Acting Company


Mondays: 6.45 pm to 9.15 pm


SUMMER TERM9th May 2022 – 25th July 2022 (12 weeks)
WINTER TERM12th September 2022-28th November 2022

Show Dates-5th & 6th December 2022




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 Saturday, Sunday, Monday written by Eduardo de Filippo and adapted by Keith Waterhouse and
Willis Hall.

A full length comedic drama exploring marital misunderstandings, a lovers quarrel, and generational conflict. Watch as tempers flare and passion explodes during this traditional Sunday family dinner set in Naples, Italy.

This production will be taking place at the Courtyard Theatre on 5th and 6th December 2022.

If you are offered a place in the company and wish to accept it you will be required to commit until and including the show dates.

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 enter your details and you will be invited to an open audition via zoom on 25th April 2022. You will not need to prepare anything for this audition. There will be some improvisation and a script to read through during the evening. If you have dyslexia and would like some more time to read the script please e-mail

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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