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The Comedy School presents

C O M E D Y   A C T I N G   f o r   S T A G E
with Ian Wooldridge

More Dates Coming Soon

10am to 5pm in Camden, London

Price: £60 (£45 concession)
(Concession for students, seniors, unemployed,
Equity, Members of The Comedy School)

During the sessions through-out the day students will be working on various scenes from comic plays of the 20th and 21st century.

We will focus on style, impact and interpretation.

We will look at working with other actors, developing a sense of "comic timing" on stage, and we’ll explore the necessary acting levels required to make the maximum comic impact while retaining truthfulness and naturalness in performance.

The emphasis will be on creativity and fun, and we will also explore how the use of language is important between scripted characters, while staying aware of the perils of stereotyping and "cheap laughs"!

[The recommended minimum age for this course is 16. If anyone under 16 would like to attend, we are happy to assess this on an individual basis; please contact us before booking.]

The Comedy School
15 Gloucester Gate, London, NW1 4HG   [ MAP ]
0207 486 1844

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IAN WOOLDRIDGE is Artistic Director of The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, Edinburgh and TAG Theatre Company at the Citizens, Glasgow.

Numerous productions of Shakespeare in Britain, North America and Chile, plus work by Moliere, Hauptmann, Buchner, Marlowe, Beaumarchais and Euripides.

Productions of modern classics include work by Pinter, Beckett, Chekhov, Brecht, Lorca, Kane, Shaw, Miller, O’Neill, Frisch, Wilde, Williams, Osborne, Albee, O’Casey, Fo, McGrath, Simon, Bridie and Ibsen.

Ian has also directed work by contemporary playwrights including Mark Ravenhill, Shelagh Stephenson, Will Eno, Steven Berkoff, Chris Hannan, Tankred Dorst, Jim Cartwright, Bernard-Marie Koltes, John Byrne, Barrie Keeffe, Trevor Griffiths and Athol Fugard.

His adaptation of Orwell's Animal Farm has been performed worldwide, and is published by Nick Hern books.

Dean of the British American Drama Academy since 1996.

Booking Conditions

• A full refund (less £6 adminstration charge) is available up to two weeks before the date of the course. There are no refunds available after that.

• Your place will be booked on receipt of payment and you will be sent a receipt / confirmation.