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Drama Masterclass with Sir Timothy Ackroyd

Have you ever wanted to learn how to act? This is a once in a lifetime experience to work with one of our most admired actors, Sir Timothy Ackroyd.

The course will take place over a month of Sundays in November, and will lead to a performed reading of Chekhov’s The Seagull in front of an audience at The Idler Academy.

We will be holding two open auditions at the Idler Academy on Thursday 27th September at 6.30 – 8pm, and Saturday 29th September, noon to 2pm. In order to register your interest, please email joanna@idler.co.uk with “seagull” in the subject line, or call us on 0207 221 5908.
Timothy Ackroyd: Aged just 17, Timothy was nominated for the West End Critic’s Award for most promising Newcomer of 1976 for his performance of Clyttemnestra in Agamemnom. Winning a scholarship to LAMDA he subsequently worked with the late, great Nat Brenner. He has appeared in a great many West End productions including Macbeth (Old Vic), Much Ado About Nothing and A Month In The Country (National Theatre), Man and Superman (Theatre Royal, Haymarket and Cambridge), and Pygmalion (Shaftesbury), amongst others. Further afield he has made his mark in Denver, New Orleans, Dallas and New York with The Rivals and A Step Out Of Time. Timothy has established the leading African conservation charity Tusk Trust in 1989 and is Chairman of the Ackroyd Trust which helps drama students entering their final year of training. He has also established The John Ackroyd Scholarship at the RCM. In 2009 a volume of his poetry, titled ‘Tripe’, was published.

Dates: Sunday 4th November, Sunday 11th November, Sunday 18th November and Sunday 25th November 2012, culminating in a performed reading in front of an audience on the final Sunday 25th November at 7.30pm

Times: 11am – 4pm

Group size: ten

Place: The Idler Academy, 81 Westbourne Park Road, London W2 5QH. Tel: 0207 221 5908

Cost: £240

Course benefits: light lunch, tea and coffee

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