THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE
I am so thrilled to announce that The Actors Class has been nominated for the 'Training Institute Award' through Industry Minds. We are so honoured to be nominated & in such good Company. Thank you Industry Minds!
FINISHING UP 2020
We have now finished running our Courses for the year. Our main Courses included 3 Foundations & 1 Intermediate, which ran Oct - Dec. We trained 48 Actors over these 4 Courses. The Actors did brilliantly well, we trained with social distancing guidelines in place & it was joyous that through this turbulent year we could complete these Courses.
We finish up the year with the Alumni also - We have run The Actors Class Gym for our Alumni - One off Workshops to keep them fit & focused. These workshops were on Zoom & worked brilliantly.
* The Actors Class in Conversation: With Olivier Award Winner Actress Sheila Atim
* A fantastic Wellbeing talk with lead councillor Mary Birch through Company Industry Minds - So important to address mental health through these times.
* The Hub - A week long experience, including talks on wellbeing, free flow writing, an online theatre date, tasks set each day & culminating in a Monologue Roulette session. This was a very special week.
* Writing your own Monologue Session
* And lastly a Self Tape Challenge, over the course of a week, led by James Doherty. 3 self tapes, with notes, ending in a group session. A fantastic week.
OCT - DEC COURSES
Thrilled to announce that we will be running 3 Foundation Courses & 1 Intermediate Course from Oct - Dec. We will be training at the Wildcard Theatre Company in Bond Street.
WE HAVE A NEW HOME!
Absolutely thrilled to announce that we will now be training at The Wildcard Theatre Company's Studio's in Bond Street! We have the top floor. It is a wonderful space & we're so excited to begin our next Courses here.
OCT - DEC 2020 COURSES
The Applications for our Oct - Dec Courses are now closed, thank you to everyone who applied.
If you would like to join us in the future, then please email over your Spotlight Link or CV & Headshot - We are also asking everyone to tape a 2 min contemporary monologue from a play & email it over as a self tape. Thank you, we appreciate your time.
THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEXT COURSES
We will be running 2 Advanced Courses from April - June 2019.
These Courses are now full. There are so many returning Actors Class Members who have completed past Intermediate Courses, that there were very few places for new students. Hopefully we will be able to get more of you on our waiting list on board soon! And to those of you returning, I can't wait to start our work again.
COURSES WILL NOW TAKE A BREAK
Artistic Director Mary Doherty is now performing as Bonnie in 'Come From Away' in the West End at the Phoenix Theatre. Courses will now take a break, no future dates have been announced as of yet. Keep your eyes peeled on here, on twitter, for when the next courses are announced.
Charlotte Law will play Shelley in 'In Basildon' alongside Lucy Benjamin at Queens Theatre in Hornchurch
Alex Britt will play William in 'My Dad's Gap Year' alongside Michelle Collins at The Park Theatre
Kwami Odoom has been Cast in World Premiere of 'The Half God of Rainfall' a Co - Production between Birmingham Rep / Fuel Theatre / Kiln Theatre
Rebekah Murrell reprises her role of Anita in 'Nine Night' following a run at The National Theatre, now transfers to Trafalgar Studio's
Liv Warden receives 5 star reviews for her debut play 'Anomaly' at the Old Red Lion
Andy Skipper & Lousie Waller co-write & perform in 'Floaters' at the Old Red Lion
Evie Beaven will play Edmund in 'King Lear' at the Blockley Jack Theatre
Jessica Brindle will join the Cast of 'Top Girls' at The National Theatre
Simeon Blake-Hall will play Swiss Cheese in 'Mother Courage & her Children' at the Royal Exchange, Manchester
Josie Richardson joins the Cast of Hades Town at the National Theatre, as Understudy Eurydice
Hebe Beardsall plays Verity in Amazon Prime Season 2 of Lore
Jason Kajdi will play John in The Park Theatre's 'Peter Pan' & will reprise his role as Hugo in 'Aspects of Love' in the transfer to Southwark Playhouse
Louise Waller will play Michelle in Denis Kelly's 'Debris' at Theatre N16
Hannah Hutch in 'Call The Midwife'
Willy Hudson in self written 1 man show sold out run at the Soho Theatre
3 Alumni now in 'Poldark' Fia Oxenham, Lily Dodsworth Evans & Ellise Chappell
Rob Dukes in Short Film 'The Code'
Daisy Fairclough as Madison in Season 2 of Sky One Comedy 'Living the Dream'
THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE NEXT COURSES
Industry Course with Showcase (Alumni Only)
20th Aug - 22nd Oct 2018
2 Intermediate Courses
18th August - 20th Oct 2018
COURSES WILL TAKE A BREAK UNTIL JULY/AUG 2018
Artistic Director Mary Doherty will be Performing as Elizabeth Proctor in 'The Crucible' & Charlotte Malcolm in 'A Little Night Music' at the Storyhouse Theatre until July 8th 2018. So all Courses will take a break until late July/early August.
