The Actors Centre

The Craft of Acting: Finding the Inner Key

WHAT IS IT? This short three-part course is designed to give you the keys to unlock truthful inner-life when developing characterisation. HOW WILL IT WORK? As well as ‘method’ techniques exploring motivation, objective and backstory; you will draw inspiration from the external and abstract world as stimulus to create the inner and physical lives of characters. Improvisation is a tool with which you can find the ‘key’ to the character - a way to feel comfortable and at one with the person you are wanting to ‘be’. Knowing what key to use opens their inner world for you. Exploring ways into the inner life: finding the different keys, or ways into character, is the main purpose of this course. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? A practical set of tools designed to unlock a deep sense of truth and belief when developing character. Engaging in this way with the craft of acting can make all of the difference when auditioning, or performing. Price: £54


This workshop runs over 3 days

October 25, 26, 27


Jason Riddington

Jason began his screen career playing Hareton Earnshaw in Peter Kosminsky's Wuthering. Major TV performances include Dr Rob Khalefa in Casualty, Ashley Davies in Inspector Morse, EastEnders, A Touch of Frost, Berlin Breaks, Bugs, Second Thoughts, The Bill, Family Affairs, Highlander and most recently, Luther and Birds of a Feather. Film credits include King Lear, Where There’s Smoke, The Five Wives and Lives of Melvyn Pfferberg, Wondering Eyes, Motherland (also writer) and Switchin’. Theatre credits include the title roles in Hamlet and Macbeth, as well as The Lion in Winter, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Wuthering Heights, The Beggar’s Opera and 12 Angry Men. Jason has been a practitioner and teacher of Quigong for over 20 years and currently teaches acting techniques at Associated Studios and East 15.


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