Gest Train are holding a weekend course designed to help you towards achieving your goal of a place in a UK drama school.

Martin Houghton has taught and directed in most of them including RADA; the Central School of Speech and Drama; ALRA;  Mountview Conservatoire; Rose Bruford College; East 15; and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he was until most recently Senior Lecturer in Acting and the leader of their Post Graduate Acting course.

The course includes a session that will inform you about the schools and courses available. We will guide you through a typical audition process, during which we will advise on self-presentation and interview technique.

You will be expected to prepare two contrasting speeches of your choice, a classic and a modern piece. We will work with you on your speeches creating conditions close to those you will experience during the real thing. The course will also involve a session on sight reading. There will also be plenty of opportunity to sit and discuss the life of a student, and time too for you to ask as many questions as you wish.

This course will be intensive, thorough and tough reflecting the process; and it will demand the necessary determination, focus and energy required if you are to gain entry into any of these institutions.

The course is suitable for those considering applying for either BA or MA programmes in the forthcoming year, or those who may have failed entry previously and are reconsidering.

12 places are offered on this course.

DATES: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July 2012 - 10.00am - 5.00pm each day.

VENUE: Platfform 1, Chapter Arts Centre, Canton, Cardiff

FEE: £80.00

TUTORS: Martin Houghton and Claire Purvis

How to Apply:

To enrol directly on to this course, visit our website and click the 'buy now' button at the top of the course page. You will be taken to the secure PayPal website where you can pay with either a debit or credit card. 

Alternatively get in touch with us via email at or call Claire on 07919 826607 if you'd like any more information.

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