The Comedy School presents
F U N N Y T H E A T R E
A C T I N G / P E R F O R M A N C E
A Unique & Innovative Course
with Leading Industry Professionals
More Dates Coming Soon
You may participate in both terms or either term separately
SIX TUESDAYS 6:30 to 9:30pm:
TEN SESSIONS plus SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE:
at the Comedy School in Camden, London.
15 Gloucester Gate, London, NW1 4HG.
This practical and innovative course is a great opportunity for those with a passion for comedy acting and performance to enhance their skills and put them into practice. Funny Theatre is designed to offer a challenge for both new and experienced performers and actors under the tutelage of experienced professionals.
Topics covered include improvisation, masks, physicality, voice projection, emotions, imagination, what makes an audience laugh and how to build on that magic something that makes each of us uniquely funny. Participants will learn how to work closely with other performers or solo on stage, whilst delving into their subconscious and enjoying the unexpected results. The course will focus on style and comic timing, the importance of staying natural in front of an audience and the perils of stereotyping and cheap laughs!
With an emphasis on creativity and fun, Funny Theatre will culminate in a live performance in front of invited friends, family and casting agents at the Lost Theatre in Wandsworth.
The course will be led by Keith Palmer, Director of the Comedy School.
THE 16 SESSION COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO TWO TERMS.
You may book for both terms or either term separately (Book Together to SAVE).
TERM 1: COMEDIC CLASSES
6 Weeks • Tuesdays 6.30-9.30pm
This 6 week evening course will focus on different comedy disciplines and techniques each week. The topics will be delivered by specialists within that field. Each session acts as an introduction to the topic, as well as a chance for those who already have experience to build on their skills and strengthen their abilities.
TERM 2: DEVISING COMEDY FOR THEATRE PERFORMANCE
• Character Comedy
• Physical Theatre
• Comedy Acting For Theatre
• Mask Work
10 Sessions + Showcase performance
This 10 Session course will be spent devising an original piece of theatre, to be performed in front of a paying audience at The Lost Theatre in Wandsworth. Everyone involved will have to be enthusiastic and confident about performing on stage. Participants will be encouraged to incorporate the skills they have covered in Term 1. The performance is a chance for all the actors taking part to showcase their creative talents and acting ability in a professional setting, and will be a perfect opportunity to invite friends, family and casting agents.
Tutor: Keith Palmer, Director of The Comedy School.
[The recommended minimum age for these courses 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.]
COST: TERM ONE:
Full cost: £350
Concessions: £320 (Concession for students, seniors, unemployed, Equity, Members of The Comedy School)
COST: TERM TWO:
Full cost: £250
Concessions: £220 (Concession for students, seniors, unemployed, Equity, Members of The Comedy School)
COST: BOTH TERMS BOOKED & PAID FOR TOGETHER:
Total Cost: £500 (Saving £100) :
You may book for both terms or either term separately
The number of participants is limited.
All applicants must include a brief explanation of why they would like to take part in the course.
If you are applying for "Term 2 Only", an interview may be necessary before acceptance into this course. We ask that you do not pay for the "Term 2 Only" course until we have confirmed your place.
Payments need to be made in full, in advance, before each term starts.
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Keith Palmer leads our Funny Theatre course.
Keith is Director of the Comedy School, which he founded in 1998, Keith Palmer has extensive experience as a producer, facilitator and consultant on the comedy circuit, in television and on arts educational projects.
He has been designing and directing arts, comedy, education and personal development programmes for over 20 years including The Prince's Trust, The Actors Centre, Actors Equity, The ICA, Arts Education, St Mary's University, The British American Drama Academy, Central School of Speech and Drama and the National Youth Theatre where he is an Associate Artist.
• A full refund for Each Term (less £30 adminstration charge) is available up to two weeks before each Term start date. There are no refunds available after that deadline.
• A full refund for Both Terms booked together (less £50 adminstration charge) is available up to two weeks before the Term One start date. There are no refunds available after that deadline.
• Regular attendance on the Term 2 course is essential to ensure inclusion in the Final Showcase.
• Your place will be booked on receipt of payment and you will be sent a receipt / confirmation.
The Comedy School
15 Gloucester Gate,
London, NW1 4HG.