Develop your acting techniques for both stage and TV

with professional actors


Every day from Monday 26th to Friday 30th July 2021

Mayfield Scout Hut

Cost £80 for 5 sessions
(£65 additional family members)

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Participants will gain a valuable insight into what it takes to be an actor both on stage and on screen. Working in front of the camera, they’ll get to understand the differences between stage and screen and the importance of a close up, as well as the technical elements required to work on a set.

More about James Simmons
James trained at LAMDA and has 30 years of experience as an actor and director. He has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, at Chichester and has appeared many times in the West End.  James was in The Woman in Black and completed over 1000 performances as Scar, in Disney’s The Lion King and was nominated Best Actor in the MTA Awards for his performance of Elyot in Private Lives. He has made countless TV appearances including Trial and Retribution and Eastenders and appeared in a number of movies including Les Miserables, Henry V and The Whistleblower and Blue Ice with Michael Caine.

James has also been a director, taught LAMDA and led workshops, all over the world and is an acting tutor at the Royal Academy of Music. He recently returned from China where he was Associate Director of ’The Nine Coloured Deer’, a new musical for the Peoples Theatre of Wuhan.

More about Adam Leese
Adam landed his first role in Victoria Wood’s BBC sitcom ‘Dinnerladies’ whilst in his last term at Arts Ed Drama School. Twenty two years on and he has now accumulated a respectable CV, having worked on films such as ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’, ‘Attack The Block’, ‘King of Thieves’ with Michael Caine and ‘The Kid Who Would be King,’ where he’s reunited with Director Joe Cornish. Adam also has over 50 credits on the small screen and has appeared in shows such as ‘The I.T Crowd’, ‘Broadchurch’, ‘Humans’, ‘Harlots’ and several appearances in ‘Eastenders’.

Adam is Currently the Head of Acting at Reynolds Performing Arts in Dartford and Head Tutor for the National Youth Film Academy