Sat, 05 Nov|
Masterclass: The Comedy Double Act
Led by Cheryl Stapleton. This is an ideal workshop for anyone wanting to develop confidence in comedy performance, gain ideas for devising, find simple ways into comic characterisation or simply to have fun! Silly hats and comic props will be in abundance...
Time & Location
05 Nov 2022, 10:00 – 16:00
Shoebox Theatre, Health Hydro, Milton Rd, Swindon SN1 5JA, UK
About the event
Led by Cheryl Stapleton. Laurel and Hardy, Morecambe and Wise, Mayall and Edmondson, Reeves and Mortimer... Comic double acts have been appearing on our screens and stages for over a century, but what makes them so timelessly funny? We will trace the roots of the double act back through sitcom, stage and the silent screen playing in comic duos such as the Master and Servant; the Charlatan and Stooge and the Dumb and Dumber Clowns. This workshop is entirely practical and focused on the physical tomfoolery. We will take you through the tricks of the comic greats!
This is an ideal workshop for anyone wanting to develop confidence in comedy performance, gain ideas for devising, find simple ways into comic characterisation or simply to have fun! Silly hats and comic props will be in abundance - feel free to bring your own random objects with comic potential to add to the mix! Come on your own or bring a comic partner.
When: Saturday 5th November 2022, 10am-4.00pm
Cost: £50 per person
Suitable for ages 18+, Beginners, Professional performers, Teachers and Directors.
Keeping you safe:
We will follow COVID-19 safety rules and guidance during this course and will send participants up-to-date requirements and procedures prior to the event.
Cheryl Stapleton is a comedy actress, director and qualified drama teacher. She runs Learning Through Theatre, delivering workshops nationwide and staging Commedia dell'Arte masked theatre productions. She trained in physical performance with leading experts including Philippe Gaulier, Marcello Magni, John Rudlin, Antonio Fava and mask-maker Michael Chase. Her specialism is physical comedy and has taught at Circomedia, RADA, University College London, University of Gloucestershire and at schools and colleges throughout the UK.