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Robert
« Perfect! Very experienced and knowledgeable. Luke helped me work through my audition pieces and make excellent choices regarding the parts. »
£25/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Luke
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Acting
  • Drama School Entrance
Levels
  • All Levels

Award nominated professional actor and director with over twenty years experience offering acting & playwriting classes. Ideal for actors looking to get into drama school or improve audition technique

Methodology

Each of my sessions is geared towards the wants & needs of the individual(s) in the class. In the first session we will explore what they want to achieve and set out some ways to do that. I work at a pace dictated by the student, never hurrying or rushing them, but, simultaneously, my work as a director means I'm also strong at working to a deadline.
I specialise in working with text, and have had success working with drama school applicants on monologues. I'm great at breaking down intimidating texts such as Shakespeare, Restoration, Greek or other classical texts and more modern classics such as Chekhov, Ibsen, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller etc.

I also offer fun classes on:
Building Character - using the clues found within a text to create a living breathing person.
Audition Technique - work through the casting process with me to identify your strengths and iron out your weaknesses in the audition room.
Playwriting - From the first time writer to the more advanced, we will work through what it takes to complete a compelling stage play. We will read and discuss the works of other writers and work through the creation of plot, character, setting and more to enable the student to write their own piece.

Overall I'm fun and friendly and always strive for the best.

Experience

I'm an award nominated, professional actor, director and playwright with over twenty years experience in the field. I have performed in, and had my shows seen all over the UK. I am on the Board Of Trustees for a leading British drama school and have visited a number of drama schools as a guest director/tutor or to offer workshops.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £5
Rate for online lessons : £15/h

Details

Cancellation policy:
If, for any reason you need to cancel a session the following will apply:
Up to 24 hrs before the scheduled lesson - full fee will be charged.
Between 1-3 days before the scheduled lesson - 50% of the fee will be charged unless I can arrange a replacement lesson for that slot.
Over 3 days before the scheduled lesson - No fee.

Lessons offered by Luke
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Acting
  • Drama School Entrance
Levels
  • All Levels

Luke's CV

Personal Details
I am a dedicated and highly motivated theatre professional with over twenty years of professional experience. I trained at the Academy Of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) where I am now on the Board of Trustees and a visiting guest director. I have professional experience in programming, producing, directing, writing, marketing, production management, staff direction, casting as well as acting.

Voluntary positions
Board Of Trustees – ALRA (Academy Of Live and Recorded Arts)
2015 – Present
Responsibilities: Decision making and overseeing of the ongoing business of the school with particular responsibility as part of the professional engagement sub-committee.

Employment History

Freelance Theatre Director
2011 – Present (See below)

Freelance Actor
1998 – Present (See below)

Visiting Tutor – ALRA
2013 – Present
Responsibilities: Visiting tutor on both the BA and MA programs at ALRA, leading courses in Acting and Film Making.

Associate Director – The Hope Theatre
2015 – 2019
Responsibilities: Programming the Sunday/Monday shows, liaising with companies, holding programming meetings, organising hires of the space for rehearsals, audience development, marketing, in-house graphic design.

Professional Theatre Directing Experience
(Production, Company, Venue)

Netflix & Chill, Actor Awareness, Canal Café Theatre, Barons Court Theatre & The Drayton Arms
Th’Importance of Bein’ Earnest*, LKT Productions, The Drayton Arms
*Off West End Award nominations – Best Director & Best Ensemble Performance
One Last Waltz, Black Coffee Theatre, Greenwich Theatre
Odd Man Out*, Black Coffee Theatre & Ripley Theatre, The Hope Theatre
*Break A Leg Award nomination – Best Off West End Show
Ivanov, ALRA, ALRA
The House Of Usher* , Luke Adamson & Tom Tucker, The Hope Theatre
*Off West End Award nomination – Best Sound Design
Romeo and Juliet (Creative Associate), Permanently Bard, Tour
One Last Waltz, Black Coffee Theatre & Dep Arts, The Hope Theatre & Tour
Midsummer Night’s Dream (Creative Associate), Permanently Bard, Tour
Santaphrenia (Assistant Director), Cabaret Junkie, Leicester Square Theatre
Found, Black Coffee Theatre, ARC Alnwick Playhouse & Northern Stage, Tour
Twelfth Night (Creative Associate), Permanently Bard, Rose & Crown Ealing
Under A Starry Sky, How It Ended Productions, UK Centre for Carnival Arts
Six Degrees (Assistant Director), Writers Avenue, Soho Theatre
Dorothy And The Scarecrow, Lonesome Schoolboy, Tristan Bates Theatre
Dorothy and The Scarecrow, OneDay Theatre, Tara Arts Theatre
Jack Jerome’s Journey of Life, Will Cooper/Luke Adamson, EdFringe
Parallel Lives, Parallel Deaths, Black Coffee Theatre, Lost Theatre
Foursome, Purple Panda Theatre, EdFringe
Let’s Have Sex!, Black Coffee Theatre, Edfringe

