December 6 2013 Latest news:
Donna-Louise Bishop, Reporter
Saturday, September 7, 2013
A new acting school based in the heart of Norfolk is opening its doors to performers, both professional and amateur, looking to launch themselves to the next level in their careers.
Act Out Theatre is the brainchild of Poringland-based actor Natasha Walsh, who wants to “give back” locally to the industry that helped her achieve her dreams of making it in the world of drama.
And next month the young entrepreneur will be hosting a 10-week adults acting course at Jurnets Bar at Wensum Lodge, Norwich.
Miss Walsh said: “I moved back to Norfolk after gaining experience and now I want to give back – there is so much talent here. Norfolk is a hub for drama and I would like to play a part in that.”
The 27-year-old has worked across the UK and Europe and started her career by training at the East 15 Acting School, in Essex.
Prior to this she cemented herself within the local arts scene including performances with Norfolk Youth Music Theatre and Theatre in Brundall.
Now she is planning to help people release their inner thespian as well as increase confidence, imagination and creativity.
“I come from a drama world so I think there is a market for drama-related skills in all walks of life,” she said.
“I think if we try to raise standards of acting in Norfolk then there might be scope for more funding.”
As well as launching the new workshops, Act Out Theatre has recently gained the status of becoming an Arts Award centre.
This means it will be able to offer support in other dramatic platforms such as singing, dancing and the creative arts, to help young people gain an Arts Award.
In the future Miss Walsh also plans to offer workshops for schools and businesses.
The adults acting course will begin on October 3 and a showcase will follow at the end of the 10 weeks.
• If you are interested in signing up for the course or would like more information about Act Out Theatre then visit www.actouttheatre.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07787 918105.