• Improve your Diction and Spoken English through drama.
    ********This workshop is now completely full - if you haven’t received email confirmation of your place please do not show up - these workshop places go VERY QUICkLY and early booking is essential******** ******IMPORTANT NOTICE - IF YOU ARE HOPING TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP PLEASE EMAIL: actinggymnasium [ at] gmail.com TO COMPLETE A BOOKING FORM*********** FINAL DICTION WORKSHOP OF 2018 ***NEW WORKSHOP DATE ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND FOR THIS ACCLAIMED WORKSHOP - HAVE A LOOK AT REVIEW COMMENTS BELOW FROM PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS*** PLEASE NOTE RSVP AND EARLY BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT For adults. intermediate and advanced learners. Informal, fun class with welcoming group of international students, taught by a fully qualified and experienced Drama lecturer, voice coach, EFL and llinguistics teacher - who also happens to be a critically acclaimed theatre director and film maker. Learn, improve, perform and meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere in a professional studio environment. The class is designed to improve pronunciation and practice Received Pronunciation; to fully engage with the language and learn to speak, listen and communicate like native english speakers. Students will learn new vocabulary and phrases and will have the opportunity to practice through drama games, improvisation and role play exercises. A particular focus will be on communicating in different registers and there will be set specific grammar targets for the group each week . In the last half hour students will present short scenes to the rest of the group. Feedback from participants in the last voice workshop: “ So amazing and funny time. And it was literally brilliant coaching. It will be so great to everyone who want to speak english confidently. I want to get some more Gavin's workshop. It was totally artistic way to learn speaking english. ” “ Great workshop! The atmosphere is fun and positive and we learn a lot in a little time. It is also bespoke, about you and your accent, while working on your voice and with others! Plus you get personal feedback to work on your own at home so I highly recommend it! ” “ A fun and productive workshop! Highly recommended!” “Very personalised, friendly, helpful and fun class. Great people, challenging trainings, charismatic teacher. I was impressed and very much looking forward to the next class.” “Thanks to Gavin who's really passionate about his craft, I am very privileged to have found the Acting Gymnasium.” “I enjoyed the class. Gavin's diction technique has provided me with confidence and allowed me understand the importance of ones' voice in acting.” “Gavin voice workshop was very helpful and enjoyable.” "You are a great coach! You have a great vibe".

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    Private Location Covent Garden · London

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  • Three Week Festival of French Comedy - Camden Festival de L'Humour
    Join us for Three weeks of Classic French Comedy at Theatro Technis in Camden. Playing in rep from Tuesday 6th - Saturday 24th November. The crazy farce A Flea In Her Ear kicks off the season on Tuesday 6th November. Followed by the timeless poetic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac from Friday 9th November. The final play in the season is a revival of our critically acclaimed reimagining of The Misanthrope set in modern London fashion scene. Come along - see some great plays - have a drink with us afterwards. Book tickets online: https://www.actinggymnasium.co.uk/booktickets

    Theatro Technis

    26 Crowndale Road NW1 1TT · London

  • Public speaking, voice and performance skills for business professionals.
    LEARN HOW TO REALLY MAKE AN IMPACT! What do Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, Barak Obama, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Tony Blair and Margret Thatcher have in common? They all at some point in their careers employed a voice and acting coach. This is a unique workshop designed specifically for Business Professionals, Lawyers, Bankers, Senior Managers and Entrepreneurs. This two hour workshop will examine: VOICE AND PUBLIC SPEAKING - projection, breath control, diction and how to develop presence through vocal skills. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE - improve your posture and movement and learn simple exercises to help you develop a commanding physical presence. RHETORIC - the art of effective and persuasive speaking; engaging an audience exploiting figures of speech and other compositional techniques. PERFORMANCE SKILLS - how to use simple performance techniques to improve your communication skills and become a more effective and confident communicator. Our approach is based on acting methods and theatrical performance techniques, made accessible for non-actors. GAVIN MCALINDEN (Course Leader) has taught, led workshops and directed at most of London’s leading drama schools. He has directed productions in the West End and Major No.1 tours. His productions have been Critic's Choice in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Financial Times, The Evening Standard and Time Out. He has been nominated for Cannes Cinnefoundation Prize, BBC Talent New Film-maker Award, Samuel Beckett Award for Excellence in Theatre and Off West-End Award for Best Ensemble Acting and Best Director. In 2018 Gavin won the prestigious KE Award at Liverpool University. RSVP ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED.

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  • Saturday afternoon workshop is back!!
    Following the OUTSTANDING CRITICAL AND AUDIENCE SUCCESS of our November 2018 season - the Acting Gym returns with a new workshop culminating in a THREE WEEK RUN of 3 plays in May 2019. The Acting Gymnasium is a performance orientated professional development workshop for actors that culminates in a run of a play - or in this case three plays. We work with a methodology developed through a mixture of the ideas of Stanislavsky, Vakhatangov and Nimerovic-Danchenko. We employ a lot of improvisation as well as text work. The workshop is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners. We are working towards a three week run of A Flea In Her Ear, Cyrano De Bergerac and a revival of our critically acclaimed production of The Misanthrope to run in November 2018. The basic format of The Acting Gymnasium which we have developed over the last few years within a three hour workshop compromises: • Voice work - alexander technique, breathing, projection, rhythms, pace, pitch and volume. • Improvisational activities • Characterisation exercises • Text based work • Usually some element of a performance or sharing to conclude the session. We normally have an informal beer after the session. IMPORTANT NOTICE - IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP YOU NEED TO EMAIL: actinggymnasium [at] gmail.com AND PLEASE OUTLINE YOUR PREVIOUS ACTING EXPERIENCE.

    Calthorpe Project

    258-274 Gray's Inn Road · London WC1X 8LH

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