Adult Acting Classes

UP to Something Acting Troupe

Peartree Church Hall 

Wednesdays

19:30-21:30

Are you interested in drama and performance? Whether you’re a keen amateur, a total beginner, or a professional actor looking for further training, our adult drama class has something for everyone, in a fun and supportive weekly session.

Explore drama and performance and meet like-minded people at a sociable and enjoyable class.

The class takes place at Pear Tree Church Hall in Bitterne Park, Southampton.

Schedule

Over the coming weeks we are looking at classic plays and will be acting out short scenes from them. This will allow us to look at acting techniques more closely and how styles of plays affect acting choices. In later weeks there will be the option to pick a favourite and work on it in more detail, before auditions for The Village Fate, this years play for the One Act Play Festival. 

19th September

Antigone & Greek Theatre

A classic tragedy, with an excellent storyline. Greek Theatre was performed very differently to modern plays, in large amphitheatres. A great opportunity to explore classical acting and how to put a modern spin on an ancient text. 

26th September

Macbeth & Shakespeare

Shakespeare's texts can be a little daunting. In this class we will be looking at some techniques to understand and perform parts of one of the greatest Shakespeare texts - Macbeth. 

3rd October

Blood Wedding & Lorca

Moving across to a Spanish playwright - Lorca. His plays are very different, quite poetic but with meaty challenges for actors. Learn about a different style of performance and about 'duende', a quality needed to perform with authenticity. 

10th October

Comedy Performance Rehearsal

Run by the class, this week is for those rehearsing for the Comedy event in November - all welcome!

17th October

The Servant of Two Masters & Commedia 

Have you heard of One Man, Two Guvnors? That is based on this comedic play, with characters stemming from Commedia de'll arte. Heighted physicality, absurdity and comic timing are the focus of this class. 

24th October

Screen Acting Masterclass - TBC - Please notes this class is £15 for the session.

Actor Duncan McInnes leads a Screen Acting Masterclass. 

31st October

Look Back in Anger & Kitchen Sink Theatre

This play completely changed UK theatre, and gave us the phrase 'kitchen sink drama'. A naturalistic play with gritty characters and intricate emotions. 

7 November

Blood Brothers

This fantastically dramatic play, with some great songs provides a challenge for actors performing a character from 5 years old to 35 years old.  A favourite play of mine! 

14th November

Scene Work

A set of three classes, picking scenes from plays we've looked at this term and rehearsing them in detail. 

21st November

Scene Work

A set of three classes, picking scenes from plays we've looked at this term and rehearsing them in detail. Focusing on staging this week. 

28th November

Scene Work

A set of three classes, picking scenes from plays we've looked at this term and rehearsing them in detail. Focusing on being able to self-direct this week, before performing to the group. 

5th December

Village Fate

Exploring our Spring play, The Village Fate with auditions at the end of the session for specific parts. 

12th December

Rehearsal - Village Fate

9th January 

Rehearsal - Village Fate

Prices

The class is a pay as you go, drop in class. It is £10 a session. 

You are very welcome to just come down and join us, there is no need to book, however if you have any questions, please email me. 

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