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Manchester School of Theatre - Acting Leading northern drama school offering conservatoire actor training in the heart of Manchester.

Operating as usual

20/05/2022

The trailer for THE ACCRINGTON PALS is here!

26-28th May

Tickets available via the link in our bio ✨

Trailer by @mr_jimmyboy

The Accrington Pals cast in action! Less than a week to go 🤩26th-28th May @ Grosvenor East Theatre - you don’t want to m...
20/05/2022

The Accrington Pals cast in action! Less than a week to go 🤩
26th-28th May @ Grosvenor East Theatre - you don’t want to miss it.
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The LAST play of the year, and the final time our third years take to our stage…THE ACCRINGTON PALSSet against the backd...
17/05/2022

The LAST play of the year, and the final time our third years take to our stage…

THE ACCRINGTON PALS

Set against the backdrop of true events from The First World War. With the promise of excitement, opportunity and travel with their lifelong pals, 700 brothers, sons, fathers and friends from Accrington enlisted to fight the Germans in 1914. Leaving behind the women who love them.

Directed by Kate Colgrave-Pope

26-28th May

Tickets available via the link in our bio!

We are just getting over the buzz of ‘All About My Mother’s incredible run. Here are some shots from the technical rehea...
10/05/2022

We are just getting over the buzz of ‘All About My Mother’s incredible run.

Here are some shots from the technical rehearsals by the wonderful @_cathattphotos 👠❤️‍🔥

Introducing the second half of the cast of ‘All About My Mother’ 👠YASMIN CONNOLLY as Alicia/NurseOLIVER TAYLOR as Lola M...
04/05/2022

Introducing the second half of the cast of ‘All About My Mother’ 👠

YASMIN CONNOLLY as Alicia/Nurse
OLIVER TAYLOR as Lola
MERCEDI DIABIZA as Mario
HEATHER CAMPBELL FERGUSON as Mother
SAMUEL JUKES as Client/Alex
ELIZABETH MEADOWS as Isabel
AMELIA SIMPSON as Nun

Opening TOMORROW NIGHT! Tickets available via the link in our bio ✨👠

Introducing the first half of the cast of ‘All About My Mother’ 👠ELLIE EDWARDS as Manuela TOMÁS AZÓCAR NEVIN as Agrado A...
04/05/2022

Introducing the first half of the cast of ‘All About My Mother’ 👠

ELLIE EDWARDS as Manuela
TOMÁS AZÓCAR NEVIN as Agrado
AMY DEWSNIP as Huma Rojo
MAIA MACKENZIE as Nina Cruz
ELLA IRONSIDE as Sister Rosa
JONNY VERNON as Esteban

Opening TOMORROW NIGHT! Tickets available via the link in our bio ✨

The brilliant cast of All About My Mother working hard in their final week of rehearsals before their opening night on  ...
27/04/2022

The brilliant cast of All About My Mother working hard in their final week of rehearsals before their opening night on 5th May

A huge huge congratulations to the cast and crew of The Gut Girls on a wonderful run! 🐷For many of the cast, this was th...
11/04/2022

A huge huge congratulations to the cast and crew of The Gut Girls on a wonderful run! 🐷

For many of the cast, this was the last show of their training. We will miss seeing them on our stage 💙

IT’S SHOW DAY 🥳The Gut Girls cast have their first show this evening, it’s still not too late to buy tickets - link in b...
07/04/2022

IT’S SHOW DAY 🥳
The Gut Girls cast have their first show this evening, it’s still not too late to buy tickets - link in bio.
Break a leg, guys! 🐷

04/04/2022

WATCH: The Gut Girls teaser trailer is here!

We open this week! Come, come come and have a drink with me 🎼

Link in bio 🐷

31/03/2022

AND AGAIN! Bless your ears:

Watch our first years singing the Georgian song Shen Khar Vanakhi. Our building has the most beautiful acoustics just begging for ensemble singing.

30/03/2022

WATCH: Second year actors and practitioner and director Emma Bonnici singing an extract from LOMUK by Tempus Fogit, from Corsica. All in the stunning foyer of our building.

@apt_q freestyling over the top, just stunning.

