personal experiences, the power of improvisation, how to cope with a non-linear shooting schedule and preparing yourself to work with no direction. The course will enable participants to harness the necessary skills to perform in front of the camera, to convert the techniques they have already acquired for screen and to enter the world of film and television with confidence. → Jesse is a writer/director and Producer from Miami who has lived in London since 2000. He is drawn to telling stories on either side of the Atlantic. In March 2013 he completed his feature film Calloused Hands, which played in over 20 film festivals and was picked up for distribution. His most recent feature film is Cagefighter, a London set fight movie, is set to shoot later in 2019. Jesse regularly teaches performers, writers and directors, and has taught at various institutions across the UK including MET Film School, London Metropolitan University, Brighton Film School, Advanced Studies in England, the Actors Centre, Act Up, Spread the Word, Anna Fiorentini Stage & Screen School, and the D & B School of Performing Arts. PARTICIPANTS: £70

Defining Character: Choice and Change

Time Newton Saturday 18 April 10.30-17.30 Making decisions, especially under pressure, expose true character and drive a story forward. And showing choices being made can be key to a compelling performance. All good drama is also ultimately about change. Recognising the change your character goes through, even within a short scene, is crucial to mapping out your character’s journey. In this acting for camera workshop you’ll perform, view and review a range of TV and film scenes, unpicking the intentions of the writers to identify change within a scene and pick up on your character's decisions, both big and small. → Tim is a passionate storyteller with over twenty five years’ experience directing, writing and producing independent film, TV, commercials, corporate and documentary films. Tim is a regular guest director and lecturer at Bristol Old Vic Drama School teaching acting for camera and filmmaking. PARTICIPANTS: £65

Get Into Screen Acting

Laurence Mitchell and Suzy Catliff Monday 11 – Friday 15 May 10.30-17.30 This five-day course for newcomers to the profession offers an exciting, dynamic and creative introduction to acting and auditioning for camera. → Laurence Mitchell trained at Drama Centre London and has been working as an actor for over 16 years. Theatre work includes the National Theatre, Young Vic, The Old Vic, Almeida, RSC, Soho Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith and Manchester Royal Exchange among others. He has taught at Central, Drama Centre, ALRA, Central St Martin’s and is a visiting tutor at the Copenhagen International School for the Performing Arts.

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→ Suzy Catliff’s TV casting includes: Casting Associate (UK) for Shaftesbury Films, Toronto; Casualty, Silent Witness, Primeval, D Day. Film: Bunch of Amateurs, Stormbreaker. Assistant: Sense & Sensibilty, The English Patient, Hackers. Theatre: Changeling TC, Theatr Clwyd. Member of the CDG, a theatre director and lecturer. Co-author The Casting Handbook, publisher Routledge. PARTICIPANTS: £515 for members (Industry Members may participate in this workshop), £545 for Non-Members

Screen Workout

Sue Dunderdale 3, 9, 17, 24 April 10.30-13.30 Daniel Dresner 1, 7, 15, 22 May 10.30-13.30 Tim Newton 5, 12, 19, 26 June 10.30-13.30 This workshop series gives participants the opportunity to develop their screen technique in a collaborative environment, with a consistent group. You will work through a variety of exercises, to encourage truthful delivery, quick decision making, and developing characterisation. You will also work through scripts on camera, and review footage. Participants can choose from a selection of scripts or bring in their own pieces. These workshops will increase and maintain your confidence and ability to perform on screen and take direction. You also have the opportunity to observe and understand what the director is looking for during a scene. This workshop series will be rolling, with the option to book 4 weekly sessions at a time. The tutor leading the sessions will change monthly. → Sue is an award-winning director most known for fostering new talent and award-winning writers. She has directed leading actors such as Sean Bean, Helena Bonham-Carter and Rupert Evans among many more. → Daniel studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City and is a London based life and acting coach. → Tim is a passionate storyteller with over twenty five years’ experience directing, writing and producing independent film, TV, commercials, corporate and documentary films. PARTICIPANTS: £110

