PAC Brochure - With Terms

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Princes Theatre

Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE

Box Office: 01255 686633 | Book online: www.princestheatre.co.uk


The Princes Acting Centre – PAC

The Princes Acting Centre – PAC, is a new unique training course in the

form of workshops which provide specialist training for aspiring performers

aged 14-25 who are serious about performing.

PAC could be a launch pad for those who dream of entering the

performance industry, or for those who possess a love of performance

and wish to improve and develop skills. PAC is technique based, providing

innovative training in all aspects of the performing arts.

All workshops are held at The Princes Theatre, Town Hall, Clacton-on-

Sea.

Classes are taught by practitioners actively working in the industry, with

direct experience and knowledge of the requirements of the theatre today.

The workshops are directly linked to the industry and are realistic and

sincere in approach.

All classes are designed to fit around school/college/ working life, with

part-time, weekend, in a wide range of subjects. Our training caters for all

levels - beginners to advanced - and includes the opportunity to join one of

the most exciting Theatre Companies in Essex.

PAC recognises the importance of strong performance skills. Workshops

are carefully structured to cover a wide range of performance skills, and to

develop confidence for the purpose of auditioning.

PAC will equip students with the necessary skills required for

auditions for college or full time drama/performing arts school.

PAC will develop student’s stagecraft and skills to enhance Drama

GCSE, A Level or BTEC performing Arts.

PAC will provide up to the minute training that promotes excellence,

dedication, commitment and success.

Tutors are leading industry professionals with impressive performing and

teaching credentials from leading colleges.

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Theatre College Audition Technique – Jack Gogarty

Date: Sunday 24th September 2017

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: £50.00

The workshop will enhance knowledge and insights for auditioning and improve core

techniques and skills, expanding movement and body language and learn how to deliver

an engaging dynamic performance. You will be given individual positive feedback from Jack

Gogarty, a resident audition panellist for Italia Conti. Observing other performers builds the

skills needed to recognise areas needing improvement and the ability to begin to evaluate.

You will become invested in not only your own success, but also the success of your peers.

You will enhance how to make smart, creative and effective choices and develop confidence.

Tips for group workshop auditions (the first thing most drama schools will do on the day) - this

involves working with people you don’t know, showing your personality, your ability to listen

and respond to notes as well as others in a group, and your focus whilst being nervous.

You may wish to bring along your own monologue/s to work on.

A fun guide to Shakespeare - Rebecca Hyde

Date: Sunday 26th November 2017

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: £50.00

Auditions and exams can be daunting, but the worst part, for most students, is the

performance of the required Shakespeare piece.

This fun workshop will help students get beneath the surface of iambic pentameter and

connect with the drama and the story. The relaxed and enjoyable approach to Shakespeare

will cover what you need to know for an audition, as well as how to use voice, movement

and expression, and increase your confidence to perform and overall encourage a greater

understanding of the not so scary Shakespeare.

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Audition Technique mock audition and redicrection of

audition pieces - Jack Gogarty

Date: Sunday 14th January 2018

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: £50.00

Potentially discuss what ‘makes a good audition piece’ afterwards. How to handle the nerves

or use them, how not to ‘push’ during an audition.

And then how to be the best version of ‘you’ during the final interview stage - and if asked to

rework those audition pieces in this stage, how to do so with enough of a change that they

see you can really take on board a note.

Tips for group workshop auditions (the first thing most drama schools will do on the day) - this

involves working with people you don’t know, showing your personality, your ability to listen

and respond to notes as well as others in a group, and your focus whilst being nervous.

You may wish to bring along your own monologue/s to work on.

Devising Drama Skills - Kim Wright

Date: Sunday 11th February 2018

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: £50.00

Devising Drama is creating live theatre directly- a skill set that is both advantageous and

enjoyable in building scenes and characters in order to develop a sense of reality. This

engaging workshop will support actors in firing your imagination to use as a starting point for

physical action in time and space.

Essential skills such as self-expression and communication used both verbally and physically

will layer any dramatic work. Acting techniques are transferable to your both your working

and social life, enhancing voice and movement - learning about yourself and exploring how

you relate to others. Happy play making!

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Acting through movement, Physical Theatre - Stefan Puxon

Date: Sunday 11th March 2018

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: £50.00

If you are an actor who ‘doesn’t dance’ or a ‘dancer who doesn’t act, this is probably a

workshop for you! The workshops will help to use the body more expressively and efficiently

in performance.

It will provide ideas for devising and inventing exciting physical theatre, whilst expanding

the physical tools for making and devising a performance through a dynamic and creative

process.

The workshop is for anyone interested in physical theatre, or for students wanting to widen

their areas of interest and experience in the performing arts with an active curiosity for theatre

training.