The ‘Setkání Encounter Festival’ has kicked off with it’s 32nd annual opening ceremony! Our third years are performing ‘...
29/03/2022

The ‘Setkání Encounter Festival’ has kicked off with it’s 32nd annual opening ceremony! Our third years are performing ‘Linda’ by Penelope Skinner as part of a week long celebration of the arts! Best of luck to all of the schools performing! And a special thank you to our hosting school Janáček Academy of Arts!! 🎭🇨🇿@df_jamu @setkani_encounter

Kicking off our summer season: THE GUT GIRLS by Sarah Daniels Deptford, London.The turn of the century.Trace the lives o...
21/03/2022

Kicking off our summer season: THE GUT GIRLS by Sarah Daniels

Deptford, London.
The turn of the century.
Trace the lives of the girls who work in the gutting sheds of the Cattle Market and how their lives are changed when the sheds are closed down. The girls are unwilling participants in a club founded by Lady Helena, and the results are not without tragic consequences.

Directed by Jonathan Woolf

Playing 7-9th April at Grosvenor East Theatre.

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Congratulations to our incredible current second years who have just completed their Shakespeare showings. A pivotal ter...
11/03/2022

Congratulations to our incredible current second years who have just completed their Shakespeare showings. A pivotal term in any drama school career and they all took it on like giants 🎭💪

Directed by Madeleine Potter, Ben Askew and Séan Aydon.

Reminiscing over the past week- some behind the scenes photos of our wondering cast of The Welkin. ❤️📷 @tomazocarphotos
27/02/2022

Reminiscing over the past week- some behind the scenes photos of our wondering cast of The Welkin. ❤️

📷 @tomazocarphotos

26/02/2022

Congratulations to the cast of The Welkin on the most incredible run. Not a dry eye in the house. So proud ☄️

The Welkin runs for three more performances at our Grosvenor East Theatre. Link in our bio for last minute tickets, don’...
25/02/2022

The Welkin runs for three more performances at our Grosvenor East Theatre.

Link in our bio for last minute tickets, don’t miss it ☄️

📸 @eldwards

More production photos of our incredible cast of The Welkin.Link in our bio for last minute tickets, don’t miss it ☄️📸 @...
25/02/2022

More production photos of our incredible cast of The Welkin.

Link in our bio for last minute tickets, don’t miss it ☄️

📸 @eldwards

It’s 2 show day for The Welkin!And to go with it, some production photos of them all shining ✨Link in our bio for last m...
25/02/2022

It’s 2 show day for The Welkin!

And to go with it, some production photos of them all shining ✨

Link in our bio for last minute tickets, don’t miss it ☄️

Photos by @eldwards

The Welkin opens TODAY!Break a leg to our wonderful cast and crew, we can’t wait to see you shine. ☄️
24/02/2022

The Welkin opens TODAY!

Break a leg to our wonderful cast and crew, we can’t wait to see you shine. ☄️

Here they are… introducing the second half of the cast of The Welkin ✨MAIA MACKENZIE as Ann Lavender JESSICA PERILLO as ...
23/02/2022

Here they are… introducing the second half of the cast of The Welkin ✨

MAIA MACKENZIE as Ann Lavender
JESSICA PERILLO as Helen Ludlow
AMELIA SIMPSON as Sarah Hollis
AMY DEWSNIP as Peg Carter
ELLA IRONSIDE as Kitty Givens
FFION ELERI EVANS as Hannah Rusted
MARK EMMONS as Mr Coombs
WILLIAM MEEK as Fred Poppy/Justice/Dr Willis

This isn’t one to miss, the curtain rises this Thursday ☄️

Tickets in our bio.

✨Introducing the first half of the cast of The Welkin✨CLAUDIA WHITBY-TILLOT as Elizabeth LukeHEATHER CAMPBELL-FERGUSON a...
22/02/2022

✨Introducing the first half of the cast of The Welkin✨

CLAUDIA WHITBY-TILLOT as Elizabeth Luke
HEATHER CAMPBELL-FERGUSON as Sally Poppy
ELIZABETH MEADOWS as Emma Jenkins
CATHERINE ATTWOOD as Charlotte Cary
ROSIE WALKER as Mary Middleton
FRANKIE LIPMAN as Sarah Smith
YASMIN CONNOLLY as Judith Brewer

Tickets via the link in our bio ☄️

Our production for The Welkin by Lucy Kirkwood goes into its final week of rehearsals before tech and show week next wee...
16/02/2022

Our production for The Welkin by Lucy Kirkwood goes into its final week of rehearsals before tech and show week next week!

Here’s some in-rehearsal shots of our wonderful cast.

