Forbes Drama offers fun 21st century improvisation drama workshops & classes, in a friendly encouraging and professional environment for children and teenagers. Improvisation has been proven to help self-confidence and enables students to express themselves freely without the restriction of working from a script. FD is interested in students with or without experience as we believe that no experience is an advantage, in having a raw and authentic acting ability.
No matter what your background, everyone is welcome – in fact the more character, uniqueness and diversity the better! The only thing we ask of our students is respect for their fellow student’s which forms part of our ethos.
‘Creativity is as important as literacy and we should treat it with the same status’ – Ken Robinson
Our classes are open to all levels of experience and FD teachers are DBS-checked, professional with experience in the industry, with a positive and good energy to ensure classes are enjoyable and discipline is maintained through out. Classes cover working with props which encourages students to think outside of the box to physicality and characteristic work.
LONDON (AUGUST 2018 SUMMER HOLIDAY WORKSHOP)
HASTINGS (EVERY TUESDAY AT 4:15PM @ THE PRINTWORKS)
Our students showcase their work throughout the year, which is an opportunity for friends and family to come along and watch what techniques the students have learnt and see them in action. So far we have held two showcases this year at The Beckenham Theatre consisting of a series of monologues. The first (The Monologues Messages) centred around bullying & social media insecurities/image and the second (My Debut) were monologues chosen from films (i.e Harry Potter & Lovely Bones). The monologues were filmed, and then shown to friends and family via a large screen for that cinema experience. It was a fantastic evening, and lots of fun for students to see themselves make their very own debut via a private screening. The event included a brand stand and red carpet for that VIP treatment! Filming the monologues gave the students experience, and an opportunity to act/work in front of a camera and follow direction.
Drama Coach (Lily Reed)
Founder (Delanie Forbes) met Lily when she cast her for a comedy she wrote and produced in 2012! She played Chanelle (the chav) and what a fantastic chav she played! Lily’s theatre training started early in her childhood, her passion leading to further training and experience working in the arts. Lily achieved a BA Hons from Trinity College of Music where she studied Musical Theatre. Lily has gained various experience working within the industry and has co-written and co-directed a TV Comedy Sitcom. She has experience on screen and in theatre, and has toured London fringe theatres with her self written cabaret show as well as performing productions at corporate events. Lily has an abundance of knowledge and passion for acting to share with the students at Forbes Drama classes and workshops.