Whether it’s acting, devising, voice work, writing, screen or producing that your young actors are interested in – this course can be their springboard into the industry. These sessions are fast moving, exciting and most importantly full of fun.
‘The Workshop’ is special in the fact that it works with a mix of ages. Allowing younger company members to learn from older actors and helps the older ones to lose all inhibitions.
‘The Workshop’ company meets every Thursday 17:30-19:30
(Fees per 12 week term: £269)
Company led by:
The Workshop Director
Darren has been working in theatre industry straight out of college at the age of 18. He began his career as a actor and has performed in several nationwide theatre tours, Shakespeare, short film and pantomimes, before falling in love with directing and writing. He has since worked as a director on over 200 shows (150 of which being with younger actors) and has worked with The National Theatre, Ophelia Circus Theatre company, Abridge Theatre Company and 20Twenty Theatre Company, of which he was the founding member.
Darren is also a creative director for Polkadot Pantomimes and was nominated for best director in the 2021/22.
As well as directing theatre, Darren is also a published author of six psychological thrillers, signed to HarperCollins under his real name and Audible under a pseudonym BB Thomas. His work has been translated into several languages and has achieve bestseller status in 5 countries.
He has two more novels scheduled to be published in 2023.
He is delighted to now be the Creative Director for The Young Actors Company.
The Workshop DirectorLibby trained with the National Youth Theatre and then joined the University of Cambridge to study English, Education, Drama, and the Arts. Throughout her three years there she was a member of the Cambridge Footlights and ran workshops for the University at a variety of local youth groups and with university members. She has written a variety of shows such as the Cambridge Footlights Pantomime: Rapunzel, and is now studying a part-time masters in Writing for Performance at Cambridge. Having worked as a director, actor, performer, and comic, Libby has a variety of styles and techniques to share with her young actors.