Acting for Improvers Ensemble Company-Moral Dilemmas


Wednesdays 6.30pm-8.30pm
16th September-2nd December
Courtyard Theatre The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield St, London N1 6EU
Claire Amias 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 Claire has performed in several No 1 Tours - Funny Peculiar for Bill Kenwright and Handbagged for Eleanor Lloyd Prods.

12 Week Course – Only 12 places! 

Should I or shouldn’t I? No, but can I or can’t I? Yes, but will I or won’t I? Arghh, I can’t decide!

As the famous quote goes: “It is the ability to choose which makes us human.” But what if the choice is one of the biggest decisions you’ve ever had to make?

In this brand new 12-week acting course, probe the world of moral dilemmas with comedic and dramatic scenes: affairs, cheating, crimes, and more. So, what will you choose?

This Acting for Improvers Ensemble Company is for those who have moved on from one of our Acting for Beginners courses, or a similar course / experience elsewhere, and are looking for something more challenging.

Our acting classes are ideal if you would like to improve your acting skills, confidence and presentation skills. In the forthcoming term, you will develop the skills needed to perform in a showcase on the last day of term for invited friends and family.

For a place on this course you will need to send in a self-tape of yourself performing a 2 minute monologue of your choice. Please send this to putting Audition for Moral Dilemmas in the Subject Line. Please also press on the Audition Now button below and fill in the required form.     (If you have already worked with Claire there is no need to send in a self-tape. Please e-mail and we can ask her about your suitability for this course). 


Course Content:

  • Improvisation to help create the world outside of a play
  • Voice work to help with projection and diction
  • Building a character
  • Physicality work
  • Ensemble work
  • Actioning a text

This course will take place on Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm, 16th September – 2nd December. ALL profits from this course will go towards Saving the Anna Fiorentini Kids Charity Theatre School.