Improvisation * Story Telling Characterisation * Mime * Games * Role Play Physical/Vocal Work * Sensory Work * Confidence Building
Work on "Emil & the Detectives"
YOUNG ACTORS’ WORKSHOPS
run by professional Actors
for 10-14 year olds
Summer Term Dates: 25th April - 4th July 2018
Wednesdays from 6.00 pm
– 7.30 pm at Kingston Methodist Hall,
Avenue Road, Kingston, KT1 2UJ
Fees: £100.00 for 10 weeks
Summer Holiday 1½ Day Workshop for 9-14 year olds
at Kingston Methodist Hall, KT1
Thursday 2nd August – 1.30 pm
– 4.30 pm & Friday 3 August – 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
We will be working on a piece
or pieces of comedy text, whether it be Shakespeare or Modern. There
would be no performance, just lots of character and text work, movement, games
and exercises to help build confidence when performing and learning how to
approach characters in text.
Texts Worked on to date
"Emil and the Detectives" - a great play for young people as they form a gang to catch the robber Mr Snow. Very physical work with great characters to play.
"Thirty Nine Steps" which has 250 characters to play. It's hilarious and the students are having such fun with creating such fun characters and using their bodies to create part of the set. Only 4 actors play the 250 characters so you have to keep your wits about you and learn to change emotions/body shapes/voices, literally at the drop of a hat.
Drama Workshops is a company run by Camilla
Vella and David
Hinton, who are professional actors,
providing drama workshops for children in Kingston and the surrounding areas since 2010. They have over 50 years’
experience between them covering the Classics, contemporary plays,
musical theatre, film and television work.
productions include eight shows with The
Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as The Globe Theatre, The Royal Court, the West
End, Farnham Repertory, European tours and British Council tours of South East Asia.
Luminaries worked with include Benedict
Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Cage,Stephen
Mangan, Emily Watson, as well as the writers Howard
Brenton, Peter Whelan, David Storey, Stephen Adley-Guirgis
and Christopher Fry. They run workshops at 12 schools and
provide their own private workshops during the school holidays and half terms.
will explore a variety of texts including Classics, Shakespeare and modern
plays. Using improvisation, physical games, movement, listening skills and storytelling we will work
on how to analyse, understand and develop characters within a play. We will also develop a weekly warm up session to
allow our students to become more aware and confident in using
their physical and vocal abilities. The classes are designed to be fun, without the
pressure of a public performance and to allow the students to express themselves
and to be themselves without being judged.
Along the way the students will also find out what it is really like to
be an actor from auditions to touring to finding work.
To book a place, please call Camilla on 07778 485 990 to check availability. Booking forms are on our Booking Forms page and payment can be made via our Online Payment section.