Malvern Theatres' Advanced Course in Drama

Malvern Theatres’ Advanced Drama Course returns this August (16th-25th), providing practical skills to help aspiring actors succeed in the industry. The nine-day intensive course for young adults (aged 16+) is taught by experienced professionals and covers everything from improvisation and stage combat to audition techniques and movement in performance.

Malvern Theatres' Advanced Course in Drama

About this event

Starts: Thursday 16 August 2018 10:00 AM

Ends: Saturday 25 August 2018 5:00 PM

At: Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Malvern, WR14 3HB

Organised by: Malvern Theatres


AUGUST 16th-25th 

We're pleased to announce our Advanced Course in Drama taking place this summer. This course will provide a great opportunity for anyone aged 16 or over who wish to further their knowledge and skills of theatre practice: it is particularly suitable for those who are looking to apply to further education and Drama School.

This year, the course runs for nine days, from August 16th-25th and will be taught by experienced professionals, who will cover everything from improvisation and stage combat to audition techniques and movement in performance. Course tutors will include actor Timothy West, director Sophie Boyce Couzens, West End star Andy Reiss, and stage combat expert Keith Wallis amongst others, with content including acting technique, working with directors, voice craft, movement and musical theatre, as well as stage production. All participants will also have the experience of a professional photography headshot session and will take home their own professional digital image.

The course costs £250 and entry to the course is by audition. For details on how to apply, please download an audition pack using the link below or email [email protected] 


Confirmed Course Leaders


Nic Lloyd
Chief Executive Malvern Theatres (Course Director)


Kenton Thomas
Actor & Playwright, currently in King Lear at the Globe Theatre. Kenton’s play ‘When The Shoe Strings Break’ has recently been performed at the RADA Festival, after being workshopped as part of the Old Vic Lab and the Arcola Theatre artist in residence.


Keith Wallis
A professional fight choreographer for Theatre, Film and Opera. Keith is currently the Stage Combat Tutor at the American Musical Theatre Academy, London


Sophie Boyce Couzens
Theatre Director (After Dinner Joke at the Orange Tree Theatre and Zero Down at Theatre 503 and the Edinburgh Fringe). Most recently directed the Tilted Wig and Malvern Theatres co-production of Great Expectations, which is currently touring the UK.


Corinne Meredith
An experienced Dance Artist working with the community. Corinne delivers dance for Schools, Nurseries and Higher education. Corinne is also Creative Support Artist for the 2016/2017 National Youth Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells


Andy Reiss
Director and performer in the UK’s leading musical theatre concert tour, Beyond the Barricade


Timothy West
Star of stage and screen for over 50 years, Timothy will be returning for a second year as a guest tutor.


Katherine Hurley
Actor, Playwright & Producer. Katherine graduated from the London School of Dramatic Art, she’s worked on a variety of fringe productions and short films. Last year she played Benni in 'Zero Down' at Theatre 503 and The Stables Theatre and also Polly in 'EleXion', at Theatre 503. Katherine is also the co-founder of Angel on The Corner Theatre Company


Katie Leeming
Currently touring with Beyond the Barricade following an extensive career in musical theatre and the West End, as a performer and choreographer


Catherine Norris

Catherine Norris

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