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Be right back

After a marathon 18 months, we’re taking a little down time while we work on other projects and get some R&R. Watch this space, and we’ll be back before you can say “Miss you already”!

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AFOAF International: Canada Masterclass

That’s right, it’s 2015 and AFOAF is going international! Calling all Canada-dwellers, on 4th January Resident Director Patrick Maubert will be leading a one-off MT masterclass that you won’t want to miss:

Join Patrick Maubert and Anne Marie Murphy as they explore the art of acting through song. Modelled after A Friend of a Friend Productions’ Musical Theatre #FromScratch platform, this master class will further explore truthful reacting through singing as well as exercises looking at scene to song techniques. Emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to connect with a scene partner through text-based exercises and techniques regardless of their experience level. Everyone works at their own pace in a safe and nursing environment.
The final portion of the masterclass will give an opportunity for solo workshop in an audience setting. Please prepare a song of your choice with appropriate sheet music for piano. This is not mandatory but highly encouraged.
Students will learn many fundamentals through peer observation.

Whether you are novice or budding Broadway star, Patrick Maubert and Anne Marie Murphy’s advanced Acting Through Song Master Class is sure to be a beneficial and FUN afternoon.

Only a limited number of slots available.
Pre-booking rate $45.00

Sunday January 4th
LHHS Music Studio
$50.00 at the door

Masterclass Patrick Canada

Tooley Street promo event

On Friday 25th July, we used a little theatre sparkle to bring Samuel Bevington and Ernest Bevin back from the past for a special event with Southwark Council. This marks a preview of our Corporate Services events, so keep a look out for more information on how we can work with you to make your event a little more magical.

It was a fantastic day, and we love the photos by Bogdans Staiculescu.





Basic Stage Combat Workshop

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Friend of FOAF Rob Leonard, with whom we worked on the Off-West End nominated production of Ondine, is the workshop co-ordinator for The British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat, a non-profit-making organisation currently celebrating their 20th anniversary.

Between 29th July – 10th August, BASSC will be hosting a series of stage combat workshops at Islington Arts & Media School. With classes at Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Level, you can pick up and develop new abilities, then opt in to receive industry-recognised accreditation certificate. The courses are pricey but they offer actors (and non-actors!) a unique opportunity to add to their skill set and explore stage combat and stunts. [Click here] to find out more and book a place on the workshop.

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If you have little or no experience in stage combat but have always wanted to learn then this is the course for you! The Basic offers a thorough foundation in stage combat skills with equal emphasis on safety, technique, style and performance, and is equivalent to the training you would receive at an accredited drama school. No prior experience is necessary. At the end of the course you have the opportunity to take the BASSC Fight Performance Test. Course Fees: Full Price £499.00; BASSC Members £449.00

Smallsword / Quarterstaff

In addition to training in two new weapon styles, the Intermediate/Advanced workshop includes a series of related acting classes to enhance the performance of stage fighting. This workshop is open to those who have a Basic certificate in stage fighting from a recognised Stage Combat organisation (BASSC, BADC, SAFD, etc).
Course Fees: Full Price £499.00; BASSC Members £449.00


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The BASSC’s qualified staff are experienced stage combat professionals who teach at the UK’s leading drama schools (RADA, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, East 15, Birmingham School of Acting, Drama Studio London, Italia Conti) and have worked widely in theatre and film.

To ensure a high staff-to-student ratio, places on the workshop will be limited.

Further details and online registration can be found at or you can contact the Workshop Co-ordinator directly at or on 07989 670186

You can also find them on Facebook: British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC) and British National Stage Combat Workshop