Book NowOver 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. Three courses start Wednesday 20th September, Thursday 2nd November or Sunday 5th November, 2023.
Book NowOver 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. Saturdays 21st October to 25th November, 2023
Book NowThe basics of impersonation and mimicry. Looking at how we can work towards a good vocal and physical impersonation using vocal characteristics, physical signatures and personality to help access the voice/character. Saturday 14th October, 2023.
Book Nowwith Luke Sorba - The best one day introduction to comedy improvisation available - for beginners as well as old hands who wish to brush up on their existing skills. Sunday 29th October, 2023
Book Now with Richard Knight (B.Ed.) This workshop sets out to teach the fundamental basics of illusionary mime principles - Sunday 29th October 2023
Book Now with Mick Barnfather (Complicité & École Philippe Gaulier). This workshop will look at what it is that makes us laugh and how we can be funny - Sunday 12th November, 2023 - 10am - 4:30pm.
Book Nowwith 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 - Sunday 19th November, 2023.
More AboutA pilot course and NHS study for individuals who have previously experienced mental health difficulties. Started in January 2023
Part of our Wellbeing Project which uses group work to foster key skills of problem solving, developing team-working skills and building confidence. These sessions will encourage you to challenge your own perceived limitations by stepping outside your comfort zones within a safe and respectful environment.
More Info with Keith Palmer MBE - Director of the Comedy School. A fun, one-day event aimed at corporate individuals, teams and orgnisations, exploring how to become a more powerful and authentic communicator using comedy techniques - New dates coming soon
More Info Makes an ideal Christmas gift. In this half-day workshop, learn the elementary skills required to start being witty and develop the beginnings of a Stand-Up routine. More dates coming in January 2024
More Infowith Luke Sorba - The best one day introduction to comedy improvisation available - for beginners as well as old hands who wish to brush up on their existing skills. New dates coming soon
More Info with Luke Sorba. A self-contained impro class of equal use to Short Form and Long Form enthusiasts. More Dates Coming Soon
More InfoThe basics of impersonation and mimicry. Looking at how we can work towards a good vocal and physical impersonation using vocal characteristics, physical signatures and personality to help access the voice/character. More Dates Coming Soon.
More Infowith 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 Infowith 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 Infowith 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 InfoThis 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 Infowith 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 Infowith 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.
More Infowith 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 Infowith 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 Infowith Rudi Lickwood, one of the first black comedians on BBC The Stand Up Show. He specialises in Corporate Hospitality and Events, Sporting Functions, Product Launches, Award Ceremonies, Charity Fundraisers ensuring that every event is both a memorable experience and a success. . The Course is about learning the skills of a Compère/MC/Host - and understanding the critical ROLE of a Compère/MC/Host. More Info
More InfoDiscover your potential and experiment with a variety of performing art and adventure skills - Presented by The Comedy School & The Pirate Castle.