Simon Trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Since 2000 he has worked consistently in international television, theatre, film and radio (BBC Carlton Hobbes winner 2000). Highlights include 13 productions at the RSC (Clarence Derwent Award winner, Helen Hayes award USA/Evening Standard award nominee) most recently playing Trinculo in the groundbreaking production of The Tempest starring Simon Russell Beale, Puck In Mike Alfreds Critically acclaimed Midsummer Nights Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe, Royal Court and regular roles in Ordinary Lies (BBC), Without You (ITV), Midwinter of The Spirit (ITV), Katy (CBBC).
London Course Leader
Kitty is an actor and movement director. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Trinity Laban. Kate has movement directed/ choreographed many plays and pieces and has performed at The Young Vic, The National and on the West End, amongst many others. She is part of the movement faculty at Shakespeare’s Globe and teaches regularly at the Royal Welsh College and Brit School.
Manchester Course Leader
Emma graduated from LAMDA in 1990 winning the prestigious BBC Radio Carleton Hobbs Award. As well as being a hugely prolific voice over artist she has worked with many renowned directors, actors, voice teachers and playwrights such as Peggy Ashcroft, Paul Scofield, Tom Stoppard, John Barton, Cicely Berry and Stephen Daldry. Her varied and diverse acting career in theatre has included Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and Bristol Old Vic.
Sarah is a movement director, performance coach and practitioner. She is the founder of Shapes in Motion and the coordinator of the recently formed MoCap Troupe, and was the Movement Coach on ‘Jupiter Ascending’ directed by The Wachowskis and on Guardians of the Galaxy directed by James Gunn amongst many other notable movies. Sarah teaches Movement for Actors regularly at The Actors Centre and has also taught for Spotlight, Mountview, The Birmingham School of Acting and many other UK educational institutions.
Currently a Lecturer at Bolton University as well as founder and creative director of Maelstrom Theatre. Lindsey has lectured at Edge Hill, ALRA, UCLAN, LIPA, Salford and Lancaster as well as Choreographed and mentored for Youth Companies and Professional Theatre companies. As a performer Lindsey has worked in dance in the NW, nationally and internationally. In her early career she worked with Jean Gaudin, (FRA) David Dorfman (USA) and Matthew Bourne (UK) Lindsey created and performed in solo works for Irvine Welsh, Hanif Kurishi and award winning poet and writer Tim Wells.
London VoiceAbi holds an MA in Professional Voice Practice from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and teaches voice at a number of drama schools & universities including Mountview, ALRA, Manchester School of Theatre, Rose Bruford, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Prior to training as a voice coach, Abi was an actress and performed in various No1 tours and in the West End- playing the lead role of Sophie in the Olivier award nominated ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’.
With an MA Voice Studies from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and a varied performance career spanning 10 years, accent and vocal coach Nic’s work covers the fundamentals of voice from breath onto text as well as accent coaching and character voicing for gaming and animation. She has taught at LIPA, RADA, Arts Ed, East 15 and now, delightfully, ICAT.
Adjoa is one of Britain’s most recognisable actors with a career spanning decades in every medium. Highlights include regular roles in Eastenders, Holby and Dr Who. Seasons at the National Theatre, RSC and Donmar Warehouse. Film work includes Noel Clark’s Adulthood and playing opposite Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon in Clint Eastwood’s smash hit Invictus.
Karen HenthornKaren is an actor with a hugely impressive CV, covering television, theatre and film. She has played regular roles in long running series such as Coronation Street, Eastenders and Shameless. Karen recently played the role of Rose Narracott in the National Theatre’s International tour of smash hit show, War Horse.Karen teaches regularly at ICAT, Italia Conti and Manchester School of Theatre.
James has been an actor since 1982 and has worked consistently in Stage, TV, Radio Film & Voice Overs ever since. Also a writer, James played the title role 3 series of in his own radio comedy, ‘Sir Ralph Stanza’, has had plays premiered at SJT Scarboro and Liverpool Everyman and had three TV sitcom scripts commissioned by BBC Comedy. James is also co-founder of ‘JB Shorts’, Manchester’s twice-yearly festival of short plays by established TV writers which has recently completed its 18th season.
Described by Sir Ian Mckellen as one of the best three directors in the country, Mike Alfreds is a true master of the ensemble. Born in London, Mike trained in the USA and Israel. During his illustrious career, he founded the world famous ‘Shared Experience’ theatre company, was an associate director at the Royal National Theatre and has directed at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe amongst many other places. He authored the books ‘Different Every Night’ and ‘Then What Happens’.
Greg is the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He took over from Michael Boyd as artistic director in 2012. His career highlights include Macbeth starring Sir Antony Sher, Alls Well that Ends Well starring Dame Judi Dench, Hamlet with David Tennant and Patrick Stewart, Richard 2nd starring David Tennant and the goundbreaking motion capture production of The Tempest starring Simon Russell Beale.