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character course

With Susan Harrison from Showstoppers and Beings.

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. We 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.

We will be teaching a variety of great tools to help find characters in improv including Physicality, Movement, Emotions, Reactions, Point of View, Inspiration from Animals, Voice, 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 with relationships 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 suitable for people with previous experience. If you are totally new to improv it would be best to start with our beginners improv course first.

next available dates:

Dates: Every Wednesday for 8 weeks from Wednesday 14th September 2022. BOOK

Time: 7pm – 9pm each week.

Teacher: Susan Harrison.

Price: £220. Either payable all at once or £100 at time of booking and £120 when the course starts.

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 107 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 4AF.

Tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street, Aldgate.

This course is suitable for people with previous experience. If you are totally new to improv it would be best to start with our beginners improv course first.

Susan Harrison

Sue performs with the Olivier award winning Showstoppers The Improvised Muscial, performing in the West End, Edinburgh Fringe and national tours.

She was a series regular for series 1 and 2 of the BAFTA nominated CBBC sketch show Definitely Not Newsround (for which she wrote her own characters) and was a series regular for series 2 and 3 of BAFTA nominated sketch show Class Dismissed, also for CBBC.

Sue has taken  four character shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, one of which “Creatures” won a ThreeWeeks Editor’s Choice Award. Her numerous characters include an elderly mermaid, a folk singing Tony Blair, Andy Warhol in a giant can of soup and a horse who has had plastic surgery to become a unicorn.

She also performs with two-prov group BEINGS and guests with GTI, The Playground and The Actors Nightmare as well as hosting her own character cabaret night.

Sue has a podcast with fellow comedian Gemma Arrowsmith hosted by The British Comedy Guide.

“First class comic acting” (The Guardian)

“A Perfomer with depth and range; able to read the audience with the precision of an old hand…a fantastic character comedian” (Chortle)

She trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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