Screen Acting: The Secrets To Performing Your Best

Linda Ludwig & James Curle Thursday 21 May 10.30-17.30 A practical day exploring the art of delivering on take one. We’ll perform and play back, discussing the individual actors’ camera performances in detail and sharing the secrets no one tells you. You will learn how to deliver your best work on set and understand how to nail your showreel. → Linda and James are award-winning directors, directing drama and commercials together since 2011. Their film Man of the Hour won Best Short at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, AmPav, and was selected for over 10 festivals, including BAFTA and Oscar qualifiers. They are now working on their debut feature. PARTICIPANTS: £65

The Telegenic Actor

Terry Iland Wednesday 17 June 10.30-17.30 The workshop aims to give actors an all-round understanding of practical and technical performance for screen. We look at different approaches; including your relationship with the camera, how to get the best from the director, selfpreservation, engaging the viewer, building your role, reading lines and between the lines. → Terry has directed hundreds of hours of television drama in the UK. Credits include Casualty, The Bill, Down to Earth, Dream Team, EastEnders, Expert Witness, Heartbeat and 150 episodes of BBC Doctors. Terry (who originally trained as an actor at Drama Centre London) divides his time between writing and directing. PARTICIPANTS: £65

Presenting for TV

Kathryn Wolfe Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 May 10.30-17.30 Do you need to talk to camera to build a business online? Or do you want to present on mainstream TV? This two-day highly practical workshop will give you techniques to present confidently to camera and take your existing skills to the next level.

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→ Kathryn Wolfe is a highly experienced presenting tutor; for more than 15 years she has devised and taught short courses in TV presenting across the UK, coaching hundreds of TV presenters and launching countless careers. PARTICIPANTS: £295 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop), £325 for Non-Members.

Audition Practice on Camera John Melainey Tuesdays 7 April, 21 April, 5 May, 19 May, 2 June, 16 June, 30 June 14.30-17.30 Bi-monthly on-camera workshops to learn, practise and review TV and film auditioning and sight reading skills. Practice makes perfect – but practise between auditions, not during them when a mistake can lose you work. Please bring a DVD RW. →Combining forty years’ experience, acting in TV, Film, Commercials and Theatre with his 25 years’ experience taking thousands of actors through casting sessions on behalf of Hubbard Casting and others, John has taught at various drama institutions and privately for 20 years workshops designed to increase actors’ success rates auditioning. PARTICIPANTS: £22 / OBSERVERS: £12

Putting in the Hours

Various Tutors Every Thursday from 9 April 13.30-15.30 or 15.45-17.45 These innovative weekly workshops are specifically designed to help members improve their screen skills and to gain experience and confidence. During these record-and-review sessions, participants will film short sequences and discuss the playback with an experienced director or tutor. →These workshops will be led by a small team of tutors including Daniel Dresner, David Corbett, Jim Mannering & Finlay Robertson. Please check individual dates on the website for tutor biographies. PARTICIPANTS: £25

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Writers Drop-in Stewart Permutt 24 April, 29 May, 26 June 18.30-21.30 Writers bring extracts of work for stage, radio or screen to be read aloud for feedback. People are welcome who just want to come along and observe and share ideas. Currently public readings of writer’s work are being showcased in The John Curry and John Thaw studios. Former student won the Verity Bargate Award. → Stewart Permutt has run workshops at The Globe, Channel 4 and Morley College. Writing includes Real Babies Don’t Cry (Edinburgh Fringe First) A Dark Night In Dalston (Park Theatre), Unsuspecting Susan (Kings Head, New York, Stuttgart, Philadelphia, St. Louis) and Singular Women (Radio 4, Edinburgh, Australia). PARTICIPANTS: £10, OBSERVER: FREE

