Theatre Companies

Workshops for Professional, Amateur and Semi-Professional theatre companies across the country.

David brings a wealth of experience to his work:

 

Trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and with John Wright of Trestle Theatre Company, for whom he’s also performed and run workshops, and drawing on his experience as a professional actor across the U.K. - London’s West End, Regional Rep Theatres, Trestle Theatre Company (full masks), The Original Shakespeare Company (first folio cue scripts), Shakespeare’s Globe, the English Shakespeare Company and more - David runs superb, highly successful, hugely applicable and unforgettable workshops for Professional, Amateur and Semi-Professional Theatre Companies across the U.K. and beyond..!

 

He’s happy to work on existing projects or draw upon a wealth of ideas of his own.

 

Challenging, dynamic, applicable and great fun, David’s workshops are not to be missed...

I thought it was the most enjoyable, instructive and stimulating 4 hours. It gave us so much to think about in the ways to approach so much - and I think we all came away convinced of the importance of physical preparation and breathing techniques before starting anything else. I would highly recommend David's workshop to any aspiring actor/theatre group.  Thank you Jo & Dean for organising it and thank you David for helping us on our way.  

 

— Caroline Molony, Participant

Fancy a workshop for your company?  

Engage, inspire, amaze - and lift them to the next level.

 

Contact David today...!

"David is an excellent workshop leader, full of enthusiasm & very practical, useful ideas." 

Themes can include 

 

Voice

Physical theatre

Shakespeare and verse

Stagecraft

Complicité

Script work

Scene work

Improvisation

and more…! 

 

Whatever your needs, David will work alongside you to design a perfect and inspiring workshop for your group.

 

One popular format is a Full-Group Masterclass followed by Individual, Pair or Small Group sessions (with or without observers) working on particular speeches or scenes.

Testimonials:

 

“I found David dynamic in his presentation with no attention lagging in the 4 hours of being either on our feet or our backs.  Certainly a lot to ponder on.

Excellent presentation and interaction and a total joy to participate in.

Thank you.”

 

— Dee Wormald, Participant

 

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“I agree with Dee.  You brought an enthusiasm that didn't dull throughout the whole time and have given me lots of great techniques and ideas to use. I really enjoyed it. ”

 

— Josephine Hussey, acting Chair, Huntingdon Drama Club

Testimonial...

“A truly energised workshop covering a wide range of very useful skills and technique tips.

THANK YOU David.”

“I would  highly recommend David's workshop to
any aspiring actor/theatre group.”

Shakespeare to Shaw, Miller to Musical Theatre, Pinter to Pantomime…! 

“It was great fun.  David gave a truly energised workshop covering a wide range of very useful skills and technique tips. He made it fun and interesting. The four hours went very quickly and I came away buzzing with ideas to use for future productions. Thank you HDC for arranging such a "fascinating" training session. Being an actor is hard work but great fun!!  THANK YOU David.”

 

— Steph Hamer, Participant

 

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“I really enjoyed it too! I thought David was an excellent workshop leader, full of enthusiasm & very practical, useful ideas & methods for improving performance. I also thought it was great to see our two groups (HDC & SaTG) all mixing & working together!”

 

— Dean Laccohee, Director

“Shakespeare at The George” Huntingdon

— Based in London —

Call David on +44 (0) 7973 429 716

or email davidshall@mac.com

— Works Internationally —