• characters, accents, impressions

character course with Susan Harrison and Andrew Gentilli

A new six week course about how to expand your character range and go beyond your default characters.

We all have certain characters that we go to in improv, from naturalistic to larger than life. Sue and Andrew will be providing fun energetic exercises and helpful feedback to help you to get out of your comfort zone and find new ways of improvising characters and expand your character range.

They will be teaching a variety of great tools to help find characters in improv including Accents, Impressions, Physicality, Inspiration from Animals, Voice, Movement, Tempo and more.

We’ll be putting this all together to improvise fun yet believable characters that have depth, as even the weirdest of weirdo characters have feelings too!

We’ll then be looking at how to hold your character in longer scenes as they are put into various situations with lots and lots of scene and character practice.

Most of all it’s going to be LOADS of fun with a fun and energetic teaching style.


This course is now sold out. Please contact us to be put on the waiting list.

dates, time, location


Every Monday for 6 weeks from Monday 12th November 2018 with Sue Harrison and Gentilli. FULLY BOOKED.

Every Tuesday for 6 weeks from Tuesday 13th November 2018 with Maria Peters. FULLY BOOKED.

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm each week.

Price: £150. Either payable all at once or with an initial payment of £75 followed by the remaining £75 once the course starts.

Teachers: Andrew Gentilli (first half of course) and Susan Harrison (second half of course).

Workshop Location: The Pauline Quirke Academy, 242 Pentonville Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9JY.

Tube: King’s Cross.


This course is now sold out. Please contact us to be put on the waiting list.

teachers Sue and Andrew

Susan Harrison performs with the Olivier award winning Showstoppers The Improvised Muscial, BAFTA nominated CBBC sketch show Definitely Not News-round and BAFTA winning sketch show Class Dismissed.

She has taken  four character shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, one of which “Creatures” won a ThreeWeeks Editor’s Choice Award.

She trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


Andrew Gentilli performs with Music Box the improvised musical, one of Hoopla’s most popular shows. He is also Director of short-form team The Inflatables.

He is a professional voiceover artist, specialising in character voices and celebrity impersonations.

Andrew has trained with Keith Johnstone, iO Chicago and performed in international improv festivals around the world.

He trained at Drama Centre London.


Together Andrew and Susan perform in Beings.


Sue and Andrew will be teaching a variety of great tools to help find characters in improv including:

  • Accents.
  • Impressions.
  • Physicality.
  • Inspiration from animals.
  • Leading with different body parts.
  • Changing posture.
  • Internal metronome.
  • Tempo.
  • Character idiosyncrasies.
  • Character game.
  • Vocal change.
  • Inspiration from inanimate objects.
  • Motivations and Objectives.
  • Peas in a pod scenes.
  • Point of view.
  • Emotion.
  • Relationships.
  • Status.
  • Drawing characters from real life.