Always wanting to learn some acting skills but didn't know where to go? Why not try Howick Little Theatre's fun, supportive, school-term-based classes? The adult class is from 7pm to 9pm during term time (excluding Easter Monday, Queen's Birthday and Labour Day).
Senior Tutor Terry Hooper trained at the Rose Bruford School of Speech and Drama. He worked for six years as a professional actor in many London theatres and in Europe. He has also worked in Theatre in Education and has directed for youth theatres. Terry was a founder of The Minus One Theatre Company, Crossfade Theatre Company and The Acting Collective. Terry most recently directed and performed at Whoa! Studios where he played the lead villain, Dr Gloom.
The children’s classes are on Tuesdays.
Junior Tutor Ruby Love comes from an early background in film and television, working professionally from 6 years old on a range of films, TV series, TV commercials and in theatre. She has since graduated a BPA in Acting from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, and trained with both the John Bolton Theatre School and L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier, in workshops including Character, Mask and Melodrama. Through devised work she has explored visual components of story alongside puppetry, story structure and an on-going research of creative processes. She continues to work and train as an actress and voice artist and brings a strong passion and curiosity. A keen investigator of storytelling, creation, and play, her classes are a mix of games, script-work, devising, and improvisation. Ruby loves to see students bring their whole selves forward and find joy and free-flowing imagination in performance.
Classes are structured to allow the individual student to learn and be challenged in a fun environment. It is not necessary for any of the participants to have existing drama experience - a strong desire to be there and a willingness to try new things is all that is required (though a sense of humour is a plus!). A range of theatrical devices, games, styles, exercises and devised provocations will be used.
The focus will be given to character development and storytelling, and students will learn much and grow in confidence. There will also be a strong emphasis on creating work. Students will be encouraged to free their imaginations and explore the notion of play as a creative tool while also learning to trust their abilities to communicate through physical expression.
In-class presentations will be staged during the year and there will also be an opportunity to share work with friends and family later in the year.
Interested in acting classes at HLT?
Contact the theatre office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or enrol online on our website.