A summer school with a twist – expert teaching from professionals including casting workshops, rehearsals and opportunity to feature in a pilot for a TV series written by a professional script writer!
Monday 28th August 10-4 pm Bank holiday online coaching.
Tuesday 29th August 10-4 pm Joseph Rowntree Theatre Theatre script workshops.
Wednesday 30th August 10-4 pm Joseph Rowntree Theatre script workshops and castings.
Thursday 31st August earlier start time and potentially later finish. Film rehearsal on site venue tbc.
Friday 1st September Earlier start time and potentially later finish time.
Frances began her training at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Following her time there she embarked on a 3-year rigorous drama training at the Webber Douglas Academy in London. Frances Qualified with the Acting Academy Diploma with Distinction. On completing her diploma, Frances attended the Arts Educational School and received a 2:1 BA Honours in Acting. Professional work after training included featuring in BBC Drama series Casualty, BBC Final Demand and in regional theatre. A National Theatre tour brought her to York, and it was at this point, early on in her career, that she realised raising her daughter was the most important role for her and hung up her professional acting hat. Frances is now an established teacher of the internationally recognised LAMDA exams whose young people receive enviably outstanding results in the exam centres she leads. She is founder of the France Simon Talent Agency and uses her pastoral skills to nurture talent in York and beyond.
Lee Salisbury is a BAFTA nominated director who has worked on some of the UK’s biggest continuing dramas including EastEnders, HOLLYOAKS and Coronation Street. He has also worked on some of the UK’s most talked about shows including Bake Off, Scared of The Dark and What Not To Wear. Lee has worked with some of the biggest names in business such as Guy Pearce and Amanda Holden.
For those with a passion for learning about film/TV and a desire to work in film and TV industries