There will be some movement work, so students need to be of sound physical health, but

the physical actions to be explored are manageable for anyone with an average capacity for

movement. No previous experience of physical theatre is necessary.

Building a character - creatively and truthfully - Darren Cheek

Date: Sunday 29th April 2018

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: £50.00

What is character? .... there’s no such thing! This workshop playfully gives access to

developing techniques and ideas beyond the initial response to “character.” Through fun and

focused exercises, it will deepen our understand of the person we are playing - seeing people

through their characteristic behaviour, the things they say and the things they do. Techniques

explored will include Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, use of “images,” and improvisation.

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Screen Acting - An introduction - Christian and Jonah Lees

Date: Sunday 20th May 2018

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: £50.00

Gain an insight into performing in front of a camera. The workshop offers a practical

introduction to acting skills and techniques which can then be used for screen acting. In a

fun and supportive atmosphere, you will perform monologues and duologues on camera and

evaluate your skills.

You will learn: Confidence in acting for the camera; a greater understanding of the filmmaking

process; the difference between acting for theatre and acting for film and the technical

aspects of film acting.

Acting Through Song - Michael Watson

Date: Sunday 17th June 2018

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: £50.00

Ideal for singers and actors who are interested in integrating their vocal and acting skills.

Master the art of vocal training with acting techniques. During the workshop, you will learn the

craft of acting through song, and the skill of amalgamating both disciplines to give convincing

theatrical performances. Students will be guided through textual analysis, character

motivation and using the body and voice to express action, text and subtext. Experienced

and beginners welcome.

Serious Fun - Darren Cheek

Date: Sunday 2nd September 2018

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: £50.00

A very silly-but-serious workshop that guarantees the release of creativity through clowning,

improvisation, physical and movement based exercises.

Focusing on the importance of play for the professional performer, this workshop is

guaranteed to be silly, to be fun, and to be seriously useful to those performers wanting to

find more creative and original ways of working and being.

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JACK GOGARTY

Jack trained at Italia Conti on the 3-year BA Acting course

and is now the Head of 2nd Year there, as well as a

director at several other drama schools.

Jack’s theatre credits include He(ART) at Theatre

N16, Gift Return at the Park Theatre,Vert-Vert at

Garsington Opera and Christmas Farce at Rosemary

Branch Theatre amongst many others.

His film and TV credits include Silent Witness for BBC, Horizontal for D&O

Productions, Hasty Orizons (feature) and has been the face of Reed Globals

comedy campaign for the last 2 series.

He is currently working on a number of TV scripts and radio pieces.

REBECCA HYDE

From the age of 7 Rebecca grew up as a member of the

Princes Theatre Youth Theatre. In 2012 Rebecca worked

with The Kevin Spacey Foundation on their global project

“Richard’s Rampage” exploring Shakespeare’s ‘Richard

III’. Rebecca’s many roles include Mephistopheles in

Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and Hermia in Shakespeare’s A

Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Rebecca lived for a year in Nairobi, Kenya where she

performed theatre for education and directed a cast of

young adults in Tennessee Williams’ ‘Cat on A Hot Tin Roof.’ Rebecca now lives

in London and spent a year at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating

in 2016 and playing Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth in her final production. She

has set up her theatre company 6th_Space for whom she acts, directs and

produces.

Rebecca played ‘Gwen’ in the company’s successful debut “BORDERLINE”

which she co-wrote and has gone on to play ‘Jamie’ in the company’s second

production “Gathering Dust” which has been well received in London and

transferred to Edinburgh fringe festival last August. Alongside work with 6th _

Space. Rebecca recently performed on home soil in Essex for new writing piece

“Facedown in A Land of Freedom” at the Lakeside Theatre.

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KIM WRIGHT

Kim trained at Tiffany Theatre College and continued

her drama training at the Tom Todoroff Acting Studios in

New York. Theatre credits include; Between You & Me

(Brighton Fringe/Mankind UK), A Christmas Carol (The

Core at Corby Cube), Jekyll & Hyde UK Tour (Talking

Scarlet), The Writer’s Bloc (Unmasked Theatre), The

Vagina Monologues (Speak Up! Act Out! Theatre

Company), Scrooge Inspired: A Christmas Carol (Gary

Sefton), Jig & Saw (Scarlett Entertainment), The Trial (Crimson Horse Theatre

Company), Uncle Montague’s Stories from the Shadows (ONO Theatre

Company/Gary Sefton), Fragile (Gutted Film & Theatre Company), The Legion

(Practical Productions)

Kim is also director & founder of JK Theatre Arts, a theatre company in Sussex

providing opportunities for young creatives to explore the art of storytelling

through drama, physical theatre & dance.

DARREN CHEEK

Damn Cheek Productions is a vibrant, innovative

theatre company, with a vast wealth of experience,

dedicated to taking new writing to traditional

art spaces and alternative venues around the country.

