- Hourly rate £40
- Response Time 24h
- Number of students 1
1st lesson free!
Actor, Director and Senior Lecturer with over 25 years experience in London Conservatoires and UK Universities, offering online Theatre Acting and Audition Preparation.
- at your home
- By webcam
About the lesson
Helen provides coaching for professional actors seeking help with audition materials, students of 16 years and upwards who wish to pursue a career in either Acting or Musical Theatre through higher education, and other professionals seeking to improve presentational skills. Coaching can be tailored for one-to-one sessions or for small groups. Sessions happen online.
About: Helen has been responsible for coordinating and developing actor-training for the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance course at Trinity Laban for nine academic years. Her pedagogy has evolved through a combination of University and Conservatoire teaching and directing including at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the University of Chichester, Fontainebleau School of Acting, The MTA, Brunel University and Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds.
Educationally, Helen holds a PhD from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she was a recipient of a Royal Central School Research Bursary. She also holds an MA (with distinction) in Performance Practices and Research (also from RCSSD) and a first class BA (Hons) Acting from Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds.
Helen inter-pollinates the different aspects of her career as an Actor, Singer, Lecturer, Director, and Academic. Her directing credits include many industry showcases (staged in various West End Theatres), Musicals including Company, The Beggars Opera, The Dreaming (Goodall and Harts adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Anything Goes, Zombie Prom and The Pirates of Penzance, and plays including Electra, Epsom Downs and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Helen's performance credits include, Miss Dinsmore in Singin' in the Rain (National Tour); Jen in the UK Premier of John and Jen (The Finborough), Les Miserables (including the 25th Anniversary concert London’s O2 Arena), Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Maria in Twelfth Night (all for Antic Disposition - London, and France tours), Love Song of the Electric Bear (2015, Arts Theatre, West End), Cleopatra and Edith Pretty in BAFTA winning Relic: Guardians of the Museum (2010, BBC) and Madame Deux Visage, Librarian Mutternot and Ethelena in 4 series of BAFTA winning Trapped (Between 2007 and 2010, CBBC), to name a few.
As an educator and director of theatre acting, I am passionate about drawing the most out of individuals in an atmosphere that feels safe, encouraging and empowering. With over 25 years of experience, I can either teach technique from fresh or apply whichever techniques are useful to the individual in the moment.
Perfect! Extremely personable, easy to engage with and without a hint of artifice. The relaxed approach she takes almost makes one forget her considerable expertise - fun, engaging and challenging at the same time. Excellent.
- Helen's response : Clark is very open, well-humoured and self-reflective. His emotional intelligence combined with his analytic-propensity is really enjoyable to work with, in addition to being helpful for assessing the most useful strategies to apply.
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- 5h: £200
- 10h: £400