Have you ever wanted to be an actor?
Our pantomime director, Lisa Hopkins, believes that acting shouldn't just be for the privileged few.
The high cost of courses often prevents talented people from pursuing their dream, and this fact has prompted "Acting For You" to commence its second year in 2020.
"Dame Julie Walters, Idris Elba, The Walking Dead star David Morrissey and Call The Midwife's Stephen McGann are amongst those who have spoken out about the dearth of young actors emerging from less privileged backgrounds"
If you have a keen interest in exploring acting technique, but have been unable to see this through due to finances and accessibility, this might be for you.
You can book for one session or a few and see whether this is what you have been looking for.
When is the Acting for All?
Ages 18+ Tuesdays, 7.45pm to 9pm
Each 10 week term is £50 / £5 per session
Lisa began her training at The London School of Contemporary Dance, and at The Guildford School of Acting, where she later worked as Acting Tutor. She studied with Scott Williams in London, whereafter she began specialised teaching in the Meisner technique.
She has enjoyed opportunities to study and perform with Lindsay Kemp at Sadlers Wells, Theatre de Complicite and Trickster Theatre Company in Edinburgh. Lisa has directed and performed since 1988, and her directing credits include Harold Pinters "Betrayal", Turgenev's "A Month in the Country", and Dennis Potter's "Blue Remembered Hills".
She has worked extensively as a voice-over artist for television and radio stations such as Capitol Radio, Talk Radio and the BBC. She has provided character voices at Pinewood Studios for computer games including the Lego Stunt Rally series for clients such as "Sensible Software"and "Fuji".