Mon 24 Oct 2022: 6:00PM
Heart of Hawick

Acting for the Stage – The Empty Space

Venue: Heart of Hawick Auditorium, Kirkstile, Hawick, TD9 0AE
Prices: £125
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How can you ‘become’ an actor? What happens when an actor takes to the empty stage? What should the actor have in their toolkit? Join Live Borders Creative Spaces for a series of relaxed, fun, practical and supportive acting classes lead by director Clare Prenton. 

Over eight weeks you will gain confidence and skills in voice, acting and script reading to lift text from page to stage to confidently take the space and ‘fill’ what the late, great director Peter Brook called the ‘empty space’. Whether this is completely new to you or you are brushing up existing skills, all experience ranges are welcome. Sessions last 90 minutes. All you need to do is bring yourself, some water and comfy clothes. 

About the Tutor
Clare Prenton has worked across the UK and Europe since 1999 in theatre, musical theatre and opera as a director, writer and lyricist.She trained at the Universities of Leeds and Hull, the Royal National Theatre Studio, London and has worked for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, English Touring Opera, Alan Ayckbourn and The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, Liverpool Everyman Playhouse Theatres; Cumbernauld Theatre, Perth Theatre, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Stafford Festival Shakespeare, The British Shakespeare Company, The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, Traverse Theatre, Stellar Quines Theatre Company; Eastgate Theatre, Peebles; Borders Pub Theatre and Play, Pie and a Pint Theatre at Oran Mor, Glasgow. She has taught at University undergraduate/conservatoire level for Mountview Theatre School, Arts Educational Theatre Schools, Borders Youth Theatre, British Youth Music Theatre, National Youth Music Theatre, Scottish Youth Theatre and Borders Youth Theatre.


6pm – 7.30pm
Heart of Hawick Auditorium, Kirkstile, Hawick, TD9 0AE
Cost £125 for eight sessions
Age 18+

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