The organisers of the Masterclass season at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket have announced their Autumn season.
Masterclass presents a series of events with great artists covering acting, directing, writing, musical theatre, design and production. Masterclass exists for young people interested in theatre, giving precedence to those between 16 - 25 years. Also welcome are mature students and those who are looking to change their career. A limited number of seats can be made available for other spectators and interested individuals.
September 25 - Denis Lawson
From Stage to Film. A practical event exploring the techniques of changing a performance from theatre to film.
September 27 - Nigel Planer
A practical session exploring concepts of what makes something funny - or not! October 4 - Maria Friedman
Due to popular demand, Miss Friedman returns to Masterclass to work with three graduate students, taking them through their paces on audition songs and exploring how to develop the song into a full performance.
October 8 - Sharman MacDonald
A talk and discussion session on the craft of the playwright from the winner of the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright.
October 9 - Maureen Lipman
Keeping the Channels Open. This is an event on comic theatre, including a workshop on comic audition pieces as Miss Lipman works with two graduate students.
October 16 - Geoffrey Colman
Drama Schools: What Do They Want?!. An invaluable and information-packed event with the Head of Acting at Central School of Speech & Drama.
November 8 - Michael Frayn
A talk and discussion session on writing. You lead the session with your questions.
November 12 - Shelagh Stephenson
A talk-based event with discussion time and a potential focus on writing dialogue and how to make it work.
November 13 - Matthew Bourne
The choreographer and Artistic Director of 'Adventures in Motion Pictures' is here to discuss his craft and answer your questions.
November 15 - Thelma Holt
A-Z of Producing. One of the country's leading producers, Miss Holt will explain the complexities of her role and how a play makes its journey from an initial idea to a finished production.
November 19 - Deborah Warner
A practical event where Miss Warner will work with graduate students and young actors.
November 29 - Arnold Wesker
A talk followed by a reading from Whatever Happened to Betty Lemon? which will provide the chance to hear how Mr Wesker works as illustrated through the text.
December 4 - Zoe Wanamaker
A talk and discussion format event.
December 6 - Lee Hall
Changing Minds. An exploration of the role of the writer in the creation process and how drama can be used to persuade an audience of alternative points of view.
Events begin at 2:30 PM and last around two hours.
You can book online or for further information click here