2018 ALUMNI NEWS
Big Congrats to our Alumni:
Stephanie Summers who will play Mummy in 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End this Summer.
Jay Mailer & Laurie Ogden who join the NYT REP Company.
Alex Britt who will play Wesley in 'Eastenders'.
Liam Steward-George who will play PC Webber in 'This Country'.
Rebekah Murrell who joins the Cast of 'Nine Night' at The National Theatre.
Willy Hudson who joins the Cast of 'Peter Pan' at Regents Park Open Air Theatre.
Hannah Hutch who joins the Cast of 'Macbeth' as one of the Witches, at The National Theatre.
Molly Jackson Shaw who joins the Cast of 'Witness for the Prosecution' at the London County Hall Theatre.
Alice Brittain who joins the Cast of Sebastian Faulks's 'Birdsong' on the UK Tour, playing Marguerite.
Jason Kajdi who joins the Cast of 'Assassins' at The Pleasance Theatre, playing the Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald.
COURSES WILL NOW TAKE A BREAK UNTIL APRIL 2018
Artistic Director Mary Doherty joins the Cast of 'Girl From the North Country' for its West End Transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre. So Courses will now take a break until late April 2018.
HUGE CONGRATS TO OUR ALUMNA REBEKAH MURRELL WHO IS CAST AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE
Massive Congrats to our Alumna Rebekah Murrell who has been Cast in 'Nine Night' at The National Theatre, in the Dorfman. Dir by JMK Award Winner Roy Alexander Weise.
THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FULL SHOWCASE CAST HAVE NOW BEEN SIGNED!
Emily Coates & Josie Richardson Sign with Hamilton Hodell
Molly Jackson Shaw Signs with CAM
Aislinn De'Ath Signs with BMA Artists
Jonny Burman Signs with PMA London
James Bryant, Evangeline Beaven, Louise Waller, Luke McCulloch, Andrew Skipper & Jake William Francis Sign with Second Skin Agency
THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR SEPT - NOV COURSES
We will be running 1 Advanced Course, 1 Intermediate and 2 Foundation Courses from Sept - Nov.
To Apply - Please Email your Spotlight Link or Cv & Headshot to:
EXCITING NEWS - NATIONAL THEATRE - *2!
Huge Congrats to our Alumna Hannah Hutch who joins the Cast of 'Common' at The National Theatre. Hannah will be in the Ensemble and Understudy 'Eggy Tom'.
Huge Congrats to our Kwami Odoom, who has been Cast as Ethan in 'Barber Shop Chronicles' at The National Theatre.
OUR HOUSE UK TOUR
Huge Congrats to our Alumnus Jason Kajdi who will play the lead Joe Casey on the UK Tour of 'Our House'
NYT REP 2017
Thrilled to announce that this year 2 of our Actors will join the NYT Rep Company, Megan Burke and Leah Gaffey. A huge opportunity of training, mentorship and West End Rep Season. Huge Congrats to you both!
We are very excited to be exhibiting at the fantastic Surviving Actors Expo on Saturday 4th February. We'd love to meet as many of you as possible! It's a great event - With lots of brilliant exhibitors, not to mention great seminars, workshops and castings. Hope to see you there!
OUR ALUMNI HAVE BEEN BUSY!
