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‘The Alchemy of Screen Acting’ 5-Day Workshop



In it’s 18th year, ‘The Alchemy of Screen Acting’, continues to set the professional standard in the UK for screen acting training. It has given more than 1000 actors the opportunity to work in a safe, relaxed environment with experienced television drama director, Andrew Higgs, to find their feet and develop their self confidence in front of the camera. Part audition technique, part preparation for how very fast indeed TV schedules have become, the emphasis is on shooting both soap and film scenes, exploring techniques of acting in ‘real’ environments and the correct use of props.


Superior lighting/camera work, sound and editing continue to produce scenes shot to broadcast technical standard, so that material produced during the 5-day period can be used on a professional showreel. Groups of eight actors not only learn (and practice) powerful job-winning audition techniques but also get up to date coaching on effective marketing and networking strategies, and participants have gone on to achieve many professional screen credits in commercials, TV drama series and feature films.


Due to production, directing and writing commitments, Andrew is only able to run this acclaimed workshop occasionally. If you would like to attend but cannot make the current date/s available, please email Macheath Productions ( to express your interest and you will be kept up to date with future opportunities. As the eight places on each workshop fill up very quickly, early booking is advised.


PLEASE NOTE: the course is very intensive and scenes will need to be learned overnight.

"My current showreel is the third update Andrew has made for me. The first one was entirely workshop material and I was amazed that Andrew managed to produce such a professional result from such a limited amount of material. This last update includes my recent role in Coronation Street which demonstrates how far my career has come in the last few years and how much I owe Andrew for his continued support and advice. If you need a kick start to get your screen career going then Andrew Higgs is the best person to go to. He will offer unstinting time and effort to do his best for you. I can't recommend him highly enough."
-Ruth Evans

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