Click the head to our website for more information on buying tickets! You don’t want to miss this one ☄️

Directed by Fiona Buffini
AD @izzymckentyactor_
📷 @tomazocarphotos

‘The Welkin’ cast have been busy and are now into their third week of rehearsals! Here they are on their first read thro...
08/02/2022

‘The Welkin’ cast have been busy and are now into their third week of rehearsals!

Here they are on their first read through and design brief 😍

Tickets are available to buy now via the link in our bio. Don’t miss this one ✨

Introducing the second half of the cast of ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ 🍻TOMÁS AZÓCAR-NEVIN as The Armourer/Peasant...
03/02/2022

Introducing the second half of the cast of ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ 🍻

TOMÁS AZÓCAR-NEVIN as The Armourer/Peasant’s Son
JIMMY ROBERTS as The Recruiting Officer
ANDREW HALSTEIN as The Commander in Chief
MERCEDI DIABIZA as The Sergeant
SAMUEL JUKES as Lieutenant Colonel
MARK EMMONS as Peasant in Halle

We open TONIGHT! 🍻

Introducing the first half of the cast of ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ 🍻MIA GIBSON as Mother CourageMAIA PERRY as K...
03/02/2022

Introducing the first half of the cast of ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ 🍻

MIA GIBSON as Mother Courage
MAIA PERRY as Kattrin
JACK ELLIOT RAWSTRON as The Chaplain
ANGUS STOBIE as The Cook
OLIVER TAYLOR as Eilif
ELLIE EDWARDS as Yvette
JONNY VERNON as Swiss Cheese

We open TONIGHT! 🍻

Tech is almost done for Mother Courage which is playing this weekend- check out the link in our bio for tickets!Here’s s...
01/02/2022

Tech is almost done for Mother Courage which is playing this weekend- check out the link in our bio for tickets!

Here’s some behind the scenes photos of our wonderful cast ☺️

📷 @tomazocarphotos

#manchesterschooloftheatre #mothercourage #manchester

Tech is almost done for Mother Courage which is playing this weekend- check out the link in our bio for tickets!Here’s s...
01/02/2022

Tech is almost done for Mother Courage which is playing this weekend- check out the link in our bio for tickets!

Here’s some behind the scenes photos of our wonderful cast ☺️

📷 @tomazocarphotos

#manchesterschooloftheatre #mothercourage #manchester

Tech is almost done for Mother Courage which is playing this weekend- check out the link in our bio for tickets!Here’s s...
01/02/2022

Tech is almost done for Mother Courage which is playing this weekend- check out the link in our bio for tickets!

Here’s some behind the scenes photos of our wonderful cast ☺️

📷 @tomazocarphotos

#manchesterschooloftheatre #mothercourage #manchester

Mother Courage and Her ChildrenBy Bertolt Brecht, adapted by David HareA lone woman tries to achieve the irreconcilable ...
28/01/2022

Mother Courage and Her Children
By Bertolt Brecht, adapted by David Hare

A lone woman tries to achieve the irreconcilable aims of making money and keeping her family alive during the nightmare of the Thirty Years War.

3rd - 5th February

Tickets available NOW via the link in our bio.

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Based within the wider creative community of Manchester Metropolitan University, we are surrounded by artists, filmmakers, scriptwriters and others. Collaboration, experimentation and performance craft are at our core. Supported by research and industry-active staff, with a range of expert guest lecturers, students on our BA (Hons) Drama and Contemporary Performance and BA (Hons) Acting and courses are encouraged to develop their understanding of drama and performance, enhance their craft and explore their own strengths as performers and creatives.

Manchester is our dynamic home city, and a hub of creative activity with nationally and internationally renowned media institutions and theatres such as the BBC, HOME, Royal Exchange Theatre, Contact Theatre and The Lowry within easy reach of campus. The city also hosts festivals that offer opportunities to see inspiring theatre and performance, such as the Manchester International Festival, SICK! Festival and The Flare International Festival of New Theatre, the latter run by staff and students in the School.

As well as being a source of inspiration, our city also provides us with an active network of partners who we work with to develop courses informed by industry. Our partnerships with the Hallé Orchestra, RNCM, HOME and Chetham’s School of Music provide an exciting range of opportunities for our students to be involved with Manchester’s thriving media, theatre and performance scene. Further afield, we also work with the likes of The Royal Academy of Arts Antwerp and Institut français.

