Students will explore a range of acting exercises, learning techniques before putting them into practice through scene studies and performance.
They can expect to cover issues such as voice and speech, character development, improvised devising and script work, staging selected scenes at the end of the workshop, with direction from the group and our practitioners. These scenes would be selected to focus on key relationships and pivotal moments from the story.
Targeted at dance groups, this tap dance class will teach a range of steps and dance techniques as they learn choreography, but it will also explore character development acting techniques as they learn how to ‘act through dance’, performing as characters from the show with improvised comic scenes.
Dance classes and acting workshops are also available for adult groups, including leisure and corporate groups, ideal for any theatre visit or staff teambuilding event.
Amanda Holden heads one of the starriest casts ever to have stepped out on the British stage in this wonderfully funny and heart-warming comedy which charts the lives of seven women and one man attempting to tap their troubles away at a weekly dancing class. Initially all thumbs and left feet, the group is just getting to grips with the basics when they are asked to take part in a charity gala…
Over the course of several months we meet the group, and all of them have a story to tell. There’s haughty Vera, mouthy Maxine and uptight Andy; bubbly Sylvia and shy Dorothy; eager Lynne and cheerful Rose and, of course, Geoffrey. At the piano is the dour Mrs Fraser and spurring them all on, the ever-patient Mavis.
Directed by triple Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, the stellar cast also includes Tracy-Ann Oberman, Nicola Stephenson, Josefina Gabrielle and Natalie Casey.