A fun and challenging workshop to uncover your inner clown and rediscover the sense of playfulness and openness that we all had as little kids and that we all need as to be successful performers.
You’ll leave with an enhanced sense of openness and courage to try new things, an ability to get a laugh even if you don’t think you’re ‘funny’ and an understanding of the fundamental tactics, conditions and objectives that drive improvisation and characterisation.
February - 24th
March - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
10am - 6pm
443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW
Am I eligible for a free place?
At The National Youth Theatre we never want cost to be a barrier, that's why we offer limited free spaces on each course. For a free place, please fill out the short application form here
What about access needs?
Our courses are adaptable for participants with disability and neurodivergence where required. All participants are asked to provide Access Requirements before attending to make sure their needs are met. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What should I bring?
Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a packed lunch and water bottle (NYT is walking distance to many corner shops, cafes & local supermarkets to buy food from), a notepad and a pen
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Auditions & Courses team on email@example.com
Ollie West is a Comedian, Actor and Writer who began his career with the Rep Company. He began performing comedy in 2016 working in Stand Up, Improv and Sketch before settling in Clowning, upon which he went to France to study under Philippe Gaulier.
After graduating, Ollie formed clown troupe Big Zeus Energy (Best Debut Nominees – Leicester Comedy Festival 23’), was selected as Artist in Residence for Calgary’s Centre For Artistic Development and Art’s Council England grant to explore Clown within Theatre & Live Comedy. He performs comedy regularly at venues such as; Angel Comedy, Up The Creek, Soho Theatre, The Pleasance, Brighton Komedia and various festivals across the UK.
Ollie is interested in dating, funny and beautiful shows that invite audiences to be a part of the work. He likes comedy that feels like theatre and theatre that feels like a comedy club.
Chloë Sommer (She/Her) is an Actor, Singer, Spoken Word Artist and Poet of mixed-race heritage (Black, Native American & Jewish). Chloë is a 2022 BBC Carleton Hobbs Winner, graduating from Italia Conti’s BA Acting course in 2022. Since graduating, Chloë has worked in the BBC Radio Drama Company, featuring in a range of BBC Audio Drama productions. BBC credits include: The Seagull, Charles Paris: So Much Blood (starring Bill Nighy). Chloë features in the Netflix animation series Spirit Rangers (British English Version), and for this performance, was nominated for the 2023 EGA’s Hermes Award for Best Voice Performance for an Animated Series. Chloё completed her NYT Senior Course in 2019, and since then, has facilitated and been in NYT shows. NYT credits include: RUSH, Mixtape. Chloё has also just finished her London Theatre Debut in Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol (Orange Tree Theatre).