Film & Tv inc: The lead in Sky 1’s Christmas Day Drama 2016: The Last Dragonslayer, Mum's List Feature Film, New Blood, Outlander, Broken BBC, Wonder Woman Feature Film, Father Brown BBC, Forgiveness Feature US, Les Miserables Feature Film, The Evermoor Chronicles Disney, The Lodge Disney, Game of Thrones, Humans, Cradle to the Grave, Silent Witness, Casualty, Holby City, Doctors, Radges, Obsession Dark Desires US, Emmerdale, Ripper Film,
Theatre inc: Barber Shop Chronicles: The National Theatre, Common: The National Theatre, Faust *2: Watermill Theatre, Don Juan in Soho: Wyndhams, Ode to Leeds: West Yorkshire Playhouse, The White Devil: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at The Globe, Three Sisters : Union Theatre, Tommy: UK Tour, The Distance: The Orange Tree/Sheffield Crucible, The Crucible: The Old Vic, Confessional: Southwark Playhouse, Promises Promises Southwark Playhouse, Jane Wenham The Witch of Walkern: The Arcola, Midsummer Nights Dream/Doctor Scroggys' War/Tis Pity She's a Whore: Shakespeare's Globe/The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Mary Poppins International Tour, Knock Knock: Old Red Lion, West Side Story: Kilburn Park, Bit of Sunshine: Edinburgh Fringe, Women Centre Stage: Hampstead Theatre, The Time of your Life: Gecko, Result: Pleasance Theatre, Skriker: Manchester Royal Exchange, Made in Dagenham: Adelphi, Coriolanus/Winters Tale/Comedy of Errors: Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, Bedroom Farce: Windsor Rep, Harry: Written & performed - N16 Balham, The State We're In: Theatre 503, A Year From Now; Tristan Bates
JAN - MARCH COURSES POSTPONED
Our Jan - March Courses will be postponed until later into 2017 as Artistic Director Mary Doherty will be performing in Twelfth Night at The National Theatre. Keep eyes open here and on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram, for future dates and schedule of Courses!
OCT - DEC 2016 COURSES NOW FULL
Our Oct - Dec Courses are now full; If you would like to apply to join the reserve list, Please Email your Spotlight Link or CV & Headshot to:
OCT - DEC 2016 COURSES
Thrilled to announce our next Courses at The Actors Class will run from Oct - Dec and will consist of 3 Intermediate Courses and 1 Advanced.
You can read 2 Interviews with The Artistic Director of The Actors Class, Mary, here:
In the 'How to' section of The Stage on Showcases, for John Byrne:
For Alumni student Caitlyn Daroy as part of her Totally Honest Writings:
SHOWCASE CAST NEWS:
Thrilled that so many of our Actors were signed by Agents at this years Showcase:
Mollie Lambert Signed by Cole Kitchenn
Reuben Davies Signed by Cole Kitchenn
Natasha Kaeda Signed by Cole Kitchenn
Rob Dukes signed by Byrons Management
Libby O'Leary Signed by Byrons Management
Katie Cherry Signed by PMA
Isabella Whiteman Signed by MPA
Isabella Stargardter Signed by MPA
Matthew Curnier Signed by Mrs Jordan Associates
Nick Ezra Signed by ABA Management
Willy Hudson who was offered a number of Signings but has decided to train first at the Oxford School of Drama
To our Ellise Chappell who will star in Sky 1's Christmas Film 'The Last Dragonslayer'
THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR JULY - SEPTEMBER 2016 COURSES!
We will be running 3 Foundation Courses and 1 Intermediate Course from July - Sept 2016.
To Apply - Please Email your Spotlight Link or Headshot and Cv to
NYT REP COMPANY NEWS!
Big Congrats to 3 of our students who will be in this years NYT Rep Company -
Well done you three!
THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW ASSISTANT!
Evie Beaven will be joining the team as our new Assistant.
To contact Evie please Email:
Our Showcase on Thursday March 10th 2016 went brilliantly. We were incredibly proud of the work our amazing 14 Actors did in the 10 weeks of the Industry Course leading up to the Showcase.
The feedback from the Show was fantastic.
Our Audience inc:
Agents such as Independent, Troika and Tavistock Wood and Casting Directors such as The National, The RSC, The Donmar.
So exciting for these 14 Actors to show their work to these top Industry Professionals. A wonderful opportunity at the start of their careers and such exciting things ahead.
APRIL - JUNE 2016 COURSES ALL FULL:
Our April - June 2016 Courses are now all full. We are really looking forward to working with these 62 Actors!
