Southern Daily Echo Article – 3rd Aug 2009


Intensive Acting Skills Masterclass

with Mark McGann

Tue 4 August 2009

10.30am – 5.30pm
The Station, Station Road, Chandlers Ford
Recommended age: 16+
Price: £100. Limited availability

This is a fantastic opportunity for those who are serious about acting. Mark’s wide experience of working on stage, in TV and film, both in front and behind the scenes, makes this Masterclass a really thrilling prospect. Recently Mark has been focussing on teaching many aspects of his trade, and for The Mayflower’s Summer School ’09 has created an exclusive intensive day session concentrating on acting skills.

Participants will be sent a selection of scenes from a variety of scripts, chosen by Mark, which will give the session a specific focus. These will be posted out approximately one week before the Masterclass. This will give the participants time to become familiar with the pieces, ready to deconstruct and put them back together under Mark’s gifted eye. Depending on the range of participants in the Masterclass, he may choose to allocate specific roles, if this is the case, you will be informed which roles individuals are to concentrate on when the scripts are posted. By focussing on these particular scenes, Mark will be able to reveal some priceless trade secrets, at the same time as offering you an in-depth professional view of best practice. The more familiar you are with these scenes, the more you will get out of the experience.


Due to The Mayflower undergoing some extensive building work, this Masterclass will not be able to take place in the theatre. However, The Station is a fantastic drama space and we are very happy to be able to run the Masterclass there.

Other Info

Please note, lunch and refreshments will NOT be available. Please ensure you bring adequate drinks and snacks that you may require during the Masterclass Please wear suitable clothes and footwear to allow movement during the session No guests will be allowed to stay and watch the session Parking is available at the venue


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