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Shakespeak

Mark Lockyer Thursday 16 April Giles Taylor Thursday 21 May Zoë Waterman Thursday 18 June 18:00-21:00 Since 2016 the Shakespeak group has been exploring collaboratively the speaking of Shakespeare. Monthly workshops are led by visiting practitioners and members of the group; after attending your first session, you may be invited to become part of the Shakespeak group and have access to ongoing workshops, and performance opportunities. → Mark Lockyer is an Actor, writer and acting coach shares some practical insights on speaking Shakespeare and how to be a detective to find the clues to help you. 35 years of classical acting, he shares his knowledge gleaned from years at the RSC working with Cicely berry, Greg Doran and Adrian Noble. → Giles is an actor with a wide range of experience, spanning over twenty-five years. He has appeared in the West End and on Broadway, and worked for the National Theatre, the RSC and at numerous repertory theatres around the country. → Zoë was Associate Director of the New Vic Theatre, 2018-2019. Theatre includes: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Shining City, The Bogus Woman (Theatre by the Lake); Intemperance, Table, Playhouse Creatures, The Kitchen Sink (New Vic Theatre); Dick Whittington, Sleeping Beauty (Theatr Clwyd); The Rubenstein Kiss, Amy’s View (Nottingham Playhouse). PARTICIPANTS: £22 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

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Accent Work for Non-Native Speakers of English

Michael Hill Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 June 10.30-17.30 Accents, like singing a particular song, have specific melodies, rhythms and vowel qualities. If you’ve struggled with the Phonetic Alphabet, or you find yourself getting lost in the details of an accent, this workshop will show you, using the latest in science-based vocal technique and practical tips and tricks, how to find the ‘song’ of an accent and embed this into your muscle memory. → Michael is a voice coach, singer and freelance broadcaster, with a particular interest in voice science and its practical applications for expressive speaking and singing. His vocal coaching has embraced a wide range of different performers and styles – from teaching singing and accents to TV actors, coaching West End singers, helping lawyers with public speaking and even training international metalcore bands to grunt safely on tour! PARTICIPANTS: £80 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

American Accent: Preparing for Pilot Season

Terry Besson Wednesday 8 April 10.30-17.30 Ahead of American Pilot Season, Terry Besson will guide you on the tools and skills needed to hone your American accent. We will look at how the accent affects; style, rhythm and changes in flow, where the power lies, subtle changes of speed and tone, the energy of the characters. → Terry is one of the country’s leading accent and dialect specialists. His vast experience gained in over 30 years working on film, TV, radio and theatre projects has given him a unique approach to the vocal and physical changes needed when approaching acting in another accent. PARTICIPANTS: £40

Supercharge your Vocal Confidence

Michael Hill 13, 20, 27 May, 3 June A 4-week course in the fundamentals of safe and beautiful vocal technique, for actors and singers. → Michael is a voice coach, singer and freelance broadcaster, with a particular interest in voice science and its practical applications for expressive speaking and singing. His vocal coaching has embraced a wide range of different performers and styles – from teaching singing and accents to TV actors, coaching West End singers, helping lawyers with public speaking and even training international metalcore bands to grunt safely on tour! PARTICIPANTS: £90 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

The Play’s the Thing: Rehearsing with an American Accent

Terry Besson Thursday 18 June 10.30-17.30 Learn how to maintain an authentic American accent throughout the rehearsal process and into performance, using selected scenes to solidify your accent usage. We will look at how the accent affects; style, rhythm and changes in flow, where the power lies, subtle changes of speed and tone, the energy of the characters. → Terry is one of the country’s leading accent and dialect specialists. His vast experience gained in over 30 years working on film, TV, radio and theatre projects has given him a unique approach to the vocal and physical changes needed when approaching acting in another accent. PARTICIPANTS: £40

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The Play’s the Thing: Rehearsing with an RP Accent

Terry Besson Thursday 7 May 10.30-17.30 Learn how to maintain an authentic RP accent throughout the rehearsal process and into performance, using selected scenes to solidify your accent usage. We will look at how the accent affects; style, rhythm and changes in flow, where the power lies, subtle changes of speed and tone, the energy of the characters. → Terry is one of the country’s leading accent and dialect specialists. His vast experience gained in over 30 years working on film, TV, radio and theatre projects has given him a unique approach to the vocal and physical changes needed when approaching acting in another accent. PARTICIPANTS: £40

