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The Comedy School presents

COMEDY COURSES & WORKSHOPS

1 2 3 IMPRO CLUB - NORTH LONDON
Now on Summer break and will resume in September Dates TBA
With Luke Sorba.
We have changed the registration and booking system for this event. We ask you to book your place using the booking form below. The Impro Club sessions often book up so please secure your place well in advance.
A self-contained impro class of equal use to Short Form and Long Form enthusiasts. Hosted by Luke Sorba or a special guest tutor. The maximum number of students is 15 and you are expected to know the basics. Student feedback includes "Brilliant, 10 out of 10, wouldn't change a thing", "Sorba the Great, Best comedy impro teacher!" MORE INFO

FIRST MONDAY IMPRO CLUB - SOUTH LONDON
Next: Starts again in Autumn Dates TBA
A self-contained impro class of equal use to Short Form and Long Form enthusiasts. The maximum number of students is 18 and you are expected to know the basics. Student feedback includes "Brilliant, 10 out of 10, wouldn't change a thing". MORE INFO

6 WEEK INTENSIVE STAND-UP COMEDY COURSE IN LONDON
Thursday or Sundays from 7th September



"I enjoyed the course and the showcase was probably the best experience in my life." Indian Joe, March 2016

Over six weeks, the course will guide you through the process of becoming a stand-up comedian, from writing your first piece of material to your debut performance. Sessions are run by professionals from the comedy circuit. The course culminates with a Showcase, in which you perform a comedy routine to a warm and friendly audience.
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INTRODUCTION to IMPROVISATION
Saturday 30th September

With Luke Sorba. The best one day introduction to comedy improvisation available. Whether you are interested in performance, in building confidence, in being quicker on your feet, in teamwork or simply widening the horizons of your creativity, there is no more entertaining way to develop those attitudes and skills than through improvised comedy.
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MIME WORKSHOP • Saturday 30th September
with Richard Knight (B. Ed.) This workshop is design for people who have very little to no knowledge of mime at all. It's a starter course in illusionary mime open to all ages from 16 years upwards. It's ideal for performers, actors and anyone who has always wanted to learn mime for themselves - BOOK NOW

CLOWN & COMEDY • Sunday 1st October
with Mick Barnfather (Complicite & École Philippe Gaulier). This workshop will look at what it is that makes us laugh and how we can be funny, concentrating on the clown and the pleasure to be ridiculous in the space. Nothing in this workshop is related to a style but very much looking to find what is uniquely funny about each person and how they can make that accessible to an audience. The workshop will aim to be energetic and very playful. Participants will be encouraged to have fun and pleasure and use this as a starting point. BOOK NOW

COMEDY WRITING MASTERCLASS 2-DAY
More Dates Coming Soon

With Rob Grant, co-creator of the smash hit science fiction comedy Red Dwarf. The densely-packed intense 2 day masterclass includes: How to develop your ideas • Plot and story structure • Creating and servicing characters • Selling your idea • And the keys to the mint: Comedy Techniques. There will be a practical session on Day 2, writing topical material for a sketch show which will be performed by professional comedians and recorded in front of a live audience.
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PHYSICAL COMEDY • New Dates Coming Soon
with Tim Eagle. Introducing the basic devices at work in physical comedy by exploring some of the classic gags and routines through a variety of fun exercises and scratch performances. The course is designed for people with little or no experience of performing physical comedy. MORE INFO

COMEDY ACTING FOR TELEVISION
New Dates Coming Soon

with Dr Paulette Randall MBE. We will talk about different styles of comedy performing, discuss auditioning for comedy shows and how best to develop confidence in your comedy style and maximise your chances in auditions. Course members will also have the opportunity to work on a variety of filmed comedy scenes in the group which we will put on tape and then watch back. MORE INFO

COMPÈRE, HOSTING & MC WORKSHOP
More Dates Coming Soon

with Leo Muhammad, Sketch Writer and Star of BBC's The Real McCoy. The Course is about learning the skills of a Compère/MC/Host - and understanding the critical ROLE of a Compère/MC/Host. MORE INFO

