The Actors Centre

Comedy Is A Serious Business

WHAT IS IT? A workshop to explore and improve the particular skills needed for comedy both on stage and on screen with an experienced BAFTA-nominated actress. HOW WILL IT WORK? Using comedy scenes from stage plays and TV situation comedies you will have the opportunity to work on and hone your comedic skills in a safe and supportive environment. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? The workshop gives you the opportunity to evaluate your "comedy chops" and work on creating comedic character and comedy business. Price: £30.


Maggie Ollerenshaw

As an actress Maggie is chiefly known as Wavy Mavis in the iconic television comedy series Open All Hours and has been BAFTA nominated for best comedy performance in Last of the Summer Wine and as best supporting actress in the film Pierrepoint. She has recorded numerous audio books ranging from Mrs Gaskell's Mary Barton to Lynda La Plante's Prime Suspect series and from the gritty crime novels of Peter Lovesey and the Liverpool sagas of Maureen Lee to books by Susan Hill and Jane Gardam.


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