Accent Clinic

Terry Besson Saturdays from 4 April 10.30-13.30 Private, half-hour accent clinic. Please advise Reception which particular accent you wish to study. Using notes, exercises, and examples on CDs to work through the changes of muscularity, breathing, rhythms and flow, etc, for the accent we are approaching. Helping you to sound like you come from somewhere else. → Terry is one of the country’s leading accent and dialect specialists. His vast experience gained in over 30 years working on film, TV, radio and theatre projects has given him a unique approach to the vocal and physical changes needed when approaching acting in another accent. PARTICIPANTS: £32 for a 30 minute session (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

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Cartoon Voices

Tom Clarke-Hill Friday 29 May 13.00-16.00 Tom hosts an informative workshop that could kick start your voice career into the wacky world of animation. He demonstrates his “vocal zones” technique from his CD and booklet Cartoon Voices with a new insight into how to expand the vocal range necessary to get cast for multiple characters. Participants will create and demonstrate new characters followed with performing and analysing cartoon scripts. → Tom Clarke-Hill is an actor, his credits include: Fantastic Beasts, Denial, Churchill the Hollywood Years. His voice artists credits include: Tony the Tiger (Kellogs Frosties), TimeSplitters, Horizon Zero Dawn, Witcher, and Sniper Elite. For cartoons his credits include: Floogals, Zack and Quack and currently multi-voices on the Netflix smash-hit Robozuna. PARTICIPANTS: £30

Commercial Voiceover Crash Course

Katie Lyons Monday 1 June 10.30-13.30 An access level workshop for actors with limited experience in voiceover, or actors wanting to expand their knowledge. Using practical exercises, we will help you understand your voice quality, agents and voice reels, whilst giving studio techniques to help you feel confident for when you work with a client. → Katie is an actor with a wealth of Voice Over experience, having voiced numerous commercials, audiobooks, documentary, video games and animation. Along with Ruth Gibson, she up reelvoiceslondon.co.uk to deliver workshops, coaching and voice reels for actors and is excited to work with actors at all stages of their careers. PARTICIPANTS: £40

Commercial Voiceover Intensive

Katie Lyons Tuesday 23 June 10.30-17.30 For actors who have attended the Crash course and/or who have some experience in voiceover wanting to expand on their existing skills. We will explore commercials, narration, video games, audiobooks and continuity to help you improve on studio technique and leave you with a greater understanding of your voice. → Katie is with a wealth of Voice Over experience, having voiced numerous commercials, audiobooks, documentary, video games and animation. Along with Ruth Gibson, she set up reelvoiceslondon.co.uk to deliver workshops, coaching and voice reels for actors and is excited to work with actors at all stages of their careers. PARTICIPANTS: £65

Voiceover: The Home Studio Revolution

Guy Michaels Monday 8 June 10.30-13.30 In a little over a decade, the Voiceover landscape has been re-drawn. No longer the closed-shop it once was, today’s exciting and potentially lucrative VO world is waiting for you to get stuck in! But so many new potential voiceover artists make huge and costly errors in setting up their ‘home-studios’. Pro-audio and UK voiceover expert, Guy Michaels, will help you make the right decisions on equipment, software, optimising your recording environment (cupboard under the stairs!) and making the best recordings for very little cost. →Guy Michaels is one of the most successful UK coaches in Voiceover and recording techniques. As a regular on panels for The Voiceover Network, VOX and Voices.com and having worked as a tutor for RADA, Mountview, The Actors Centre, GSA and other leading drama training establishments, Guy confidently combines a creative approach, technical knowledge and up to the minute industry experience. Coached clients have gone on to sign with Excellent Talent, Sue Terry, Babble Voices, Articulate Voices and worked in every field from Corporate to Radio Drama, Narration, Gaming and Animation. PARTICIPANTS: £22

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Introduction to Unarmed Combat

