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Blog: My Absent Valentine

As I write this I am sat in the control room watching Casablanca. Not for fun, you understand. This is work. And tremendously hard work it is too. The beautiful subtlety of the lowering houselights. The expert twiddling of the volume knob. The highly skilled manner of pressing ‘Play’. Not Read more…

Blog: The Siege of Westacre

27.05.15 0945hrs: A large number of vehicles are arriving in the car park. They appear to have coordinated their arrival. This is most unusual. 0955hrs: I have been observing these vehicles for some ten minutes now. Their behaviour is most irregular. They enter the car park, eject a child, and Read more…

Blog: Work – An Experience to Remember

When I received the email saying that Westacre Theatre had accepted my work experience application, to say I was delighted would have won the award for ‘Understatement of the Century’. Having been a regular at the theatre’s young people’s workshops for a grand total of six months, I was over the moon to have been given the opportunity to spend five working days – from the 13th to the 20th July – in what I can quite safely say is my favourite place to be. At the time, I hadn’t the faintest idea of what Isobel and Andy would have me doing, but I was certainly all set and raring to go. (more…)

Blog: Two’s a crowd by David Connor

Regular visitors to Westacre might have spotted something of a trend in our plays over the last few seasons (apart that is from the usual high quality performances and, we hope, entertaining productions). It’s all about the numbers – of cast members that is. It would seem that, looking at recent productions, two is very much company on stage at Westacre.

Productions of plays for solo performers have been limited at Westacre to the work of one man – the inimitable Alan Bennett and his hugely popular Talking Heads series, many of which have been performed to great acclaim over the years in the studio theatre. And of course we’ve had innumerable plays that require three or more actors – Alan Ayckbourn usually peoples his plays with several couples at a time (I should know – I’ve played many hapless husbands to exasperated wives in several Ayckbourn plays). Musicals tend to require an army, but one that can sing and dance with military precision.

Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn

Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn


Just Between Ourselves by Alan Ayckbourn










LAMDA Acting Grade Tuition

(Gold Award = 30 UCAS Points)

Camilla has extensive experience with LAMDA exams and can offer up a 100% pass rate so far! She will guide you through the syllabus will encourage you to challenge yourself and to love the speeches you perform.

The Lamda acting grades allow you to develop your vocal, physical and interpretive skills whist delving into characters and exploring the background of dramatic texts. Alongside producing authentic performances of your chosen scenes, we will also explore the context and characters within them.

Working through the grades will help you develop clear speaking and character portrayal to an understanding of a playwright’s style, the influence of theatre practitioners such as Stanislavski and a sensitive appreciation of subtext.

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Arts Award

(Gold Award = 16 UCAS Points)

Arts Award is a creative programme of study that offers 5 to 25 year olds the opportunity to work towards gaining a recognised qualification. Camilla will coach you towards developing your existing creative arts skills, learning new ones and sharing your skills. Run in conjunction with Art Council England, these awards can enhance your CV as well as your knowledge and confidence.

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One to One Coaching and Audition Prep

Camilla is also offering Private Coaching Sessions. Regular training is recommended for the best and swiftest progress, however one off sessions are available.

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