With over 20 years as an actor, writer and director, Darren

has performed main roles at several of the UK’s leading

regional theatres, including Citizens Theatre Glasgow,

Birmingham Repertory, Dukes Theatre Lancaster, Southwold Rep, as well as

roles at various West End Theatres including Theatre Royal Haymarket, The

Ambassadors Theatre and The Royal Court, as well as regular film and TV

appearances.

Darren’s extensive directing experience encompasses classical, contemporary,

educational, devised, regional touring and pantomime, for professional,

amateur, adult, student and children’s companies in Britain and abroad. He has

been actively involved in the writing and development of many new plays since

1997 – as a director, actor, teacher, writer and dramaturg. He has since worked

as Associate Director for UnFit Productions, YCT and Kipper Tie, and as Co-

Artistic Director of Damn Cheek Productions.

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JONAH AND CHRISTIAN LEES

Jonah trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School

His first TV appearances included Nickelodeon and Comic

Relief and he made his screen debut in the multiple award

winning short film WEDNESDAY, produced by Stephen

Daldry (BILLY ELLIOT, THE HOURS).

Jonah’s first professional production was in the popular

BBC drama HOLBY CITY. Jonah also voiced the

character of “Bluz” in 20 episodes of the Playhouse Disney hit animated show

THE HAPPY MONSTER BAND.

Jonah made his West End debut playing “Michael Banks” in MARY POPPINS at

the Prince Edward Theatre. TV, Radio Plays and Commercials soon followed.

He won the important role of “Douglas Gresham” in the National Tour of the

heart wrenching play SHADOWLANDS, the story of C.S. Lewis, alongside

legendary actor Charles Dance. The play moved into the Wyndhams Theatre

and due to popular demand was extended to the Novello Theatre on London’s

famous Strand.

Jonah won a coveted role in ERIC AND ERNIE the BAFTA nominated biopic

for the BBC playing the young “Eric Morecambe” one of the UK’s best loved

comedians.

All of this phenomenal work lead to his breakout film when Jonah and his

brother were cast as leads in THE TALE OF TALES, the first English language

feature for famed Italian director Matteo Garrone. The stunning film was

selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Jonah starred opposite Salma Hayek, John C Reilly, Toby Jones and Vincent

Cassell.

Jonah and Christian were named one of Hello Magazine’s RISING STARS

2015.

Christian also trained at The Sylvia Young Theatre School. He made his West

End theatre debut playing “Gavroche” in LES MISERABLES by age 9. Christian

went directly from his work in LES MISERABLES to join the cast of BILLY

ELLIOT at the Victoria Palace Theatre. TV, Radio Plays and Commercials soon

followed. He won the important role of “Douglas Gresham” in the National

Tour of the heart wrenching play SHADOWLANDS, the story of C.S. Lewis,

alongside legendary actor Charles Dance. The play moved into the Wyndhams

Theatre and due to popular demand was extended to the Novello Theatre.

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After an acclaimed nine month run in SHADOWLANDS Christian won his first

television Guest Lead role in the UK’s popular drama THE BILL, followed by his

first feature film THE INFIDEL opposite Archie Panjabi. More TV appearances

soon followed including THE MINDER and LITTLE CRACKERS with Stephen

Fry for Sky 1.

His on-screen success quickly turned into his first series lead role for Sky1 HD

in their new sitcom PARENTS, followed by another lead in the comedic short

film, GUTPUNCH which premiered at the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival and

was nominated for Best Film at the Huston Comedy Film Festival. Sun Records’

In 2016 Christian & Jonah headed to Hollywood, where they made their US

Television debut in ‘SunRecords’

A historical drama about the birth of Rock & Roll set in the early 1950’s in charts

the rise of musical heroes such as Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash before they

were famous

Christian plays ‘The Killer’ Rock & Roll legend Jerry-Lee Lewis & Jonah, his

cousin, evangelist Jimmy Swaggart

The series is directed by Oscar nominated director Roland Joffe and filmed in

BEAU-JESSICA ROBERTS

Beau discovered her love of the theatre at a young age.

She became an active member of the Princes Youth

Theatre and played many lead roles.

Beau studied drama with The London Academy of Music

and Dramatic Art ,she is now a LAMDA teacher and

examiner.

Beau taught drama at the Helen O’ Grady Drama Academy and Grettton

School.

Beau has a Masters in Dramatherapy and a BA Honours in Drama and

Philosophy.

Jessica is a Registered Psychodynamic Dramatherapist, Counsellor. In 2013

Beau’s Research Thesis was written on the merits of Dramatherapy with people

with ASD. Beau also runs the Rainbeau Drama School.

Beau lives in Cambridge with her husband and two sons.

