I will be leading a dynamic collaborative 2-day comedy and theatre course, focusing on how to devise work, feel out your ‘Clown’ and how to use your body to create natural slapstick onstage.
WHEN? 23rd - 24th November
WHERE? Rosemary Branch Theatre, London
Working with forms such as live music, choreography re-enactment, puppetry, clowning and stand-up among others, I am going to be working hands-on with you in an intensive two day period to develop your ideas and create work in an action packed, determined and resourceful way. If you are interested in attending – please send a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost for the full two day course (10am until 5pm) is £150. For one day it is £80. STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
"The course has helped me to unleash my creativity and has melted away all of my inhibitions. I’m no longer afraid to throw myself into the deep end, I can trust that I have all the skills needed to create some cracking material now. Elf has coerced the clown out of me and helped mould her into something I’m truly proud of." - Serena "Elf’s brilliant course led me to a better understanding of who I am as a performer.’" - Emma "Elf creates a warm and supportive environment that allows you to really explore your most ridiculous and off-beat ideas. I felt very seen as an individual, whilst also a part of an ensemble and I loved every minute. I left the course very inspired and with some great tools for continuing the work we started on my own." - Hannah " "If you have forgotten what it is like to play, or want to rekindle that flame then this is the course for you. Delightfully madcap & fun will ensue." - Piero "Elf’s approach makes you really open up to the possibilities in creating solo work; how you relate to your audience and how you can achieve great comic theatre with simple techniques and principles. It’s a joy to experience the change when you experiment" - Milly “Elf gave me a lot of tools & ideas to develop my creativity and structure my performance. Her workshops are also a warm environment where it is good to try ideas you are feeling shy about. I’ll come back!" - Gratianne "Phenomenal and life giving weekend that allowed me to access parts of myself I never even knew existed. Led so kindly with just the right of push and go ahead to dare one into the unknown, uncomfortable to create the beautiful. And most importantly, so much fun!" - Bambi "Time spent in an Elfy Lyons course for me is time spent in a safe space with encouragement to grow as a performer. I was challenged without being pushed, and I learned (a lot) while laughing. I recommend it!" - Gerry "Elf facilitated a amazing 4 week clown workshop. I was able to explore new sides of performing and have individualized feedback which was so affirming and wonderful. The layout led to a really fun creative process and the activities were purposeful and awesome. Thank you!" - Issy "Doing the course with Elf was great fun, and really changed the way I think about developing and relating to a character. The group created personas ranging from the tragic to the downright alarming, but between those more extravagant experiments we explored some really interesting ideas and, pleasingly, managed to be quite funny with it." - Chris