Events

Denis Lawson - Surviving Actors 2015

Experienced actor Denis Lawson (New Tricks, Local Hero, Bleak House) draws on his years of experience to provide an accessible insight into acting for film and TV. Join Denis in this practical workshop where he will have you up on your feet!

There will also be time at the end for Q&A on acting for camera, whether in a drama series, soap, sitcom or film. Denis will take the actor’s point of view, offering encouragement & enlightenment, as well as being candid about some of the more inane procedures!

Denis will be signing copies of his book The Actor and the Camera after the workshop. To book tickets for this session, click here.

Book:
The Actor and the Camera

Contributor/Speaker:
Denis Lawson

Date:  Saturday 7th February 2015 11.30am
Location:  Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London

Andrew Tidmarsh - Surviving Actors 2015

A seminar for actors who want to develop a ‘can do’ attitude to their profession in the face of rejection and intense competition. This seminar will suggest ways of feeling empowered, sustaining belief and realistically carving out a career.

Led by Andrew Tidmarsh, the co-author of An Attitude for Acting: How to Survive (and Thrive) as an Actor. Andrew will be signing copies of his book after the session. To book tickets, click here.

Book:
An Attitude for Acting - How to Survive (and Thrive) as an Actor

Contributor/Speaker:
Andrew Tidmarsh

Date:  Saturday 7th February 2015 5.15pm
Location:  Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London

Max Stafford-Clark - Surviving Actors 2015

Drawing directly on his own extensive experience, Max Stafford-Clark, founding director of acclaimed touring company, Out of Joint, gives a masterclass on running a theatre company in the new era of austerity.

He’ll look at the latest changes in Arts Council policy and explore how theatre-makers can respond to them.

Max will be signing copies of his latest book, Journal of the Plague Year, after the session. To book tickets, click here.

Book:
Journal of the Plague Year

Contributor/Speaker:
Max Stafford-Clark

Date:  Saturday 7th February 2015 3.30pm
Location:  Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London

Michael Pavelka - IdeasTap

Join award-winning theatre designer Michael Pavelka, founder member of Propeller Theatre and author of So You Want To Be A Theatre Designer?, for an exploration of what theatre designers do. An IdeasTap Spa event on Thursday 12 Feb, 7pm-9pm.

Book:
So You Want To Be A Theatre Designer?

Date:  Thursday 12th February 2015 7.00pm
Location:  IdeasTap, London Bridge, London

Andy Johnson - Tackling Drama School Auditions

Andy Johnson, experienced actor, director and drama teacher and author of The Excellent Audition Guide, will be hosting workshops on auditioning and the application process at Perform in London, in association with DramaUK.

Covering everything from choosing monologues and brushing up vocal skills to being true to yourself and making fear your friend, this is an invaluable session for anyone thinking of applying for drama school.

Part of the 'PERFORM talks' series.

Saturday 14 February from 10.45 - 11.30.

Repeated Sunday 15 February from 13.45 - 14.30.

Following the workshop Andy will be available for 1-to-1 advisory sessions. These sessions are strictly limited and must be booked in advance.

Book:
The Excellent Audition Guide

Dates:  Saturday 14th February 2015 to Sunday 15th February 2015
Location:  Perform, Olympia, London

Tanya Ronder on Dara - NT Platform

Playwright Tanya Ronder talks about her adaptation of Dara with director Nadia Fall in a National Theatre Platform on Wednesday 18 March at 6pm.

Book:
Dara

Date:  Wednesday 18th March 2015 6.00pm
Location:  National Theatre, London

Sam Holcroft on Rules for Living - NT Platform

Playwright Sam Holcroft talks about her new play, Rules for Living, with director Marianne Elliott in a National Theatre Platform on Thursday 26 March at 6.30pm.

Book:
Rules for Living

Date:  Thursday 26th March 2015 6.30pm
Location:  National Theatre, London

Antony Sher - NT Platform

Antony Sher talks to Sue MacGregor about his new book Year of the Fat Knight, on his experience of playing Falstaff.

Book:
Year of the Fat Knight - The Falstaff Diaries

Date:  Wednesday 6th May 2015 2.30pm
Location:  National Theatre, London