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Former RSC actor kicks off pre-season training at Altrincham Garrick
A former Royal Shakespeare Company actor has kicked off pre-season training at the Altrincham Garrick.
Days after bringing the curtain down on their smash hit musical ?Priscilla Queen of the Desert?, actor and Garrick member Scott Ransome ? who recently played the lead role of Johnny ?Rooster? Byron in the company?s acclaimed production of ?Jerusalem? ? has been running a series of workshops for the company?s actors.
Scott has previously learned from actors including Sir Robert Stephens and Linda Marlowe and directors such as Declan Donnellan (Cheek by Jowl) and Stephen Poliakoff.
He said: ?We take a lot of pride in delivering the best possible standard of performance and production for our audiences. The workshop was designed around some of the performance skills and techniques I learned at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the RSC and throughout my life, to help our actors develop their acting skills and give them the confidence to be more inventive and try out new ideas and different ways of finding a character in the rehearsal room.?
Scott Ransome with (front row) Jacob Taylor and Mark Jephcott; (middle row) Ali Davenport, Lise Nivern Banks, Christine Perry, Fiona Primrose and Annette Fairclough; and (back row) David Baxendale, Julie Cunningham, Matthew Banwell, John Cunningham and Paul Wilson
The Garrick actors spent the three-hour workshop working on pre-show preparation, voice, movement, building a character and working with text.
Garrick actress Julie Cunningham said: ??I can?t believe how much I learnt in three hours. Having never had any formal training in acting ? it was the simple fundamental things that I will definitely go away and use. I feel so much more confident in analysing a character and contributing to a rehearsal.??
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