First Act

First Act is designed to introduce you to the basics of stagecraft. Through games and scripted work, you will learn everything you’ll need to be a confident actor, at the same time as building life skills and experiences in a fun setting.

The group is led by professional actress Amy Phillips. Amy, who appeared in the LAC’s production of Shadowlands, has worked extensively in TV, film and theatre.

The sessions are two hours, once a week over ten weeks featuring games and ‘play’ to explore various aspects of acting and then scripted work which Amy directs. It is appropriate for all levels and anyone can come and observe a session for free at any time during a term.

At the end of each term there is an informal performance for family and friends.

The great thing about First Act is that you can do one ten week term, take a few terms off and come back again – or come every term.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Amy for many years now and know her to be an exceptional actress with a great understanding and passion for the acting craft. She is a brilliant teacher and performer: unintimidating, passionate and inspirational and all opportunities to learn with her should be seized” –   Lisa Spirling – Theatre Director



End of term showcase (v.informal!) – We often have an industry professional to come and do another q&a at the showcase having had very successful talks from producer Lucia Latimer and writer Louise Ramsden previously.

This is a regular activity

Every Tuesday at 7.30pm for 10 sessions a term
Cost: £100 a term in the Rehearsal Studio
The leader of this activity is Amy Phillips