The Actors Centre

Take Pains; Be Perfect

WHAT IS IT? Following its previous success this reintroduced workshop is a new course for actors wishing to enhance their comedic skills within the body of a company. HOW WILL IT WORK? You will work on extracts from various comedies, looking at precision, delivery, feeding and timing. Scripts will be provided, but ideally bring one short comic dialogue or monologue. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? You will gain confidence working within a company in all branches of comedy, both in theatre and television: including light comedy, black comedy, restoration, Shakespeare and farce You will also discover how essential teamwork is to a successful production. Price £30.


Ian Masters

Ian has worked in the industry for over 40 years as an actor and director. His directorial debut was at the Kings Head Theatre with a production, Beck that played a lunch time slot at the National Theatre, and a fringe play The Orange Penguin which won an award at the Edinburgh Festival. He went on to direct many national tours and theatre seasons, 20 productions at The Mill Theatre, Sonning, and 15 large commercial pantomimes. He has worked for Alan Ayckbourn and Ray Cooney directing many of their plays. His directorial career led him to direct a myriad of names from Mickey Rooney to Barbara Windsor. As an actor he was in the original production of Noises Off at the Savoy Theatre and played the lead in No Sex Please We're British at what is now the Novello Theatre.


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