• accents, impressions, character

accents, impressions and character

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. 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.

He 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 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.

dates, time, location

Dates: Every Tuesday for 6 weeks from Tuesday 24th March 2020.

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm each week.

Price: £195. Either payable all at once or £95 at time of booking and £100 when the course starts.

Teacher: Andrew Gentilli.

Workshop Location: PQA Studios, 242 Pentonville Road, King’s Cross, London, N1 9JY.

Tube: King’s Cross.

Andrew Gentilli

Andrew trained as an actor at The Oxford School of Drama and Drama Centre London before going on to study improvisation at iO Chicago, UCB New York, The Loose Moose Theatre in Canada and various masterclasses across Europe and, of course, Hoopla!

He performs in Music Box the Improvised Musical and Beings with Susan Harrison, two of Hoopla’s most popular shows. He also founded short-form team The Inflatables and long-form play troupe Storybag. He has performed at improv festivals around the world.

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

Andrew’s focus in improv is on creating vivid characters and relationships to make engaging scenes and narratives, and bringing a positive spirit to short, long, or freeform improv.


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.