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London Actors Workshop Flagship Acting Programme. Next course 21st Jan - 8th April 2018. Show case on 9th April.

NEXT COURSE begins 21st JANUARY 2018, with our INDUSTRY SHOWCASE at RADA on APRIL 9th 2018. BOOK NOW!

Classes run on Sunday mornings 10.30 – 1.30pm or afternoons 2.30 – 5.30pm at our studio in Covent Garden. There are 15 sessions over 12 weeks.

The showcase will be held at The Club Theatre, RADA Studios, 16 Chenies St., London, WC1E 7EX (nearest tube Goodge St) and casting directors and agents will be invited to attend to see your work.

Casting Director Evenings: Please attend all three sessions if you can and you will get to work (cold reading or prepared scripts) in front of at least two of the three casting directors and be part of a Q&A session with the third.

London Actors Workshop flagship, 12 week acting workshop runs several times a year, typically January, April and September.

Please note that all tutors are working, industry professionals and therefore classes and tutors may be subject to change. Alternative tutors provide cover.

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London Actors Workshop 12 Week Course Timetable 21st January – 8th April 2018

Showcase on 9th April 2018 at The Club Theatre, RADA Studios, 16 Chenies St., London, WC1E 7EX (nearest tube Goodge St).

Click the Week Below for Class Detail

Week 1: 21st January | Class: Introduction / Improvisation | Tutor: John Melainey – Actor / Tutor

Using John’s own ‘Leap before you look!’ tips and some Keith Johnstone inspired techniques, this class stimulates your imagination and gets you on your feet, thinking and reacting quickly.

Week 2: 28th January | Class: Screen Combat | Tutor: Bret Yont – Professional Fight Co-ordinator

Brett is a combat instructor much in demand and when not working on films such as Troy he coaches at RADA and Central, among others. Working from ‘safety first’ and ‘victim control’ the class is a refresher for those with combat experience and a concise introduction for novices to slaps, punches, strangulation, hair/ear pulling! Beat up your fellow actors……..but safely!

Week 3: 4th February | Class: Shakespeare / Voice | Tutor: Endy McKay – Actor / Tutor RSC

Endy’s enthusiasm for the bard is infectious. With her experience of the Royal Shakespeare Company, as both actor and tutor, she will demystify Shakespeare and show how his work, language and themes are a relevant as ever to today’s drama.

Lunchtime Headshots/Show Case Flyer (optional) £20 – 1.30pm – 4pm. Afternoon class will start and finish 90 mins later than usual

Week 4: 11th February | Class: Commercials Audition Technique | Tutor: John Melainey

John has regularly run casting sessions for Hubbard Casting and knows all the pitfalls that even the most seasoned actors can fall into. We’ll work with scripts from real TV adverts and cover all the ‘dos and don’ts’, ensuring you make the absolute most of your audition ‘opportunity’.

Week 5: 18th February | Class: Acting for Film and TV | Tutor: John Melainey

Building on the previous week’s work you’ll study John’s sight reading for camera techniques and perform a ‘screen test’ of your previously learned script (script sent to you in Week 4)

Week 6: 25th February | Class: Method Acting Part One| Tutor: Ariella Eshed

Director/tutor Ariella is well versed in the techniques of Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen and Michael Chekhov. We’ll work with monologues to bring these skills out of you!

followed by evening session “Cold Reading Pieces + Q&A” (6pm – 9pm) with Casting Director Carl Proctor ( In the first of our Casting Director evenings, working in pairs, Carl will give you ten minutes with a script, you’ll perform and he’ll give feedback. Please check each CD’s website prior to meeting with them.

Week 7: 4th March Class: Method Acting – Part Two | Tutor: Daniel Dresner

Continuing the inner exploration of your craft.


Week 8: 11th March| Class: Sight-Reading Technique| Tutor: Jon Sidgwick

Jon has an extensive CV as an actor and tutor and will help you to ‘lift the words from the page’ and bring to life a script seen only moments before, a skill which is more and more in demand in both TV/film and theatre casting.

followed by evening session “Cold Reading Pieces + Q&A” (6pm – 9pm) with Casting Director Sharon Sorrentino ( In the second of our Casting Director evenings, working in pairs, Laura will hand you unprepared scripts and put you through your paces.


Week 9: 18th March| Class: Showcase Duologues Rehearsals Part One| Tutor: John Melainey

You’ll have been assigned a script & scene partner in Week 7 and today you’ll ‘Block’ the moves with John in class, scripts in hand.

Though we will expect you to have learned them as best as possible, today is more about walking through the scene than actually going ‘all out’ with the acting.


Week 10: 25th March | Class: Acting in ‘Films’ / British Dramas | Tutor: Daniel Dresner – Actor / Tutor

Your first day on set working with a team of regular cast members. How do you excel when you land that guest/leading role in a TV drama or ‘soap’? We’ll work on script analysis, ‘camera eye’, hitting your marks and more.

followed by evening session “Performing Prepared Scripts + Q&A” (6pm – 9pm) Casting Director Caley Powell ( ). You will have been sent scripts by Caley and given a partner to read with. If your assigned partner is absent someone else will read in for them.

Week 11: 1st April | Class: Acting in Soaps/British Dramas | Tutor: Peter Salter

Continuing our on screen work, this time with Peter Salter, we’ll use snippets of your Show Case scripts to highlight the difference between playing for the camera and the stage.

Week 12: 8th April | Class: Showcase Dialogues – Rehearsal 2 | Tutor: John Melainey 

With a day to go before your public performance we’ll run the pieces in order and fine tune your work before transferring to the theatre.

9th April – Show Case at The Club Theatre, RADA Studios,

16 Chenies St., London, WC1E 7EX (nearest tube Goodge St).

Call time: 12pm – Morning Group / 2pm – Afternoon Group

Working through your pieces in the space.

Tech/dress rehearsal at 5.30pm. Doors open 7pm. Show time 7.30pm