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***Meet The Creatives*** Joining us for the relaxed sharing of THEY CAME FOR MY MOTHER is the truly brilliant @IzzyMcGenty. Izzy's an actor originally from Bath who graduated recently from Manchester School of Theatre - Acting. Currently repped by Urban Talent, she recently shone as Hermia in @HerProductions A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Izzy says 'It's been an absolute joy working with so many women in the past few months and I'm so absolutely over the moon to be doing such am exciting R + D with another female led The Bluestocking Theatre Company. I can't wait to be directed by the powerhouse Leni Murphy, and work on such an exciting script.' THEY CAME FOR MY MOTHER explores the relationship of two women trapped together, in sickness and in Hell and has it's first outing script in hand on Monday 11th April 7.30pm at The Kings Arms in Salford, grab your seats here: https://www.eventbrite.dk/e/they-came-for-my-mother-tickets-298025220457
Another amazing showcase with some fabulous talent on show 🤩 Manchester School of Theatre - Acting #ThankYou for having us 💥 #DramaMOB #TeamDM #ActingShowcase #Manchester
Meet Ali Gadema! Ali is an actor and hip-hop artist from #Manchester. He trained at Manchester School of Theatre - Acting. Theatre includes: A Museum in Baghdad, King John (Royal Shakespeare Company), Returning to Reims (@Manchester International Festival) and Steerage (24/7 Festival). Read more! 👉 bit.ly/3q6r445
Meet Bailey Brook, who plays Silvius / Charles in #AsYouLikeIt - he trained at Manchester School of Theatre - Acting. Theatre includes: Coram Boy, The Duchess of Malfi (MMU) & The Monster (New National Theatre Tokyo - Opera). TV & Film: Masters of the Air (Apple TV) & The Rising (Sky Studios) 👉 bit.ly/3q6r445
Actor Matt Pettifor reads Merry Christmas by Stephen Leacock in this week's podcast! Matt is an actor from the West Midlands. He is a graduate of Manchester School of Theatre - Acting and alumnus of The National Youth Music Theatre. 👉bit.ly/3DZNwzg
The Making Room from Henry McGrath -The Solo School - is an online creative immersion for artists seeking to support their making process in film and the performance arts. Learn more... https://www.interculturalroots.org/product/the-making-room-a-solo-school-course-with-henry-mcgrath . . . https://fb.watch/9astdOXgSN/
Casting call This is a casting call for a project that will be filmed later in December. The project is a short film called Long walk home which will be filmed in Manchester over the course of a weekend. Long walk home will form part of a trilogy along with the film Oxtail and Marcus which can be found on amazon prime. A Long Walk Home. The film tells the story of a Stormy and Kyra and how their day transcends into chaos after various interactions over the course of the day. Over the course of the film Stormy and Kyra encounter a variety of characters over the course of her day and they each have some sort of impact on them both. The days events culminate in an intense final scene. Actors will receive reimbursement for travel and food will be provided also. All actors will have access to film materials so that they can use it for their showreels and we can also help promote their online pages. We are working with LO-NO budget which is why we are unable to offer payment. The following roles are being casted for (all roles are unpaid): • Kyra - White female, mid 20s who is in a relationship with Stormy. Very protective of Stormy due to past issues they have had with peoples negative response to Stormy being black/mixed race. Kyra is not afraid to speak out. • Stormy - Black/mixed race female in her mid 20s that is in a relationship with Kyra. She has real fire in her stomach and refuses to be a victim to a society that often shows disregard to women. Stormy is vocal and will speak up to injustice. • Office Gibs (police officer 1) - White male in his 40s - Years of working in the police has made him distrustful of people and has made him very bitter. He believes in a societal hierarchy and would prefer if people followed this hierarchy and knew their place. • Officer Ward (police officer 2) - Female in her 30s - Officer Ward is new to policing and looks at her job as a way of righting societal wrongs. She believes in giving everybody a chance and will do all she can to help the downtrodden. • Young man at the shop - Male in his 20s/30s - very confident and very cocky. Sees a female he likes and he does not hold back in letting her know. • Tom - White muscular male in his 20s who is a confident protector. He takes good care of his body and this is evident but he has a pure heart and likes to make sure people are ok. Despite this Tom has a dark side which often appears and surprises him. • Homeless person - Any gender - grateful individual who tries to see the best in people. • Car passenger - Male in his 20s/30s - very confident and very cocky. Sees a female he likes and he does not hold back in letting her know. Auditions will take place on October 30th from 8am – 18.00pm in Manchester. If anybody is interested please can you send your cv, a showreel or collection of your work to [email protected] with Long walk home in subject box please. If you have a showreel on starnow then please send the email and highlight your showreel being on starnow. Thanks for your time. Richard Please find below some useful links: Link to writer and director: https://www.instagram.com/joshua_who/Link to company Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/omnivertmedia_/ Link to company website: https://omnivert.wixsite.com/omnivert
