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Acting and Performance: Improvers

Acting and Performance: Improvers

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Simon Bowen


Led by an experienced professional actor and tutor, this course is the perfect place for acting students to develop their skills further, continue to build confidence and experience the thrill of performance. It is a challenging course, but it runs within a supportive and positive environment. We keep the class size small to ensure that each student receives on-going and personal feedback.

Who should take this course?

This course is the next natural step forward if you have already completed the 'Acting for Absolute Beginners' short course.

It would also be suitable for anyone who has some experience of performance.

Topics covered:

  • new rehearsal exercises and techniques
  • deeper work on character and emotion
  • strengthening of your physical and vocal work

There will be also potential to perform prepared scenes to an invited audience of friends and family. This will be discussed and agreed within the group.

Level and entry requirements: You should have some previous acting experience and/or completed an introductory short course before, such as our Acting for Absolute Beginners short course.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Simon Bowen began acting at the National Youth Theatre where he appeared in leading roles alongside Rupert Penry-Jones, David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Jessica Stevenson and Chiwetel Ejiofor. After training as a professional actor, he went on to work at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre in 'Renegades' by Catherine Johnson (writer of 'Mamma Mia'), at The National Theatre in 'Chips With Everything' directed by Howard Davies, and at Hampstead Theatre in Glyn Cannon's 'The Kiss'. He has also worked extensively on screen, and his appearances include 'Fever Pitch' by Nick Hornby, 'Our Boy': a BBC Film by Tony Grounds starring Ray Winstone, 'Without Motive' on ITV, 'Casualty' and 'Down to Earth' on BBC One and 'The Secret World of Michael Fry' by Paul Abbott on Channel 4 Simon is also a writer, and his credits include 'From London With Love' (starring Claire Rushbrook and Philip Glenister) which he wrote for BBC Radio 4 in the week of the Litvinenko spy affair, and his play 'Free' which was produced in The Loft at The National Theatre, and directed by Thea Sharrock.


Please ensure that you are wearing comfortable clothes that you can move easily in.

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