• expand your character range

character course with Susan Harrison

A brand new eight 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 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.

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

dates, time, location

Dates: Every Wednesday for 8 weeks from Wednesday 19th September 2018.

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm each week.

Price: £190. Either payable all at once or with an initial payment of £95 followed by the remaining £95 once the course starts.

Teacher: Susan Harrison.

Workshop Location: The Pauline Quirke Academy (previously known as Poor School), 242 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9JY.

Tube: King’s Cross.

This course is now fully booked, please contact us if you’d like to be added to the waiting list for the next course.

teacher Susan Harrison

Susan performs in the Olivier award winning Showstoppers The Improvised Musical, performing on the West End and their international tours.

She has taken four Character shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, with her show “Creatures” winning a ThreeWeeks Editor’s Choice Award.

TV work includes 2 series of BAFTA nominated sketch show Definitely Not News-round for CBBC and series 2 and 3 of BAFTA nominated sketch show Class Dismissed, also for CBBC.

She also performs with Beings and hosts Cabarera, a regular cabaret night of characters and improv.

She trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


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

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