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Getting into Drama School


Friday 3 July 1.00 pm. Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Geoffrey Colman, Head of Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama will talk in depth about drama school, its context as a higher education option, what you can expect from an acting course and how the application process works. Geoff will then work with six pre-selected participants on their drama school audition pieces. This will be a fascinating opportunity to see what is expected from drama school audition panels.

To apply to work on stage with Geoffrey, please send an email with Acting as the subject, indicating:

Why you would like this opportunity

Which drama schools you are thinking of applying to

The piece you would like to work on

Your age

What you are doing now (ie: school / college / university / gap year / other – please specify)

Your contact details (email and phone no.)

Please email this to: info@masterclass.org.uk

Geoffrey Colman read Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway College, London University in 1986, and has vast experience of teaching acting both in the UK and abroad. He is regularly invited to give international acting masterclasses and workshops - most recently in Ireland, Barcelona, Helsinki, and Prague, and is proud to be one of the Theatre Royal Haymarket's 'resident masters'.

His freelance directing career has combined work in opera and theatre in both the UK and abroad including: La Bohème, The Marriage of Figaro, the award winning national tour of John Roman Baker's Crying Celibate Tears, British composer Martin Butler's electro-acoustic world premiere of Purcell's King Arthur (Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton), and international musicologist David Osmond-Smith's world premiere reconstruction of Monteverdi's Orfeo (Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton).

In recent years Geoffrey's directing has focussed almost entirely on new writing for the theatre - in this diverse field he has worked with playwrights and actors from various performance contexts ranging from writers at the National Theatre of Finland and Institut del Teatre Barcelona, to actors with Miramax Films or the comedian Lenny Henry. Geoffrey is Head of Acting at Central School of Speech & Drama.