WORKSHOPS: Finding the Funny in a Personal Story (CLASS 1)

£250 for 10 week course

Finding the Funny in a Personal Story: Including Acting through Comedy, the importance of Improv, Physicality, Heightened Characters, Narration and Prop making taught by some of the best in the business.

This popular course taught by Beth Vyse and special guests is back!

Do you have something to say but find it difficult? Do you think it’s funny but you don’t feel sure? Do you want to create a show but have no idea where to start? These are all skills you can learn in this unique series of intimate workshops on acting through comedy, retaining the self while playing heightened characters, physicality, narration and turning a solo story into something funny.

Beth Vyse is a performer, director and practitioner. She has worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Arcola, Sheffield Crucible to mention but a few. She’s also been in TV shows such as Spooks, A Touch of Frost, Holby City and on BBC Radio 4 and the Dr Who *series. She has created three critically acclaimed Edinburgh Shows all with transfers to Soho Theatre, Latitude and New Zealand Comedy Festival, she begins a National Tour this Autumn with *“As Funny As Cancer” her most recent show and she is still “The queen pin of weirdos comedy” Chortle. She has directed and taught at LAMDA, Manchester Met, Rose Bruford, The Urdang, The Centre and Soho Theatre.

Classes will be on Sundays from 2-5pm running from the 24th September running until the weekend of 3rd December (with the 29th October off) including a live showcase.

The course lasts 10 weeks and each session runs at 3 hours long. In the tenth week Beth will hire a venue in the centre of London where you will all perform 10 mins of the work you’ve created. She will invite all her industry contacts, you have guest speakers throughout the course, and she will give you all the tools to create a funny, and perhaps moving, piece of theatre.

The 10 week course will be available for only 20 people at £250 each

Class Dates: Sunday 24th September 2-5pm Sunday 1st October 2-5pm Sunday 8th October 2-5pm Sunday 15th October 2-5pm Sunday 22nd October 2-5pm Sunday 5th November 2-5pm Sunday 12th November 2-5pm Sunday 19th November 2-5pm Sunday 26th November 2-5pm Sunday 3rd December 2-5pm

Guest Lecturers: Teachers include Richard Gadd , John Kearns and Richard Soames (Monkey Toast)

Applications: To apply please send us a reason to blvyse@hotmail.com about why you want to do the course including how long you have been working in the arts and bit of background about yourself. Any clips of your work. You favourite comedian/performer and why. A funny short story about yourself. No more than a half a page.