Haymarket offers new acting courses

Published June 12, 2009

The Theatre Royal Haymarket Company is giving budding young actors the chance to train and perform on a West End stage this summer.

Teens aged 15-18 can join a week’s acting course (13-17 July) in which they will help produce a piece of theatre that will challenge and hone their skills. The course focuses on developing participants’ technical ability and looks at voice, movement, characterisation, text analysis and improvisation. The Theatre Royal Haymarket’s Associate Director Lloyd Wood, who is also a RADA tutor, will be involved in teaching the students, while professionals from West End and fringe theatres will be on hand to give masterclasses throughout the week.

Later in the summer (3-7 August) children aged 8-12 get the chance to show off their skills with an acting course in which students will rehearse and produce a piece of theatre in five days. Previous experience is not necessary, though participants must have bags of enthusiasm for the activities, which aim to develop their technical ability and confidence before a showcase performance on the final day.

The workshops are run by the education arm of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company. For more information, prices and to book a place, contact Alice Driver on 0207 389 9662 or visit www.trh.co.uk

Currently playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket is Beckett’s Waiting For Godot (pictured), starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, which will be followed in the autumn by a new stage adaptation of Truman Capote’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

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