Keith Wallis Saturday 20, Sunday 21 June 10.30-17.30 This is a fun, two-day intensive in unarmed stage combat with theatre and film fight director Keith Wallis. This short course is perfect for those who are new to the world of stage combat, or for more experienced actors who are looking to brush on their skills and refine their stage fighting techniques further. → Keith Wallis holds a unique degree in stage combat & specialist performance skills, as well as qualifications with two of the British fight academies. For over a decade he has worked as a fight choreographer for theatre, film & opera, and has taught at some of the UK’s most prestigious acting schools. PARTICIPANTS: £135 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop), £165 for Non-Members

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Making the Director Your Ally: Casting Masterclass

Emma Lindley Sunday 19 April 10.30-17.30 Persuading the Director can be the most important factor in clinching a role. Working with award-winning Film and TV director, Emma Lindley, in a mock casting, you will focus on discovering series tone, reading and responding to director's cues and on how to use their notes to create your best performance on camera. → Emma Lindley is an award-winning film and TV director working in the UK and US. Her TV drama credits include Holby City (BBC), Coronation Street and My Parents are Aliens (ITV). She is also a highly experienced tutor specialising in Acting for Film at Met Film School, Ealing Studios. PARTICIPANTS: £40

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Singing for the Terrified Actor

Michael Hill Friday 24 April 10.30-17.30 This course will empower you to feel confident in your ability to deliver a song, with good technique and authenticity, for an audition, a musical or just for personal enjoyment. You will gain technical knowledge, explore a host of vocal sounds and characters and come away with exercises that will help you to control and grow your voice. → Michael Hill is a voice coach, singer and freelance broadcaster. One of the UK's first trained Complete Vocal Technique instructors, he has continued to pursue research into how the voice works and how best to translate this into safe and effective tools performers can trust. He has worked with a range of performers and styles, from teaching singing and accents to TV actors, coaching West End singers, helping lawyers with public speaking and even training international metalcore bands to grunt safely on tour! Recently, he has been working as a Senior Lecturer at Leeds College of Music and has presented research on the musicality of accents at the World Voice Consortium. PARTICIPANTS: £40

Singing Coaching

Heather Weir Mondays from 6 April 18:00-21:00 Private, 45-minute coaching sessions for all stages of development of the actor who needs to sing. Exercises for the individual warm-up, working from the song text, preparation of audition material and how to interpret musical direction your way. →Heather is a freelance MD, actor and singer and a teacher of voice and sung voice in drama schools. PARTICIPANTS: £34 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

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Castathon

Tuesday 9 June 10.30-17.30 Castathon will give you a fantastic opportunity to spend 10 minutes, one-on-one, with some of the UK's leading Casting Directors from theatre, TV and film who have generously donated their time and expertise to help you. This is your chance to get individual feedback and tailored advice about what you're doing right and what you're doing wrong. A full line-up of agents will be announced in early May, when bookings will also open.

Equity Wellbeing Sessions

John Etherington Tuesday 14 April, Monday 11 May, Monday 8 June 14.30-17.30 Are you dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace, or any mental health issues? These drop-ins will provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk and consider your next steps. No appointment is necessary, there will be 30-minute slots throughout the session, available on a first-come basis. PARTICIPANTS: £FREE (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

Using Social Media as a Marketing Tool

Ginny Till Wednesday 10 June 10.30-17.30 We’ll look at the increasing relevance of social media for entertainment talent. You’ll review your current social media activity and set new goals that support your professional ambitions. We’ll discuss at a range of audience building strategies and develop your skills in: content strategy, community engagement, 3rd party apps, automation tools and analytics. → Ginny is an experienced social media strategist and has directed campaigns for music & acting talent, theatre production companies, film makers and visual artists. Ginny currently heads up Oi PR (oipr.co.uk) a small social media agency in London, she also hosts workshops and provides one-to-one mentoring for professional actors wishing to master social media and increase their digital profile. PARTICIPANTS: £40 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

