Kathryn Wolfe

Kathryn Wolfe had a twenty-five-year career as a TV director on top BBC and ITV shows. Since 2003 she has taught hundreds of aspiring presenters and launched countless careers with her training company Pukka Presenting. She was Senior Lecturer in Media Performance and Course Leader in TV Production at the University of Bedfordshire from 2006 to 2018. Kathryn is a presenting coach, video presenter, narrator and newsreader.

So You Want To Be A TV Presenter?

Alexandra Wood

Alexandra Wood is a UK playwright whose plays include: an adaptation of Kate Summerscale's The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (Watermill Theatre, 2023); The Tyler Sisters (Hampstead Theatre, 2019); The Human Ear (Paines Plough, 2015); Ages (Old Vic New Voices); an English version of Manfred Karge's Man to Man (Wales Millennium Centre); Merit (Theatre Royal Plymouth, 2015); The Initiate (Paines Plough, 2014; winner of Scotsman Fringe First); an adaptation of Jung Chang's Wild Swans (ART/Young Vic); The Empty Quarter (Hampstead Theatre, 2013); The Centre (Islington Community Theatre); Decade (co-writer, Headlong); Unbroken (Gate Theatre, London, 2009); The Lion's Mouth (Royal Court Rough Cuts); The Eleventh Capital (Royal Court Theatre, London, 2007) and the radio play Twelve Years (BBC Radio 4).

She is a winner of the George Devine Award (for The Eleventh Capital) and was the Big Room Playwright-in-residence at Paines Plough in 2013.

The Eleventh Capital
The Empty Quarter
The Initiate
The Human Ear
The Tyler Sisters
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist authors of the twentieth century. Her novels include Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928).

Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando

Julian Woolford

Julian Woolford is a theatre director, playwright and lyricist, based in the UK and working internationally. Julian's productions have been seen in the West End, off-Broadway and in Europe, and he has directed many British national tours and productions in regional theatres, including the hugely successful 2010 national tour of Oklahoma! starring Marti Webb. He is the Head of MA Musical Theatre at GSA/University of Surrey.

Julian Woolford
How Musicals Work

Victoria Worsley

Victoria Worsley is a qualified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method, with decades of experience of working as an actor, movement director and theatre-maker. She teaches Feldenkrais in drama schools, at the Actors Centre in London, and for other performance companies and organisations, as well as coaching actors on an individual basis.

Victoria Worsley
Feldenkrais for Actors

John Wright

John Wright is an award-winning international teacher and theatre-maker. He co-founded Trestle Theatre Company in 1980 and Told by an Idiot in 1993. He has worked on a string of productions and projects extending over three decades in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and the UK, where his work has been seen at the National Theatre, the RSC, the Royal Court, the Almeida and the Royal Opera House.

He was granted a Greater London Arts Award for his contribution to professional training; and his belief that teaching is the greatest source of learning has enabled his ideas to be shaped and moulded by generations of students. He pioneered the teaching of Clown at university level and was one of the first people in the country to offer courses in devising.

He is the author of two books, Why Is That So Funny?: A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy and Playing the Mask: Acting Without Bullshit.

John Wright
Why Is That So Funny?
Playing the Mask

Nicholas Wright

Nicholas Wright is a leading British playwright. His plays include: 8 Hotels (Minerva Theatre, Chichester, 2019); an adaptation of Patrick Hamilton's novel The Slaves of Solitude (Hampstead Theatre, 2017); an adaptation of Pat Barker's novel Regeneration (Royal & Derngate, Northampton, 2014); Travelling Light (National Theatre, 2012); The Last of the Duchess (Hampstead Theatre, 2011); Rattigan's Nijinsky (Chichester Festival Theatre, 2011); The Reporter (National Theatre, 2007); a version of Emile Zola's Therese Raquin (National Theatre, 2006); an adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials (National Theatre, 2003-4); Vincent In Brixton (National Theatre, 2002; winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play); a version of Luigi Pirandello's Naked (Almeida Theatre, 1998); and Mrs Klein (National Theatre & West End, 1988).

His writing about the theatre includes Changing Stages: A View of British Theatre in the Twentieth Century, co-written with Richard Eyre.

Nicholas Wright
Mrs Klein
Rattigan's Nijinsky
The Last of the Duchess
Travelling Light
John Gabriel Borkman
Nicholas Wright: Five Plays
Vincent in Brixton
Three Sisters
His Dark Materials