The Fundamentals of Acting
Adam Penford will be leading a fun and collaborative practical masterclass on the fundamentals of acting. The session will be open to directors as well as actors, but all must be willing to get involved!

Photo Credit: Pamela Raith

How to Apply

Due to the format of this Zoom masterclass, we have a limited restriction on the number of people who can take part. If you’d like the opportunity to attend, please apply by emailing with the subject heading PENFORD. Please include your photo, CV and a telephone number.

Please note there is nothing to prepare in advance for the session.

Applications to attend close at 1pm on Thursday 28 January.

You must be a Masterclass member to apply.
If you have been chosen to take part, you will be notified by Friday 29 January. On the day itself, you will be emailed the Zoom link. 

If you are selected, but find out that you are unable to attend, please let us know ASAP. 
If you do not hear from us, unfortunately you have not been selected on this occasion. Please see our FAQs for more information.

About Adam

Adam Penford is the Artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse.

He trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA).

His credits for Nottingham Playhouse are Cinderella, Bubble, Holes (and UK Tour), An Enemy of the People, Coram Boy, The Madness of George III and Wonderland. For the National Theatre he directed A Small Family Business (Olivier), Dorfman Opening Gala (Dorfman) and Island (Cottesloe). He was also the Revival Director on One Man Two Guvnors (West End, Broadway, UK and International Tour) and Associate Director on NT 50 Years on Stage.
Adam’s other directing credits include Committee (Donmar Warehouse), The Boys in The Band (Vaudeville and Park Theatre), Platinum (Hampstead Theatre), Unfaithful (Found111), Watership Down (Watermill Theatre), Deathtrap (Salisbury Playhouse and UK Tour), Ghost the Musical (ETF), Stepping Out (Salisbury Playhouse), The Machine Gunners and Run! (Polka Theatre).

His Assistant/Associate director credits are The Winter’s Tale (Propeller at the Watermill), The Vagina Monologues (National Tour), 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Bush), Imagine This (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), Dying for It (Almeida) and Charley’s Aunt (Oxford Playhouse).

Please note you can only apply via email (as noted above). You cannot book via the link below.