Acting Company


Mondays: 6.45 pm to 9.15 pm


PRODUCTION TERM DATES18th September 2023-4th December 2023

8th January 2024-11th March 2024

Tech rehearsal 17th March 2024

Performance Dates 18th & 19th March 2024



PRODUCTION TERM FEES£560 if paid up front in full


Two monthly direct debit instalments of £280


8 monthly direct debit instalments of £70


Courtyard Theatre
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield St, London N1 6EU

CLAIRE AMIAS Claire is a RADA trained actor. She has worked extensively on stage and screen. She also acts, writes and directs for her theatre company A Monkey With Cymbals. On-screen Claire has played main supporting roles in numerous feature films including Mabel Smith in Borley Rectory (alongside Reece Shearsmith), Ms. Conrad in Telling Lies (alongside Jason Flemyng and Melanie Brown), the Young Nurse in Provoked (which starred Miranda Richardson and Robbie Coltrane), and Beattie in The Magic Hour. Stage roles have included Mags in Handbagged and Sheila in Relatively Speaking at Windsor Theatre Royal and on tour, and Maggie in Hobson’s Choice and Liz Essendine in Present Laughter at Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre all for Paul Taylor-Mills. Also I have performed in several No 1 Tours – Funny Peculiar for Bill Kenwright and Handbagged for Eleanor Lloyd Prods.

Ever wanted to perform in a play? Are you conscious about confidence? Or budding to be brave? Then our Acting Company is the exciting opportunity you’ve been looking for! Our Acting Company is suitable for those that have completed at least one term of Stage & the City’s Acting for Intermediates or Acting for Improvers or with equivalent experience elsewhere. Put your skills into practice by building a character in a contemporary play with a public performance at a London theatre, whilst developing skills and confidence and fitting around your working life.

In the next term, we will begin to rehearse Blithe Spirit written by Noël Coward.

Blithe Spirit is a comic play by Noël Coward, described by the author as “an improbable farce in three acts”. The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant Madame Arcati to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his wilful and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.

This production will be taking place at the Courtyard Theatre on 18th and 19th March 2024.

If you are offered a place in the company and wish to accept it, you will be required to commit to THE FULL PRODUCTION TERM including the show dates. If you withdraw before the show dates full fees for both terms will still be due.

You will be developing the following skills set:

  • Comedic timing
  • Perform in a naturalistic acting style in a slice-of-life comedy/drama
  • Movement work to help play characters unlike your own physicality in a naturalistic way
  • Text analysis – to help play the given circumstances
  • Ensemble acting work
  • Vocal work to help develop character, clarity and projection

For a place on this course, please click the AUDITION NOW button below to secure your place for our workshop style audition taking place on the first day of term.

Please note that as we are an adult performing arts school, any video footage or photographs taken during your class may be used on our social media for marketing and promotional purposes.


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