Short Course

Action Weekend

The Actors art is the art of action!

Mike Alfreds

The ICAT Action Week­end is an immensely pop­u­lar course where par­ti­cipants immerse them­selves in the toolkit that has made the school so pop­u­lar, the prin­ciples of Mike Alfreds, led by ICAT founder, Simon Trinder.

Mike Alfreds is a course advisor at ICAT. He is an award win­ning, inter­na­tion­ally renowned dir­ect­or who has been named one of the best dir­ect­ors in Bri­tain by Sir Ian McK­el­len and Mark Rylance. He tutors and coaches actors world­wide includ­ing a number of Hollywood’s elite.

His free­dom enhan­cing approach to the craft as detailed in his book Dif­fer­ent Every Night, is intro­duced by Simon in this hugely ener­gised, prac­tic­al and inspir­ing week­end course. This will change your approach to acting in the most won­der­ful way.

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Mikes renowned book and Simon as Trin­culo in the RSC’s ground­break­ing pro­duc­tion of The Tem­pest.

Simon, who has worked with Mike extens­ively, is an award win­ning Royal Shakespeare Com­pany actor with 17 years exper­i­ence in high pro­file theatre, radio, film and tele­vi­sion His trade­mark teach­ing style bal­ances energy with clar­ity earn­ing him the name ‘The Bolton Bullet’ by a recent par­ti­cipant. He cre­ates an envir­on­ment where ideas are kept simple but effect­ive and there is an invit­a­tion for all to fail safely.

The course, which always has restric­ted num­bers to allow par­ti­cipants time to explore, reg­u­larly score’s 10 out of 10 on numer­ic feed­back and Simon is repeatedly invited back to teach these skills at prom­in­ent actor train­ing estab­lish­ments. Some recent writ­ten feed­back:

” I want to do my whole career over again know­ing what I know now!”

10 out of 10. This tech­nique is what I’ve been miss­ing. It’s taken the myth out of acting!”

“And so con­cludes an incred­ible week­end of action­ing. HIGHLY RECOMMEND”

I feel my toolkit, brain and gut bul­ging with new ideas”


Over 18’s only, work­ing actors or actors in train­ing. Exper­i­ence is not neces­sary, just a com­mit­ted atti­tude.

DATES 2018

London: 7th/8th July

Manchester: 17th/18th March


10 am- 6pm on both days


£80.oo per stu­dent

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I’ve just done the week­end Action Course and had the most amaz­ing exper­i­ence.

Actor: Parisa Nikkhai-Eshghi

The best train­ing I’ve had. I left every ses­sion feel­ing ener­gised and inspired.

Actor: Marlon Solomon
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