Learn To Act with in situ:

Learn To Act with in situ: theatre group

We believe that everyone has the ability to act.

Again and again, we have proved that supportive coaching in a relaxed, friendly environment will improve your confidence and help you discover your voice.

Over the last twenty years, our introductory acting course, Learn to Act, has helped hundreds of people discover the joys of acting. For many it becomes a lifelong passion. All we need is your time.

Learn to Act 1

Learn To Act I is an introductory class for people with little or no acting experience. In a welcoming, light-hearted atmosphere, we help you develop your confidence and abilities.

By the end of the course, you will be confident in different acting skills, including improvisation, using the breath and the voice, creating an effective stage picture and building a character.

Winter term: Tuesday October 13 – Tuesday November 3
Venue: St. Philips Church Centre, Cambridge CB1 3AN | Map
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Learn to Act 2

Learn to Act II explores more challenging areas of acting, such as text, movement, vocal skills and staging dialogue. One of the main themes of Learn to Act II is The Voice. You will learn games, exercises and techniques designed to widen the range, power and flexibility of your voice.

We will ask you to choose and learn a text, which you will have a chance to perform in all sorts of contrasting ways as the course progresses. This will give you an insight into how to bring the written word alive in performance. We will also work on a text by a major playwright, such as Chekhov or Ibsen.

Winter term: Tuesday November 10 – Tuesday December 1
Venue: St. Philips Church Centre, Cambridge CB1 3AN | Map
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm


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Learn to Act 3: Staging and Interpretation

An eight-week course exploring ways of making text come alive in performance.

During this course we will be exploring many different approaches to the staging and interpretation of text, especially dialogue. This will include approaches to the creation of character; the use of space; the different possible approaches to interaction with and positioning of an audience and many other aspects of staging. We will be looking at mainstream approaches to all this but also at more radical, exploratory and experimental ones, which are every bit as interesting and are a special feature of in situ:‘s performance work.

We will be concentrating on two sets of dialogues, one from Shakespeare’s formidable tragedy King Lear and another from a play by the great Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, called Hedda Gabler.

Through working on these two pieces we will have the opportunity to explore the world of Shakespeare – especially Shakespeare’s language which is fabulously good but not always easy for people who are not used to it; while the Ibsen will give opportunities to explore more modern psychologistic approaches amongst other things.

This course is open to all, but some previous performing experience, not necessarily with in situ:, is an advantage. If you’re not sure if it’s the right course for you, get in touch and find out more.

Summer term: Thursday April 30 – Thursday June 18
Venue: St. Philips Church Centre, Cambridge CB1 3AN | Map
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm

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