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To book:

Card payments taken at the start of the class. 

Address:

UP Studios

Unit 6 Compass Point

Ensign Way

Hamble

SO31 4RA

These classes are suitable for all experience levels from keen amateur performers, professional actors and those who are new to performance. 

After a two year hiatus, our popular Adult Acting Classes, hosted by our Artistic Director, Rosanna Sloan, are back!

If you are looking for drop-in acting classes led by a theatre professional, this is the group for you!

Expect:

- The chance to enhance your acting skills

- To meet a warm, welcoming community of like-minded people

- The opportunity to take part in exciting public performances at a variety of venues, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

If you have any further questions, or would like to get in touch about these classes - please email rosanna@unexpectedplaces.co.uk.

Upcoming Classes

07 June - Directing

 

Tips and techniques for how to direct a scene, structure rehearsals and discuss the role of the director. 

14 June - Clowning 

 

Physical comedy is a key skill for any ‘clown’. This workshop will take the group through some great techniques to bring out physical comedy in a performance.

21 June - Skits and Sketches

 

Using the lessons of the week before, the group will create non verbal skits, giving the opportunity to use these skills in action and devise original situations and characters.

28 June - Walkabout Acts

 

A walkabout act is a staple in street theatre. Learn about what they are, examples of them and some basics on how to create an effective walkabout act. This lesson will cover improv, clowning and character creation. There is an opportunity to perform these at The Light UP Festival on 16th July.

05 July - Walkabout Acts

 

Continuing the work from the week before, adding, improving and testing out ideas for engaging walkabout acts. There is an opportunity to perform these at The Light UP Festival on 16th July.

12 July

Walkabout Acts

 

Continuing the work from the week before, adding, improving and testing out ideas for engaging walkabout acts. There is an opportunity to perform these at The Light UP Festival on 16th July.

19 July - The Power of Pauses

 

Taking a look at a piece of work by Samuel Beckett, the group will be taken through different types of pauses, how to perform them and unlock their power. 

26 July - A Game within a Play

 

This week we will explore how games can be used outside of warm ups to create engaging and always fresh scenes. 

2nd Aug - Exploring Scripts

 

In this session we will be exploring three different scripts, with the aim of selecting one to performin November.

 

9th Aug -Tackling the Text - The Basics

 

Taking training from Barbara Houseman, we will look at some techniques to get to know a new text.

30 Aug - Handling Modern Text

 

Taking training from Barbara Houseman, we will look at some techniques of how to approach modern text. 

6 Sep - Building Your Character

 

Taking training from Barbara Houseman and Stanislavski we will cover a range of exercises to help you find your character.

13 Sep - Identifying Your Characters Backstory and Objectives

20 Sep - Exploring the Internal Dynamics of a Scene

Sep & Oct & Nov

Rehearsals

 

Each week we will be rehearsing our chosen text whilst picking up new skills and tools for your actors toolkit. Performance date TBC (early Nov)

22nd Nov

Group Trip to Othello by Frantic Assembly at MAST

Nov/Dec

Getting comfortable with Shakespeare. So often we are put off from school and bad experiences with understanding Shakespeare - but there is another way! We will help you rediscover the Bard and a plethora of techniques to feel comfortable performing classical text.