To apply to join us on our July - September Courses please Email your Spotlight Link or Headshot and CV to
The Actors Class has a new Assistant! Excited to announce who soon!
LOTS OF EXCITING AGENT NEWS!
Alumni Corbin Furstenburg has signed with Curtis Brown
Alumni Hannah Hutch has signed with Cole Kitchenn
Alumni Lauren Lyle after training with NYT Rep Company has signed with Markham Froggatt & Irwin
Alumni Ellise Chappell after training with NYT Rep Company has signed with Independent Talent
Alumni Oscar Porter Brentford after training with NYT Rep Company has signed with Eamonn Bedford
Alumni Jason Imlach after training with NYT Reg Company has signed with Amanda Howard Associates
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR OUR APRIL-JUNE 2016 COURSES:
Please Email your Spotlight Link or Headshot and Cv to -
OUR JAN - MARCH 2016 COURSES ARE NOW FULL!
CONGRATUALTIONS TO ALUMNI FOR NYT REP SEASON:
Big Congrats to 4 of our Alumni - Lauren Lyle, Ellise Chappell,
Oscar Porter-Brentford & Jason Imlach for such a successful run of shows for the NYT Rep Company at The Ambassadors Theatre
THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR JAN - MARCH 2016 COURSES:
Industry Course with Showcase (Alumni only)
2 Intermediate Courses
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR OUR JAN-MARCH 2016 COURSES:
Please Email your Spotlight Link or Cv & Headshot to:
OUR OCT-DEC 2015 COURSES ARE NOW FULL
We are really looking forward to working with these 60 Actors
THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR SEPT - DEC 2015 COURSES
We will be running 2 Foundation and 2 Intermediate Courses from Sept/Oct - Dec.
Please Email Spotlight Link or Headshot and Cv to:
Student Drama School Success:
Thrilled that so many of our students have been successful in getting in to Drama School! We now have students training at:
The Best Way to Join Us is to get on our Waiting List!
Email your Cv and Headshot or Spotlight Link to
Our June - August Courses are now all full!
Looking forward to working with these 60 Actors. Lots returning and lots new.
Thrilled to Announce ourJune - August Courses
Foundation 1 - Mondays 5.45pm - 8pm June 8th - Aug 10th
Advanced 1 - Saturdays 10.15am - 12.30pm June 13th - Aug 15th
Foundation 2 - Saturdays 1pm - 3.15pm June 13th - Aug 15th
Advanced 2 - Saturdays 3.45pm - 6pm June 13th - Aug 15th
Our Jan - March 2015 Courses are now full
60 Students! Looking forward to working with lots of returning and lots of new students.
Thrilled to Announce our Jan - March 2015 Courses:
Industry Course with Showcase running Mondays 5.45pm - 10pm Jan 5th - March 9th
Intermediate 1 running Saturdays 10.15am - 12.30pm
Advanced running Saturdays 1pm - 3.15pm
Intermediate 2 running Saturdays 3.45pm - 6pm
All Jan 10th - March 14th
Our 4 Courses are now All Full.
Thank you so much to everyone who applied.
We can't wait to start training our 60 Students, many returning and many new.
We are running an Advanced, an Intermediate and 2 Foundation Courses from Oct - Dec.
If you would like to be considered for our next Courses Jan - March then please email your Headshot and Cv to:
Our Oct - Dec Courses booked up in 48 Hours! Incredible.
So there is a possibility of a 4th Course.....
Oct 11th - Dec 13th
10.15am - 12.30pm
Please Email your Headshot and Cv to Apply -
We are thrilled to Announce that our student Ella Cumber will be performing in A Midsummer Nights Dream for Shakespeare's Globe in the role of Cobweb. Congrats Ella!
Our students are doing Fantastically well! To see updates of their work, please view our Twitter Page
Our June - Sept Courses are now full.
If you would like to apply for future Courses at The Actors Class then please Email your Headshot and CV to:
Next Courses will run Oct - Dec
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that two of our students, Lauren Lyle and Hannah Hutch, who got offered representation by Byrons Management after the March 2014 Showcase are now members of the Cast in The Crucible at The Old Vic Theatre. Fantastic News!