Acting for Improvers Ensemble Company-Old Street Seagull

Mondays 7pm-9pm
11th January- 29th March 2021 (12 weeks)-NO CLASS on 25th January. Show dates: 29th and 30th March
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.

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.

Award- winning director and actor Harrison Rose invites you to embark on a brand new course in devising…OLD STREET SEAGULL

‘I am the seagull, no wait that’s not right. I am everything. I am the future. No…I’m right now. I’m this moment. I am these sticky floors. Christ. Did anyone bring any booze? I feel like I’m dying here.’

A contemporary re imagining of the Seagull by Anton Chekhov. A 12-week intensive acting course where Acting for Improvers steps up to its first public production. Following an intensive examination of Chekhov’s most infamous play, the ensemble will devise their own Seagull and give two public performances of it at The Courtyard Theatre.

Under the highly experienced guidance of Harrison you will:

Course Content:

  • Experience a full rehearsal process
  • Perform two public shows at a central London Theatre
  • Utilise breath, movement and vocal techniques
  • Shape your imagination and work through improvisation to create text
  • Build narrative archs with improvisation
  • Boost your confidence
  • Work as an ensemble and independently
  • Re-find your social life and be inspired at the same time!
  • Work on alignment, speech and physicality to build characters
  • Learn how to evolve and craft believable characters
  • Understand how to deal with nerves in front of an audience


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. We will then discuss with you the possibility of sending us a self tape audition. Please note if you have worked with Harrison in the past you may not be required to audition.


This course will take place on Mondays 7pm – 9pm,  11th January- 29th March. ALL profits from this course will go towards Saving the Anna Fiorentini Kids Charity Theatre School.