Understanding Your Branding – One-to-One Sessions

Darren R L Gordon Mondays 20 April, 11 May, 8 June 10.30-17.30 This workshop is an opportunity to really think about you as an actor and what you are marketing and promoting. Develop a clear strategy to help make it easier for potential employers to engage with and understand what you have to offer. Please bring your CV, Reel and access to any other marketing material. These are now 1 hour sessions! → Darren R L Gordon is a Director, Mentor and Acting Coach, who has a passion for helping Actors progress their careers, with experience appropriate for absolute beginners through to high profile professionals. His insightful and Industry centred approach is bespoke and specific to the artist he is working with. PARTICIPANTS: £60

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As part of our sponsorship from Sony, we are thrilled to be able to offer affordable camera hire to our members. Using state of the art equipment, members will have the opportunity to create their own footage and develop their own work. Camera

Microphone

Model: Sony HRX-NX200 4k Professional Camcorder

Model: Sony UWP-D11 Wireless Set

1 Day Hire: £50

1 Day Hire: £15

2 Day Hire: £100

2 Day Hire: £20

3 Day Hire: £150

3 Day Hire: £25

7 Day Hire: £250

7 Day Hire: £40

Included in the Camera Kit: • 2 x Battery Pack • USB to USB Mini Cable • Remote Control • Battery Charger • HDMI to HDMI Cable

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XLR Cable USB SD Card Reader 2 x 128gb SD Cards Condenser Microphone Headphones

To enquire about hiring these cameras, please go to our website: actorscentre.co.uk/about/opportunities/sony-camera-hire.

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On top of our professional development programme here at The Actors Centre, we also offer workshops and courses for any professional and emerging actors who are not currently members. For more information please visit our website. Get Into Acting: This eight-day course is perfect for anyone who is interested in becoming an actor. The course acts as a taster of drama school training, a broad introduction to the craft of acting and acting as a profession. More info on page 10. Introduction to Unarmed Combat: This short course is perfect for those who are new to the world of stage combat, or for more experienced actors who are looking to brush on their skills and refine their stage fighting techniques further. More info on page 21. Get Into Screen Acting: This five-day course for newcomers to the profession offers an exciting, dynamic and creative introduction to acting and auditioning for camera. More info on page 13. Presenting for TV: This two-day course will give you the tools to work across different presenting mediums and sharpen your skills for a career in front of the camera. More info on page 14. Drama School Audition Intensive: This one-day workshop offers young performers an invaluable grounding in the vital skills needed to succeed in the Drama School Audition process. More info on page 10.

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From pioneering the Palaeolithic period with female scientist Mary Anning in Peter John Cooper’s Mary Anning: The Mad Woman of Lyme to exposing the continued challenges faced by women in the maledominated workplace in Andrew Cartmel’s Partner in the Firm, alongside the impact of royal empathy and kindness to thwart AIDS ignorance in the ‘80s in Bren Gosling’s Moment of Grace, the April – June season at the Tristan Bates Theatre represents a diverse slate of thought-provoking theatre. Kali Theatre’s Home Festival explores, challenges and reimagines what it means to call Britain home in 2020, as told through the unique perspective of female writers with a South Asian background, while the greyer areas of sexual harassment are examined in Thomas Holloway’s #MR.SIMONSAID. In Existential Fish and Dread, Martha Reed weaves science, philosophy and theology in a tale that searches for the meaning of life and Nina Vasileva’s 360° presents an atmospheric two-hander, exploring the themes of addiction, loss and love. Alongside our latest theatre season, at The Actors Centre we have also committed to strengthening our support for emerging artists through a revised programming model in our John Thaw Studio, which currently stages the celebrated John Thaw Initiative. We are delighted to introduce one-week runs for work-in-progress productions, which will also include free rehearsal space prior to first performances. Don’t forget that as a member of The Actors Centre, you can access discounted theatre tickets! We hope that you enjoy exploring the full season of these timely and pressing new works by some of the UK’s most promising theatremakers and stay tuned for further developments to our theatrical spaces at The Actors Centre. To discover the full programme, visit actorscentre.co.uk/theatre.

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progress pieces led by artists of Latin American heritage.

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