Details

Training Courses in Theatre Arts:

B. A. Drama & Theatre Arts --- The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK.

Diploma in Acting --- National Council for Drama Training, London.

M. A. in Linguistics --- The Institute of Education, University of London.

Baritone: low E - high B flat --- Sydney Conservatorium of Music, & Birmingham Conservatoire of Music.

Piano Associate --- Trinity College of Music, London.

Stage Fighter --- The British Academy of Dramatic Combat.

British Actors' Equity --- Full Membership (M00150607) from July 1999 to October 2007.


Additional Courses:

Acting Truthfully --- Sir. Nigel Hawthorne: masterclass for selected actors, focussing upon the truthful delivery of Shakespearian & modern texts.

Telling the Truth --- A.J. Quinn: previously an Assistant Director at the RSC Stratford, and director BBC Drama.

Image and Action --- Bill Gaskill: previously Director, Royal Court Theatre, Royal National Theatre, Joint Stock Theatre Company, & others.

I Think Therefore I Am --- Mark Wing-Davey: previously Artistic Director of Central School of Speech and Drama, & director at the Royal Court, The Lyceum, The National Theatre, and others.

Combat for the Prepared --- Alison de Burgh: Professional Fight Director, and Fight Tutor at the Webber Douglas Academy of Acting, London.

Liberty --- Erica Whyman: previously Artistic Director of the Southwark Playhouse, and the Gate Theatre, and an Associate Director of the English Touring Theatre Company.

Restoration Voice --- Barbara Housman: formerly company Voice Coach of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon.


Specific Training:

Postgraduate Certification in Education --- Manchester Metropolitan University Didsbury School of Education. An intensive full-time one-year Department of Education postgraduate qualification required for professional and official UK status as a teacher.


Accents:

Standard English Received Pronunciation.

Accents used in past productions: accents of Birmingham, Wales, Standard North America, Manchester, France, London East End, New Zealand, Australia, and Germany.


Links:

  • University of Birmingham Drama Department
  • University of London Institute of Education
  • University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Birmingham Conservatoire of Music
  • British Actors' Equity