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Acting for All

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Have you ever wanted to be an actor?

Our pantomime director, Lisa Hopkins, believes that acting should be accessible for everyone, not just the privileged few.  The high cost of acting courses can often prevent talented people from pursuing their dream, and Lisa is passionate about ensuring everyone at least has the opportunity to get involved.

"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"

This ten week course, is open to everyone over 18 years of age, of all abilities and experience. If 10 weeks sounds like too long, then why not come along for just one or a few sessions?

Ideal for those who  want to learn more about the basics of acting and to build their confidence in a relaxed and supportive environment. £50 too much? Let us know and discuss options.


When is the Acting for All?

Ages 18+ Tuesdays, 7.45pm to 9pm 



Each 10 week term is £50 / £5 per session

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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".