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STEFAN PUXON

Stefan Puxon was inspired by the performing arts early

on in life and started taking classes in singing, acting and

dancing at the age of 10. Stefan began his formal training

with a two year course at Tiffany Theatre College and

furthered his studies at Bodywork in Cambridge where he

was awarded a full DADA and National Diploma in Musical

Theatre. Believing a dancers training is never over Stefan

takes class regularly and has recently returned from an

intensive 6 weeks in Los Angeles.

‘Branded’ at The Old Vic was Stefan’s professional debut where he worked

alongside Artistic Director Kevin Spacey. Since then he has performed in

venues such as the Royal Opera House, O2 Arena and Saddler’s Wells; for

artists such as Pixie Lott, Jay Sean ft Lil Wayne, Aleshia Dixon, N-Dubz and

Labrinth to name a few as well as being the face of national and international

advertising campaigns for brands such as Toyota, Skoda, KFC and Master

Card.

Stefan’s passion for creativity sees him working equally as a choreographer

and performer and his enthusiasm to share means Stefan has almost 10 years

of professional teaching experience varying from stage schools, renowned

dance colleges and the biggest studios in London. As a choreographer Stefan

has worked on music videos with artist such as Will Young as well as adverts

and corporate events for big brands like Sony Playstation (starring David

Hasselhoff), BBC, Mercedes and Cadbury’s among others and as well as

numerous fashions shows.

Stefan brings together his classical training and street dance expertise in every

performance making him a unique and dynamic Dancer and Choreographer.

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MICHAEL WATSON

Michael Watson began his training at The Princes Youth

Theatre and Tiffany Stage Academy in Clacton-on-Sea.

At sixteen he won a scholarship to the Tiffany Theatre

College in Southend, graduating in July 2006. Michael has

performed in many London theatres including Sadler’s

Wells, the Palladium and the Royal Albert Hall, where he

performed in the Chess Anniversary Concert alongside

Kerry Ellis, Josh Groban and Idina Menzel. Michael’s

West End debut was in the hit show We Will Rock You where he enjoyed a

successful two years.

West End credits include: Frankie Valli in Jersey boys, the original cast

of Imagine This at the New London Theatre, the original cast of Sister Act at the

London Palladium, where he covered and played the roles of TJ and Denero,

alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Sheila Hancock, the original cast of Shrek The

Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and, most recently, Woof in a charity

gala performance of Hair at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Other credits include: Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Radlett Theatre,

Tribe and cover Woof in Hair at the Deutsches Theatre, Munich, Rooster

in Annie alongside Su Pollard (international tour) and workshops for Ghost, In

Touch and All or Nothing.

Cast recordings include: Imagine This and Sister Act.

MULTIPLE WORKSHOP DISCOUNT

BOOK 2 WORKSHOPS

10% DISCOUNT

BOOK 3 WORKSHOPS

20% DISCOUNT

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APPLICATION FORM

Surname

Forename

Sex Male X Female X Age

Date of Birth DD MM YYYY

Address

Postcode

Home Telephone Number

Alternative Telephone Number

School Year

School Attended

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Is he/she on the books of any other Performing Arts Agent?

If so, please state name and address

Name

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Does your son/daughter have any Special needs/medial/pastoral?

Do you attend any other theatre/dancing school? If so, which one?

Name

I DO/DO NOT give permission for performance photographs of my son/

daughter to be displayed on the group (private) Facebook page or in the press

Signed Parent/Carer Date

*If under 18

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PLEASE RETURN TO:

Princes Youth Theatre, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1SE

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Terms and Conditions

In the course of the activities provided by PAC photographs and video may

be taken by the course teachers and in the case of performances by other

parents, which may include footage of your child. These may be used on our

website or in our brochures from time to time. Please ensure you let the

Princes Theatre know in writing if you do not consent to the use of images

as described above.

All enrolment forms must be authorised by a parent or guardian if the participant

is under 18 years of age. PAC reserve the right to cancel any class. In the unlikely

event that, PAC may need to change the venue for a workshop, in this instance,

we will let participants and parents/guardians know in advance, using the contact

details you provide. PAC reserve the right to change advertised workshop staff

and content, and the running of all workshops is subject to adequate participant

numbers.

Participation in PAC Workshops are intended to be productive and enjoyable for

everyone attending. In order to ensure that all attending have an opportunity to

participate fully in classes please observe the following guidelines.

Participants should:

• Arrive on time for their class.

• Be appropriately dressed wearing loose comfortable clothing and footwear.

• Switch off their mobile telephone while in class.

• Follow instructions from PAC Staff.

• Behave sensibly and responsibly at all times being aware of their safety and the

safety of others.

PAC will not tolerate bullying or any other form of abuse. We therefore reserve

the right to remove /bar participants on the grounds of disruptive behaviour.


“We must all do

theatre, to find out

who we are, and to

discover who we

could become”

- Augusto Boal

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