With Easter just around the corner The British Pantomime Academy announces a full workshop programme for adults to kick off on April Fools day! The main focus for April is around comedy with a series of core workshops exploring how to perform comedy, how to get the best out of funny scripts and songs and the classic routines and traditions that make pantomime a firm family favourite.
The workshops will be led by Malcolm Lord, Jonny Barr, Kev Orkian, Eric Potts and casting Director and Pantomime Producer Steven Gordon Wilson; with workshops including playing costume characters, Inside the comedy mind and Innocence and Innuendo to name but a few.
The British Pantomime Academy was founded in 2019 bringing workshops and courses to students of all ages. with more that the majority of attendees going on to achieve professional work in pantomime or on stage and TV within the year. In 2020 with Covid restrictions halting physical workshops these were taken online and to great success.
Kev Orkian Founder of the British Pantomime Academy says “Our workshops are being enjoyed by adults and children alike and were delighted to announce our programme of for April working alongside some of our hugely talented and experienced tutors. As we look ahead to the Easter holidays our workshops provide a creative opportunity for children to learn all about the wonderful world of pantomime in a fun, engaging and safe environment whilst adults can continue to prepare for the imminent reopening of theatres and the theatre industry, brushing up on existing skills and gaining new insights and techniques through our unique courses”
“For people of all ages this last year has helped us all to recognise the important positive impact theatre and the arts can have on mental health; boosting confidence, resilience and positivity also helping to alleviate anxiety and stress. This is something we at the BPA truly believe in and are so glad we are able to offer this creative opportunity to people online across the UK”
Full details of the workshops and details of how to book can be found here.