Acting for Improvers Ensemble Company-Performing your Shadow

Mondays 7pm-9pm
14th September - 30th November
Courtyard Theatre The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield St, London N1 6EU
HARRISON ROSE Harrison has performed on UK Tours, on the West End and Internationally, most recently completing a season of Shakespeare - performing as Hamlet. Harrison is also a Playwright who has written for multiple scratch nights before his debut full-length play (Fox) was programmed at The Old Red Lion Theatre in London in 2017 He trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the MA acting program and is a passionate and dedicated acting coach, putting his professional experience to good use.

Only 2 places remaining!

Due to social distancing we have reduced all our class sizes. If any classes have to be cancelled due to COVID-19 you will get a refund for any classes unable to be delivered.

Explore unloveable characters. Characters who have committed deeds that are unforgivable, unacceptable, morally questionable. This term, we seek to tackle characters who have skeletons in their closets. Shadows in the dark. Monsters which we will be creeping towards rather than away from.

In this innovative 12-week course you will explore your Shadow in the dim light; unearth extreme character reactions in problematic circumstances. Move into the shade, it’s about to get dark.

This term we will be building towards an invited showing in December. The theme of the showing will be the darker side of humanity, all the qualities we consider unloveable, unforgiveable, unacceptable. This will be referred to as our shadow. The scenes we will be performing will be challenging, sometimes humorous, often contentious contemporary works.

As always we will be focusing in on and building our acting process through the development of both devised and scripted scenes.

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 ensemble company is 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.

Course Content:

  • Building an Ensemble
  • Script Breakdowns
  • Acting Emoting
  • Refining Performances
  • Voice Work to help with character, projection and diction
  • Physicality work, embodying the character

If you would like to be considered for this course, please e-mail letting us know what acting courses you have done in the past or what acting experience you may have. Please also let us have a contact phone number. We will then discuss with you the possibility of coming along to the first class to try it out.


This course will take place on Mondays 7pm – 9pm,  14th September – 30th November. ALL profits from this course will go towards Saving the Anna Fiorentini Kids Charity Theatre School.