DRAMA SCHOOL AUDITION PREP
I want my students to go into their drama school auditions feeling full of courage and confidence. Auditioning for drama school can be a daunting experience, but it needn't be. It is a process that can be enjoyed rather than endured.
I'll help you to find the right speeches and we'll work together using professional exercises and techniques to unlock the text until you're speaking the words from a place of authenticity and truth.
We'll play around with the speeches so that you're flexible and able to respond to re-direction.
We'll develop a vocal and physical warm up that you can use prior to and in the build up to your auditions.
We'll talk about nerves and develop individually tailored strategies on how best to combat them.
I'll share with you my inside knowledge from the drama school audition room to make you aware of the pitfalls that I see unsuccessful applicants falling into.
Above all, we will work together, in a relaxed, safe and fun environment to enhance and embolden your work as an actor - giving you the best possible chance of audition success.
I can prepare children for:
LAMDA graded examinations in COMMUNICATION.
Speaking Verse and Prose
Reading For Performance
Speaking In Public
LAMDA graded examinations in PERFORMANCE.
I am a professional actor with over 10 years experience in the industry. I graduated from Guildhall School of Music in Drama in July 2008 and I've worked consistently in theatre ever since.
I've worked at some of the best regional theatres in the country (Theatre Royal Bath, Chichester Festival Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, Liverpool Playhouse, Theatre By The Lake) and for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford Upon Avon. I've also worked in the West End on several occasions, appearing alongside household names such as Alison Steadman, Gemma Arterton and David Haig.
I'm an Equity member and fully DBS (CRB) checked.
Alongside my acting work I have worked in a variety of different teaching and coaching roles. My work has ranged from teaching A-Level Theatre Studies in a secondary school to coaching presentation skills to medical students. Most importantly, I have 5 years experience as an audition panel member at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I've helped to select students for their BA Acting, MA Acting and Preliminary Acting Courses. I've also worked at the school as an assistant director, helped to develop a series of adult short courses and run workshops for their widening participation department.
Please note - In the spirit of fairness and transparency I ask that ALL students of mine declare to me when they're auditioning at Guildhall School of Music and Drama so that I can ensure I am not on the panel that day. I will NEVER form part of their audition panel and will have no direct involvement in the outcome of their audition beyond the work we do together.
Please note. I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations within 24 hours of the scheduled session will still be charged at 50% of the original session price.
Peter McGovern - Actor, Voiceover, Acting Teacher
Training: Guildhall School of Music and Drama. BA Acting - First Class Honours
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery Mischief Theatre/Kenny Wax Ltd/Criterion Theatre
Love's Labour's Lost Royal Shakespeare Company/Chichester Festival Theatre/Theatre Royal Haymarket
Much Ado About Nothing Royal Shakespeare Company/Chichester Festival Theatre/Theatre Royal Haymarket
Barnbow Canaries West Yorkshire Playhouse
Nell Gwynn Apollo Theatre
The Christmas Truce Royal Shakespeare Company Stratford Upon Avon
Love's Labour's Lost Royal Shakespeare Company Stratford Upon Avon
Much Ado About Nothing Royal Shakespeare Company Stratford Upon Avon
Squirrels Orange Tree Theatre London
Vincent In Brixton Theatre By The Lake
The Shape Of Things Theatre By The Lake
An Inspector Calls Theatre By The Lake
The Madness Of George III Apollo Theatre/Theatre Royal Bath/UK Tour
The History Boys West Yorkshire Playhouse/Theatre Royal Bath/UK Tour
The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe Northampton Royal & Derngate
Kes Liverpool Playhouse/UK Tour
Enjoy Gielgud Theatre/Theatre Royal Bath/UK Tour
No Bullsh*t Leadership Chris Hirst
Being John Lennon Ray Connolly
Peter has been my tutor and has helped me to get ready for my drama school audition. He has showed a deep understanding of the process I was going through and so, for every acting session he was preparing different exercises and tactics that helped me fully understand my texts, especially the shakespearian ones, where a deep analysis of the text is a priority.
Peter is the kind of tutor that would get the best out of you, guiding you on a journey to discover your whole potential. He is a helpful person and his energy has made me feel like I can express any idea or uncertainty I had, because he would gladly help me. He created a safe space where there was no wrong or right, but only a constant learning process.
Peter is very organized and this has helped me to understand logically the steps I was taking and the objectives I was heading to.
I am really happy with the outcome, because I have learned new ways of approaching a text and the characters. I have developed an understanding that I didn’t have before and my performance improved because of it.
He has thought me a part of his knowledge and experience through these sessions and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a tutor that will give them the necessary tools in order to shape their talent.
Peter was assistant director on a Shakespeare project I did at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in my second year. He has a great eye for enabling students to learn and do their best work. And he's a lovely guy!
Peter is an amazing acting tutor, he has taught me so much about filling the space of a theatre with my voice and portraying the truth to an audience, whilst also keeping the subtlety’s and details of the text alive. His understanding of writing, especially Shakespeare, is incredible and his guidance is kind and thoughtful. I would thoroughly recommend working with Peter if you want to improve your acting in any way.
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