Comedians, LAMDA 2008



A teacher of some 20 years experience, Mark offers a variety of classes and courses which can be tailor made for school, University and Conservatoire training programmes.  He also runs weekend workshops and week long summer schools open to all (please see Upcoming Events for details of latest courses).



All classes are practical; a mixture of games, exercises, improvisation and devising that allow the actor to fully 'play', embracing risk-taking and allowing the actor to take creative control in their own work.

Specialist courses include:

Clown
Find your personal idiot and use this character to create your own work. This is ideal for actors/comedians exploring the nature of comedy and their own comic personna, but is also an essential component of any actors complete training.

Bouffon
An amazingly physical and high energy approach to satire.  The actor uses three character types to create solo and group scenes of varying degrees of coarseness and vulgarity.

Chorus
Starting with basic movement in the space and growing to encompass classic tragedy and comic forms this course looks at ensemble storytelling: including use of the body, text and sound effects with a choral group.

Melodrama
An exploration of the traditional form of 'peasants tragedy', involving song, use of chorus and the exploration of the extreme emotions.

Introduction to Lecoq
Basic course looking at 'le jeu', movement and use of space and principles of improvisation.  Ideal for beginners.