Acting for Stage & Screen Course

Grow your performance craft, both on stage and screen, in our new weekly acting course, led by Artistic Director, James Williams. Learn a variety of acting techniques, used on and off camera, experiment with script and voice work and gain the feedback you need to elevate your acting skills in a relaxed, fun and welcoming environment which is open to all.

The course builds towards you filming your very own showreel and also performing on stage at The Blue Orange Theatre. This showcase is the perfect opportunity to invite friends, family and other guests to see the work you’ve been doing.

Class time: Thursday evenings 6.30pm – 8pm

Term 1 – Thursday 1st October – Thursday 10th December 2020 (10 weeks, no session 29th October).

This is a three-term course, newcomers are very welcome to join at the start of any term.

Cost: £160 per term – 10 Sessions. Early Bird tickets (£140) are available until 27th September and places are strictly limited.

The course will be led by our expert facilitators who have a vast amount of professional experience within the industry. They will support you in your learning experience in order to develop your skills in a way that best suits you.

If you haven’t been on stage since school or have always held a secret dramatic desire, this course is the perfect place for you to give acting a whirl. You may also be an experienced actor already, looking to refresh your skills and experience new approaches; the course is tailored to the specific group and our tutors are experts in delivering a course to meet your own personal goals.

Topics covered generally include:

  • Using environment, character and objectives to explore text.
  • Freeing emotion and finding connection with other actors.
  • Exploring the use of the voice and body in acting.
  • Finding the playfulness, fun and spontaneity in performing.
  • Building confidence for performance.
  • Rehearsing scenes from plays, TV and film scripts.
  • Being truthful in imaginary circumstances.

You will receive constructive feedback throughout with weekly chances to perform. Guest tutors from many areas of the industry will also join from time to time.

To contact us for more information, please call 0121 212 2643 or click here.

Book Term 1 now to start from the beginning of the course!

Early Bird price available until 27th September.

Headshot of James Williams - Director, Agent, Producer

Acting Coach – James Williams

James is an international acting and voice coach with extensive experience of helping actors at all stages of their career to develop their craft and grow as performers in a relaxed and supportive environment. Originally from London, where he still runs a successful Covent Garden agency, James’ directing credits include work with the National Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre, Oxford Playhouse and numerous others.

Last year, James was appointed as Artistic Director of JW Theatres who now operate The Blue Orange and is the director of many in-house productions. James has been coaching for over 12 years and his experience includes panto, plays, musical theatre, film, TV, new writing, Shakespeare and more.