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BEHIND THE CASTING COUCH
Learn all the insider secrets  
to help you progress your
acting career 
to the next level.

Actor's Workshop

MANCHESTER

Saturday 14th October 2017

24
Days
04
Hours
07
Minutes
18
Seconds

In this knowledge packed day hosted by one of the UK’s leading Casting Directors you’ll get to hear:

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From Nicci Topping, the real truth about how to get more roles and what casting directors are looking for.

2

Tips from Nicole Barber Lane, one of the UK’s best loved soap stars on how she managed to join one of the UK’s most popular soaps and hear behind the scenes advice from her that money normally cannot buy!

3

John Osborne Hughes, one of the UK’s leading acting coaches, talks about the Spiritual Psychology of Acting and how in order to really understand the essence of pure acting technique and the process of creating characters, the actor must first understand the psychological process which created his or her own character in life.

ACTIVITIES

NICCI TOPPING

Leading UK Casting Director

BEHIND THE CASTING COUCH

Nicci Topping talks through the casting process from the perspective of a casting director: what they are looking for, why they chose one actor over another, what you can do to up your chances of a successful casting. You’ll also have the chance to take part in a Q&A and ask those questions you’ve always wanted the lowdown on.

NICOLE BARBER-LANE

Actor

BEHIND THE SCENES

You’re in for a treat! Nicole Barber Lane is one of the UK’s best loved soap actors, and in this workshop you’ll hear from her about the ins-and-outs of a professional, working film/TV set and she’ll give you value packed advice so you can arrive with confidence on your next job. 


Nicole  will look at the entire process the average actor will go through from audition attitude to booking the job. She’ll talk about industry terminology, hitting marks etc. You’ll look at genuine call-sheets and sides, job description, duties and hierarchy of the crew. 


She will go over the different travel situations (details/pick-ups) one might encounter, costume fittings, doing your own stunts, understanding the various kinds of relationships that actors can build whilst meeting and working with new people. Who is the actor’s best friend on the set? She will answer this and many more questions during this workshop.


An actor who is hired for a job is essentially being invited to be part of a “team” and knowing how  should fit in on that crew is paramount. Nicole will spill the beans on all this and more.

JOHN OSBORNE- HUGHES

Acting Coach

THE SPIRITUAL PSYCHOLOGY OF ACTING 

The spiritual psychology of acting is an evolution of the methods of Stanislavski, combined with practical psychology and wisdom teachings from the Himalayas.


The system has been developed to meet the true needs of the professional actor, living and working in the 21st Century… 


it is Actor training for body, mind and soul...


This workshop will show you philosophy, principles and techniques of the art of acting, for newcomers and professionals seeking something more and will include...


  • The Three main purposes of Theatre/ Cinematic Art.
  • The principles of Great Acting.
  • The Qualities of a Great Actor.
  • Four Key Questions for designing a Character
  • Mind Triads: The three essential elements of the Characters psyche.
  • How to develop Awareness (the ability to observe our own thoughts), in order to dissolve
  • creative blocks and gather material out of which we can create unique characters.
  • The secrets of Charisma and Stage/Screen Presence. How to develop them.
  • The psychology of casting. How to prepare for auditions. Properly.
  • The Principles of Zen and the Art of Acting.
  • Imagination and the actor

AGENDA

  • 09:30am - Regsitration
  • 10:00am - Introduction - Nicci Topping
  • 10:15am - The Spiritual Psychology of Acting - John Osborne Hughes
  • 01:15pm - Lunch - Opportunity to Network
  • 01:45pm - Behind The Scenes - Nicole Barber-Lane
  • 04:45pm - Q&A - Nicci, Nicole and John
  • 05:00pm - Finish

TESTIMONIALS

“I would say that John’s method of training is unique because of its holistic approach to the actor and his life. I consider him to be the most important influence on my career. John’s teaching represents the cutting edge of actor training in the world today.”

Eddie Marsen

“I loved my workshop with Nicci. Such open, honest and valuable feedback, and great to see the improvement from the first to last take, using Nicci's notes and direction. Fab insight into the casting industry too x”

Sarah Burrill

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL...

If you’ve read her industry leading blog you’ll know that Nicci is ALL about giving actors like you ACTIONABLE information to help you get RESULTS and progress you career.

But now her events are taking the blog to the next level with some INCREDIBLE BONUSES for all attendees


★  A FREE 30 MINUTE PERSONAL 1-2-1 SKYPE SESSION WITH NICCI worth £195.


★  A FREE SELF TAPE - courtesy of the wonderful Eden Studios in Manchester worth £50


★  20% DISCOUNT  - off 121 sessions with John Osborne Hughes worth £30


ALTOGETHER WORTH £275

BUT YOU'D BETTER BOOK EARLY...

THERE ARE LIMITED PLACES!!

EARLY BIRD

£99 Early Bird

BOOK BY MIDNIGHT

22nd September

02
Days
16
Hours
48
Minutes
31
Seconds

REGULAR BOOKING

£125

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