This week's #TheNorthernVoice Podcast guest, Becky Bowe, is an actor and creative from #Stockport. She trained at Manchester School of Theatre - Acting and later helped to pilot an access scheme aimed at helping underrepresented groups to get into drama school. Learn more about Becky and the scheme! 🎙👉bit.ly/38s1rB0
Are you aged 17-25? Do you want to train or increase your acting skills? If yes, then come along to our BRAND NEW YOUNG ADULT CLASSES starting at the CONTACT THEATRE in MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE. SATURDAYS 10-12PM FROM SEPTEMBER 2021 ! Our young adult acting classes are planned to offer a step by step progression through training modules for all levels from Beginners, Intermediate to Advanced. You will receive guidance from our experienced lead teacher and you will be challenged with new skills and acting techniques through an original, exciting programme. If you want to: - Learn how to improvise - Devise - Work from a script - Train for stage and screen - Rehearse - Explore characters through a variety of methods - Explore body and voice - Perform in an industry showcase - Work with industry professionals and casting directors - Have the opportunity to join our in-house Casting Agency ALL under the roof of a TOP North West Theatre then come along to our open day on Saturday 25th September. You don't want to miss it! Please feel free to pop us an email or send me a direct message on Facebook Messenger to ask any questions you may have! 😀 YOUR PLACE MUST BE BOOKED TO ATTEND! To book your place and for more info get in contact: T: 07400 032 144 Email: [email protected] School Website: https://www.thewardacademy.com/ Casting Agency Website: https://thewamanagement.com/
ONLINE NOW: Our 60th talk sees David Salter (Manchester School of Theatre - Acting) interview Simon Trinder. Simon was a recipient of the BBC Carlton Hobbs Radio Drama award and works in radio drama and voiceover. Since 2000, Simon has worked solidly in theatre around the world. Watch now on Manchester School of Art website. www.art.mmu.ac.uk/bunkertalks/talk-60
The Manchester School of Theatre - Acting has released the first instalment of their Virtual Showcase, starring students from our Acting course. During lockdown, students produced solo performances based on sources including Netflix show The Haunting of Bly Manor and 90s gospel song Why We Sing by Kirk Franklin. To open the showcase, students individually filmed scenes to accompany ‘Stand Your Ground’, a love letter to Manchester written by final year Acting student Molly Crighton. Check out the poem below or enjoy the full showcase at https://www.theatre.mmu.ac.uk/showcase/.
CASTING CALL We are looking for a female actor (playing age 70-80) for a short expressionist/horror film, which will be going into production in late January. Please find below the character description & some information about the film. ‘Eyes That Follow’ is an expressionist psychological horror film that tells the story of a woman struggling to come to terms with the recent death of her mother. The protagonist, Annie, failing to be there for her mother towards the end of her life, now faces the psychological consequences of her neglect when a strange sculpture suddenly appears in her life. The film uses expressionist techniques to explore themes of guilt, grief and denial. MAUREEN (75-80) The mother of Annie and Jane. Maureen has just recently passed away after a lengthy and difficult struggle with Alzheimer’s, but the character inhabits something of a haunting role in the mind of her eldest daughter, Annie. Returning in a number of Annie’s hallucinations, Maureen vacillates between moments of confusion, fear, anger, and moments of genuine lucidity. If you are interested in applying for this role, (or know anybody who might be a good fit), please send a self-tape audition to [email protected] using the audition extract attached. Please also find the script attached, to give you an idea of the project and whether it’s something you might be interested in. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email/message me. ***This is a student production, therefore the role is voluntary/unpaid. Many thanks! Audition Extracts: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZN4xyoMlW8e3T2v_0OGWyrsQj2T-EYqo/view?usp=sharing Script: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YFvjnnCH43nKIm6FnKoG9fYrxV7XsXZy/view?usp=sharing