Professional Acting Experience

Theatre
Play Role Director

Up N Under Phil Hopley Jane Thornton & John Godber
(The John Godber Company)
Oh No It Isn’t! Mr Worth Kennedy Bloomer & Toby Hampton
(LKT Productions - Tour)
Th’Importance Of Bein’ Earnest Algernon Toby Hampton & Luke Adamson
(LKT Productions – The Drayton Arms)
Tabby McTat Samuel Spratt Alan Lane
(Freckle Productions - Tour)
Oh No It Isn’t! Mr Worth Kennedy Bloomer & Toby Hampton
(LKT Productions – The Hope Theatre)
Jack and the Beanstalk* Useless Eustace Berwick Kaler & Damian Cruden
(York Theatre Royal)
*Great British Pantomime Awards nomination – Best Supporting Male
Rabbitskin* (as part of Odd Man Out), Joe, Luke Adamson/ (Black Coffee Theatre/Ripley Theatre – The Hope Theatre), Chris Hill
*Off West End Award nomination – Best Male Performance
Richard III Catesby Barrie Rutter
(Northern Broadsides & Hull Truck)
Richard Parker Richard Parker Dan Bottomley
(The Hope Theatre)
When We Are Married Gerald Forbes Barrie Rutter
(Northern Broadsides & York Theatre Royal - Tour)
Open Season: New Views Various Jaqui Honess-Martin & Gemma Woffinden
(West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Cinderella Buttons Ben Crocker
(The Roses Theatre)
Rugby Songs One Lucy Hind
(Slung Low – Tour)
Lysistrata Kinesias Alice Sillett
(Theatrical Niche - Tour)
Macbeth (Shakespeare Shuffle) Macbeth Sean Turner
(Permanently Bard – Greenwich Theatre)
The Duchess of Amalfi’s Steward (reading) Doristo Martin Hodgson
(Shakespeare’s Globe)
Macbeth Witch/Porter/Young Siward Gemma Kerr
(Omnibus Clapham)
Brassed Off (2014 Tour) Shane Damian Cruden
(York Theatre Royal, Touring Consortium, Bolton Octagon - Tour)
Twelfth Night Antonio Sean Turner
(Permanently Bard)
Blood + Chocolate George Alan Lane
(Pilot Theatre, Slung Low, York Theatre Royal)
So You Want To Be A Writer (reading) Various Alex Chisholm
(West Yorkshire Playhouse)
The Seagull Konstantine Jonathan Holby
(Black Coffee Theatre - Tour)
Rabbitskin (One man show) Joe Chris Hill
(West Yorkshire Playhouse & UK Tour)
Hancock’s Half Hour Sidney James Jonathan Rigby
(Hambledon Productions – Tour)
Brian Looks Like Alan Rickman Jonny Maria Crocker
(Black Coffee Theatre – The White Bear)
The Renaissance Body Sanguine Lucy Cullingford
(Royal Shakespeare Company – Royal Shakespeare Theatre)
Enjoy Anthony Damian Cruden & Juliet Forster
(York Theatre Royal)
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Adrian Mole Diana Harman
(TFT Productions – Grand Opera House York)
Brassed Off (2004 production) Shane Damian Cruden & Richard Twyman
(York Theatre Royal)
All My Sons Bert Damian Cruden
(York Theatre Royal)
The York Theatre Royal Pantomimes 1998-2002 Various Damian Cruden & Berwick Kaler

TV
Programme Company Role Director

Autopsy – The Last Hours Of Cass Elliot, (ITV), George Caldwell, Ian Clark
The Garden (BBC/Tiger Aspect) Dancer Otto Bathurst
The Royal Today (ITV) Christopher Bilson Chris Corcoran
Heartbeat (ITV) Keith Gledhill Roger Bamford
Emmerdale (ITV) Hooded Youth Haldane Duncan

Writing (that has been professionally produced)
Play Produced by Venue

Oh No It Isn’t! LKT Productions The Hope Theatre & Tour
The House Of Usher Luke Adamson & Tom Tucker The Hope Theatre
One Last Waltz Black Coffee Theatre & Dep Arts The Hope Theatre & Tour
Waterloo Bridge 2am (Monologue) Omnibus Clapham Omnibus Clapham
Found Black Coffee Theatre, ARC Tour Alnwick Playhouse & Northern Stage
The Seagull (Adaptation) Black Coffee Theatre Tour

Writing (unproduced)
The Last Few Hours

Education: BA(Hons) Acting – ALRA,
National Diploma Media Moving Image – Selby College,
11 GCSEs (A* - B) - Brayton High School

4 reviews on Luke
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
R
Robert

Perfect! Very experienced and knowledgeable. Luke helped me work through my audition pieces and make excellent choices regarding the parts.

Luke's response

Very good attitude and enthusiasm for the work. Good work ethic and approach.

3 recommendations

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Stephanie

“Luke has been great with tutoring me for drama school entry. Having been to a top drama school himself and also having been on the audition panel, he has lots of knowledge about the audition process and how to approach speeches. He has really helped me learn how to break down a monologue and make it interesting. He is also very friendly and easy to get along with! I would definitely recommend him to anyone thinking about applying for drama school.

J
Julie

I have had the pleasure of being directed by Luke twice. His guidance is always detailed, with one eye on the moment, and the other on the whole arc of the play. He trusts his actors. He is patient, good humoured and funny. I would recommend him as a tutor.

C
Cassandra

Luke is a brilliant teacher and director. He helped me with my acting techniques and speeches. He was calm and brought out the best in me. He made sessions fun and engaging.

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