Sunday 30th September at the Omnibus Theatre, Greene Room, 2pm – 6pm.
Julie Atherton boasts an extraordinary career as an actress, director and recording artists. Some of her theatre highlights include: Avenue Q (Noël Coward), Just So and Out of This World (Chichester), Lift (Soho), Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios) Tomorrow Morning (Landor), Sister Act (UK Tour), The Hired Man (Leicester Curve), Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward Theatre), Fame (Aldwych & U.K. Tour), First Thing’s Last (Lincoln Centre, Broadway) Mrs Gucci (Arts Theatre) Tick… Tick… Boom (Duchess), The Last 5 Years (Haymarket & Duchess) and many other productions of both new and established musicals.
Television includes: Poppy in Doctors (BBC), Sister Margaretta in The Sound of music Live, Panda & Blow up Doll in Otherworld and Barbara in Brainiacs. Radio includes: Big Cook Little Cook and I’m An Alien Beam Me Off Here. Julie starred in the Portrait of a Princess viral on YouTube and has three solo albums, including – A Girl of Few Words, No Space For Air and Rush of Life. Directing credits includes: Deeds Not Words and Girlfriends (Karamel club), Fanny Hill (Park Theatre – workshop) and Club Mexicano workshop (Perfect Pitch – workshop)
Julie and Musical Director Ben Papworth will work with participants on any song of their choosing to explore techniques to truly connect with their material using imagination, stagecraft and play. The creative nature of this workshop means it is perfect for both actors who wish to explore their singing potential as well as established and experienced Musical Theatre performers.
Portfolio Masterclasses take place at the rehearsal studios of the multi-award winning Omnibus Theatre, located just five minutes away from Clapham Common underground station. After each masterclass, attendees are encouraged to make new friends and connections by socialising at Omnibus Theatre’s Common Room, which has free Wi-Fi, comfy chairs, a fully stocked bar with craft beers, soft drinks, a great wine selection and even two theatre cats called Molly and Tybalt (who are very happy to move to their special room if you have any allergies). Refreshments are available to purchase throughout the day.
Requirements: Attendees must be 16+. Please bring at least two contrasting songs and clothes that you feel comfortable to move in.
Prices: £35 (Participant and work one on one with our guest artists). £20 to be an observer/audience member.