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Here you can watch new and popular plays every week. We deliver a full season of professional-quality productions and provide a performance venue for touring theatre companies. Anyone can get involved; become a Questors member and take part in everything from acting and directing to lighting, front of house and stage design. We also deliver theatre training for all ages; find out about our Academy and Youth Theatre.

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  • You'll enjoy our theatre. We perform in our own high-quality theatre venue - with our 350-seat Judi Dench Playhouse & 90-seat Studio theatre.You'll enjoy our plays. Every year we stage a season of 15-20 plays, from modern dramas & comedies to classics of British & world theatre.
  • You'll enjoy our high quality. We're a member of the Society of Independent Theatres & one of the biggest drama groups in London. 
  • You'll enjoy our friendliness. Our front of house team are all Questors members. Our Grapevine bar features in the Good Beer Guide & is recognised by CAMRA.

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4 Week Platform Short Course

Exploring The Link - Acting Through Song

20 Apr - 11 May 24 |

acting through song

4 Week Platform Short Course

Exploring The Link - Acting Through Song

The Questors Theatre

Looking to explore connection and presence when acting through song?

Who teaches this course?

Vanessa trained as an actress at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and as a musical theatre performer at the Royal Academy of Music.

Her professional performing career spans twenty years and she has worked in tv, film, theatre and musical theatre.

Alongside her performing career Vanessa has taught extensively. She currently teaches acting and acting through song on the BA (Hons) course for MPAA, and prior to that taught acting and acting through song at the Margaret Howard Theatre School. She has guest taught at many colleges including Bird, Ayr, Conel, and The Actors Class. She has taught singing for Questors Theatre and teaches private 1:1 and group classes.

Directing credits include directing numerous plays and musical theatre projects for MPAA, and Margaret Howard Theatre School and as assistant director on The Morning (Pentameters Theatre). She is currently in pre-production for her film directing debut, a short film which she has also written.

Vanessa was the founder and manager and artistic director of the 1940’s singing group The Marjorie Belles. Together they performing live extensively in England and Europe at many famous vintage events, (Goodwood Revival, Ballroom Blitz, Newmarket Racecourse), and countless private functions. They were also featured on BBC Radio 2.

Together with colleague Kate Maravan she has developed ‘Meisner in Song’, a unique practice that uses Meisner Technique and other presence exercises in song to help performers free their voice and discover new and creative ways to help them remain present and connected when singing. Their workshops have been attended by opera and musical theatre professionals as well as actors who sing.

Who is this course for?

This short course is for anyone who is looking to explore connection and presence when acting through song. The focus is to start discovering how we can open up and free the voice and body to be more fully alive, spontaneous and present. 

We will start the sessions by using movement to ground and connect with the body before we sing. When working on the your songs we will use various presence exercises and classic acting through song techniques to connect to the material and to your voice. 

There will be a some group work but everyone will be working on a solo and you will have dedicated and bespoke time to focus on your individual needs.

The aim is to create a playful, explorative space where you can find more connection and freedom when singing. This is not a singing technique class. You don't need to have singing experience and at no point will there will be any pressure on giving a polished performance.

Please choose a song of your choice and bring sheet music and 2 copies of the lyrics.

When is this course?

Saturday 20th April - Saturday 11th May 2024

Time: 3.15pm - 5.15pm


£60 per term (Season Pass)
£80 per term (Non-Members)
payable by term in advance
Any Season Pass discounts will be automatically calculated after log in


There is no audition required. The course is available to those aged 18 and over.

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