PUPPETRY FOR PERFORMANCE
More Dates Soon - 10 to 5

With Corina Bona. This taster course for total beginners will assist you in discovering the core skills needed to bring puppets and objects to life with movement and emotion. The session will include learning about puppet life, breath and focus. MORE INFO

MUSICAL IMPROVISATION
More Dates Coming Soon

With Phil Lunn. Phil has worked on improvising musicals for several years. He will teach you how to make up songs on the spot and how to work as a team to create anything from a quick jingle to an entire musical off the top of your head! MORE INFO

STAGE COMEDY ACTING
More Dates Coming Soon

with Sarah Hughes. This workshop is an entertaining exploration of comedy acting for theatre in its various forms by using lots of comedy scenes from modern plays. The workshop is open to all, and it will be a mixed group, but is best suited to those who already have some experience of performing on stage, whether professionally, as an amateur, or at school or college. MORE INFO

INTRO TO LONG-FORM IMPROVISATION
More Dates Coming Soon

With Luke Sorba. Luke will coach you in the skills and techniques required to sustain a story with sub-plots and integrate a set of leading and supporting characters in a single extended improvisation. Employing key games such as the Harold, Revolving Door, Move On and Fugue you will experience the transition from improvising a sketch to improvising a play with and without a narrator, in a single day. Please Note: Open to experienced improvisers only. MORE INFO

FUNNY THEATRE ACTING/PERFORMANCE
More Dates Coming Soon

This practical and innovative course is a great opportunity for those with a passion for comedy acting and performance to enhance their skills and put them into practice. Funny Theatre is designed to offer a challenge for both new and experienced performers and actors under the tutelage of experienced professionals. You can attend either term or both. MORE INFO

SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDIES • More Dates Soon
with John McDermott. The course is aimed at anyone over the age of 16, irrespective of academic background, with an interest in developing a knowledge of how Shakespeare's comedies might work in performance. Through a variety of practical activities particpants will: • Develop awareness of structures, energy, imagery and sound • Develop understanding of verse forms used in the play • Develop awareness of the importance of sub-text (meaning or meanings that lie behind a line of dialogue) • Apply skills in performance - small group performances of scenes from the play will be worked on. MORE INFO

FURTHER COMEDY IMPROVISATION:
PERFORMANCE SKILLS

More Dates Coming Soon
With Luke Sorba. A series of workshops for intermediate and advanced improvisers with a solid grounding in basic improvisation skills. Culminating with a Showcase in which you will perform for a warm and friendly audience More Information

IMPROVISATION ADVANCED : LONG & SHORT FORM • More Dates Coming Soon
With Luke Sorba. Immerse yourself in a full day's unique experience and training in both long and short form improvisation. Luke Sorba brings his 25 years of performing and teaching experience to help you master the skills required for extended advanced improvisation in two different formats. MORE INFO

ACTING & AUDITIONING - THE BASICS
More Dates Soon

with Sarah Hughes of BBC Comedy Casting. This three-hour class is for those who are planning to move into acting, or comedy acting, as a career but may not have the "conventional" drama school background. It's an opportunity to uncover the secrets of getting started in acting profession and to discover how everything works. This is a chance to discuss acting and auditioning from the ground up, and ask any questions you may have and have them answered by someone who has worked in the industry for over 20 years. MORE INFO

SUMMER PROGRAMME • Ages 8-13
More dates coming in 2017

The Comedy School and The Pirate Castle present a creative, challenging and fun packed week!! Discover your potential and experiment with a variety of performing art and adventure skills.
Acting • Improvisation • Stand Up Comedy • Mask Work • Singing • Video projects • Kayaking • Canoeing • Bell Boating • Canal Journeys.
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STAND-UP COMEDY TASTER HALF DAY
More Dates Coming Soon

This workshop is for people who are funny, witty, energetic or just simply, love to laugh. You will learn the elementary skills required to start being witty and developing the beginnings of a routine. From being shown how to shape your first thoughts into funny ideas, to examining, performing the finished product in front of a live audience. All in an environment that is safe to guide you on your journey, in the creation of Laughter. MORE INFO

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