Comedy & Drama

Comedy & Drama Module

Our Comedy & Drama classes for kids and young adults are designed to explore the many theatrical forms and techniques that create exciting and interesting pieces for the stage. Students are encouraged to explore different staging options, including 'in-the-round', 'promenade' and even site-specific work – all designed to give them the broadest acting tuition possible.

Physical Theatre

Body language and expression are fundamental to theatre and the creation of a character.

Through the exploration of movement and physicality, PQA teaches students about communicating through clowning, mask work, mime and movement sequences.

Theatre games help with building confidence and self-esteem as well as teamwork and communication skills, where the use of imagination and the tools of storytelling are emphasised.

Improvisation & Voice

Improvised theatre is incredibly popular. Performing groups create whole shows based on suggestions from live audiences and improvise around an idea or theme instead of using scripts.

At PQA, we use improvisation as both a theatre style and a means of ensuring our actors can 'think on their feet' in any situation.

Many theatres aren't designed to use microphones, so its important to train the actor's voice to project and articulate across a large space.

We also explore how pitch and tone can be used to create varied and interesting characters and accents.

Performance & Script Work

Students are taught skills to deliver text and are introduced to many fantastic plays and stories throughout the module.

All our students have the opportunity to perform in in-house showcases, regional and community theatre performances and London's West End.

Everything we do within Comedy & Drama naturally develops a students' communication and presentation skills while increasing their confidence and self-esteem.

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