Release your talent and boost your acting skills in 2015!!
Now in its tenth year, the LONDON ACTORS WORKSHOP offers a variety of in depth acting workshops in the heart of the West End.
BOOK NOW for the special Autumn edition of our intensive Acting for Film & TV course beginning 20th Sept.
Over twelve consecutive Sundays you will work with seven leading industry tutors covering TV/Film Acting, Commercials, Acting in British Drama, Method, Script Analysis, Audition Technique, Screen Combat and much more.
The classes run Sundays 10.30am - 1.30pm OR 2.30pm -5.30pm at our studio in Covent Garden and we welcome all levels of experience.
LAW offers a 12 week course, bringing together different approaches and techniques in intensive Sunday workshops.
The course will be over 12 weeks and will take place on Sunday mornings or afternoons (3 hours each session). There are three additional sessions with Casting Directors, plus an Industry Showcase.
Students will have the opportunity to work with a variety of different tutors, all with vast experience and a strong, working knowledge of the TV, film and stage industry.
We'll have a professional photographer on hand if you need to update your headshot (heavily discounted offer!)
You will be taught the different techniques required for acting in front of a camera as well as an in-depth look at the casting process for commercials and TV/ film.
You will have the opportunity to see yourself on tape followed by a discussion on how you might improve.
Various important acting skills will be covered e.g. Improvisation, Method Acting, 'Soap' Acting, Sight Reading, Audition technique, Screen Combat and Text Analysis using monologues, duologues and scenes from films/TV/ plays/-devised pieces of drama.
Casting directors will give advice on what they actually look for, helping you to be fully prepared when presenting yourself for acting work.
In addition to the showcase and workshops, two extra evenings are set aside for Casting Director sessions. Casting Directors for the summer term will be announced shortly.
Students prepare for a showcase evening held at a London venue (tbc) and we produce a professional flyer to promote the evening.
This is an excellent opportunity to promote yourself to invited industry professionals.
Friends and family will also be invited to see the results of your work on stage in a presentation of dramatic duologues.
The workshop is at our studio in Covent Garden and will take place every Sunday for twelve weeks.
Please see the timetable page on the top navigation bar, to find out when the next course starts.
Places are limited to 16 per class so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Jon Sidgwick graduated from LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), a top London drama school, and into a particularily talented year. Some of Jon's class mates included Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Luke Roberts (Holby City), Jonah Lotan (24, Pan Am) and Georgina Rylance (Spartacus) as well as Dominic Cooper (Captain America, Mamma Mia) and Bryan Dick (Master & Commander - The Far Side of the World), who graduated at the same time.
Jon's career to date has been filled with quality work, on both stage and screen. His most notable stage work has been acting alongside Steven Berkoff ('Messiah - Scenes of a Crucifixion', The Old Vic Theatre London and 'Oedipus - After Sophocles', Edinburgh Festival) as well as performing alongside Neil Stuke in the 2012 West End comedy '6 Actors in Search of a Director' both written and directed by Steven Berkoff. Jon has also toured with many theatre companies in the UK, most notably playing the lead in 'Pentecost' by David Edgar in 2012, John Proctor in "The Crucible" and Heathcliff in "Wuthering Heights". Jon also enjoyed a terrific run at the Tabard Theatre, London, playing the lead role of Vinnie in "Lusting after Pipino's Wife".
Jon's film and television career is also rich with achievement. As well appearing in both 'Coronation Street' as Phil Mason and 'Hollyoaks' as Matt Newell. Jon has played lead roles in many feature films, including 'Cargo','The Man Who Sold the World' and 'The Witches Hammer', as well as featured roles in 'Bane', 'LVJ', 'Hellbreeder' and 'The Last Bloodline'. But Jon's critical acclaim came in the shape of a small film by Director Martin Stitt, which went global.
With a 'BIFA' (British Independent Film Awards) nomination, "What Does Your Daddy Do" follows Jon in the lead role of Damien, a performance which also gained the film a nomination at the Venice IFF (International Film Festival) and an outstanding response at the Festival de Cannes.
Jon has sucessfully run the London Actors Workshop since 2005 and dedicates much of his time helping LAW students past and present, climb the acting ladder.
"The toughest part of being an actor is the time in between jobs. To keep your spirits high, your goals focused and your skills sharp, you need to keep training. Our tutors are excellent. They set a high standard and cram a lot of work into a three hour class. Whether relatively new to the business or boosting your existing skills, with dedication and enthusiasm you'll benefit greatly from the courses on offer: new contacts, new ideas and renewed vigour for this challenging and exciting profession!"
Great value for money. The sessions on casting technique and character building certainly helped me secure 2 roles last year.
This course gave me a much greater knowledge of acting and how to break in to the industry. Several teachers worked very closely with us and as a result of this course and the brilliant showcase I found my agent.
Since taking the LAW course I have enrolled on the MA in Theatre & Performance Studies course at Rose Bruford College of Performing Arts, been accepted onto Spotlight, am staging an exhibition on the work of Constantin Stanislavski at the National Theatre in April 2008, have been given roles in two films, a play and a pantomime, and in the latter won a South London Theatre Oscar.
"I took this course on the recommendation of a friend, who had previously done it herself, and also because of the variety it afforded me. Every week was a challenge and great fun - a lot of the classes were camera-focused which was incredibly useful considering the work you are up for these days and I came away with solid tips and more self-confidence which I have since applied to castings, auditions and other workshops."