Acting Company in London

Acting Company

  • Acting Company
Mondays: 6.45 pm to 9.15 pm

Claire is a RADA trained actor. She has worked extensively on stage and screen. She also acts, writes and directs for her theatre company A Monkey With Cymbals. On-screen Claire has played main supporting roles in numerous feature films including Mabel Smith in Borley Rectory (alongside Reece Shearsmith), Ms. Conrad in Telling Lies (alongside Jason Flemyng and Melanie Brown), the Young Nurse in Provoked (which starred Miranda Richardson and Robbie Coltrane), and Beattie in The Magic Hour. Stage roles have included Mags in Handbagged and Sheila in Relatively Speaking at Windsor Theatre Royal and on tour, and Maggie in Hobson's Choice and Liz Essendine in Present Laughter at Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre all for Paul Taylor-Mills. Also I have performed in several No 1 Tours - Funny Peculiar for Bill Kenwright and Handbagged for Eleanor Lloyd Prods.
£275 (12 weeks)
PQA Studios, 242 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross London, N1 9JY

Please note that our current Acting Company was due to perform their show at the end of March at the Courtyard Theatre. This got postponed due to Covid-19. We will be re-scheduling this production and once we know when this will be taking place we can then recruit for new members to participate in following productions.

If you are interested in auditioning for the company please e-mail and we will invite you to an audition once it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we are holding a range of acting courses that will be delivered via zoom and will connect you with our teachers in preparation for joining the company if you so wish.

Ever wanted to perform in a play? Our Acting Company is an exciting opportunity for those that have completed at least one term of Stage & the City’s Acting for Intermediates or Acting for Improvers or with equivalent experience elsewhere. Put your skills into practice by building a character in a contemporary play with a public performance at a London theatre, whilst developing skills and confidence and fitting around your working life.

In the next term, we will begin to workshop scenes and characterisations for the next set of comedy plays starting in September 2020. The focus of this term will be in developing the required skills needed to perform the plays.

You will be developing the following skills set:

– Improvisation – looking at the life of characters outside of the play

– Text analysis – to help play the given circumstances

– Status

– Comedic timing

– Slapstick

– Movement work to help play characters unlike your own physicality

– Vocal work to help develop character, clarity and projection

Priority will be given to those who take part in the summer skills term when casting the plays starting in September 2020. Entry in to the Acting Company is by audition only. If you are interested in joining please email for further information.