Women’s Workshop

This workshop is one of a series run by the Nursery to create an open and supportive creative space for female-identifying improvisers of all ages and experience levels who may, for whatever reason, feel they would benefit from an all-female class environment in which to learn and play! It’s a safe place to come and be bold and fearless and meet other dynamic women from across the city.

The classes run once a month, and they are stand alone, so you can book one or come along every time. Each workshop is taught by a different teacher and focuses on a specific area of improvisation, and we have some exciting people lined up over the coming months!


This month’s workshop is Self Direction on Sunday 21st January, 2-5 pm with Amy Cooke-Hodgson.

An experienced improviser, Amy began her improv career over a decade ago with the Oxford Imps. She has since gone on to perform with Abandoman, Showstopper!, Marcus Brigstocke’s ‘Unavailable for Comment’ & Voices in your Head.

She is a co-founding member of the comedy award winning show ‘Austentatious’ which is currently appearing in the West End at the Piccadilly Theatre after five years of sell out UK Tours and Edinburgh Fringe festivals. She is also the director the Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure currently performing around the UK as well as at their London residencies at The Canal Cafe and Hoopla.

As an actress, Amy has performed a variety of roles, both comedic and straight. Her most recent roles include; ITV’s Little Boy Blue, Sgt Woods in ‘Girlfriends’ at the Union Theatre, Sharon Osbourne on Alan Carr’s CH4 Specstacular and leading sing-a-long ‘FROZEN’ at the Royal Albert Hall. She is a qualified teacher and regularly coaches people wearing ties and suits on how to be more creative.

In improv we have to play all the roles at the same time: actor, writer, director – how do we wear all these hats without dropping them?! In this workshop we’ll be looking at the art of self-direction within improv scenes – how do we make our performances theatrical and dynamic whilst also keeping ourselves present, attentive and responsive to our scene partner? We’ll be looking at finding the fun and the drama in using stage space and movement; this workshop will be taking place in the Nursery Theatre Space.

“Amy’s teaching style is high energy and incredibly positive. The class had a friendly and fun dynamic and although my skills were challenged I felt continually supported and able to explore and expand my potential as a performer.”

£20, Sunday 21st January, 2-5pm. Class limited to 16 participants. Book below to guarantee a place.

This class is now FULLY BOOKED. The next Women’s Workshop is on 18 February with Rhiannon Vivian and booking is now open.

Book for Sunday 21st January

Please note that the Nursery cannot refund tickets after purchase.
Please check the date and title of this event carefully as we are unable to issue any refunds except in case of cancellation.

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