Workshops & Education

Workshops and courses

Physical Characterisation workshop


Friday, 15th November 2013 14.30-17.30 pm

During this workshop we will explore how to use Archetypes as an acting tool to help develop immediate versatility in characterisation. Using a number of Archetypes you will learn how to approach them through both a trigger line and specific parts of the body. This will be a useful tool and starting point when working on a monologue or on a character for a theatre role. The work is also a solid and immediate technique to use in TV and film work.

The workshop is at at the Actors centre 1A Tower street WC1

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Feedback from previous workshops:

‘I thought the workshop was extremely useful for me in terms of using my body and physicality to free up text and characterisation. The exercises and techniques explored were taught with great depth yet great flexibility’.

Shubham Saraf, actor

‘I really found the workshop useful. It offered me a highly informative approach to understanding physical attributes of characterisation. It helped free me from internalising my preparation process and gave me the tools to bring text to life in interesting and challenging new ways’.

Adam Deane, actor

Storytelling and Jewish Folktales 

Dates: 7th, 14th, 28th November and 5th December.

A four session course that will combine the practice and theory of storytelling in a fun and engaging way. The course will run at the NewNorth London Reform Synagogue. Please click on the link above for more information.


Storytelling course

In October-Nevember 2012 we ran a five weeks Storytelling course in West Hampstead. The course included five sessions that looked at:

  • Basic skills of storytelling.
  • Some understanding of narrative structure
  • An appreciation of traditional tales
  • Experience in telling a story and engaging an audience

The course culminated in a Locally Sourced evening with class participants each telling a story to an audience of friends and neighbours. It took place on the 26 November at Brioche café in West Hampstead. 

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Previous education projects


A transition project for primary/secondary schools funded by Camden’s Extended Services, held in the spring and summer terms of 2010. Using storytelling, drama and film to facilitate and support Year 6 pupils from the two schools in a creative and meaningful exploration of their transition into secondary school within the larger context of ‘Transition’ as a whole.
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A series of educational workshops held in conjunction with the Identities photographic exhibition at the London Jewish Museum in July 2006. Through drama-based work, students had the opportunity to develop their response to the photographs and wider themes inspired by the exhibition, as well as explore issues around cultural diversity.
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