Clarendon Sixth Form College News

Acting students learn the art of comedy in new workshop

Performing arts students from Clarendon Sixth Form College welcomed Tom Short, a professional actor and stand-up comedian, to college to teach them new performance skills in a special comedy workshop.

Students enjoyed learning how to use improvisation techniques to enable them to stand out in auditions, clowning skills and tips for stand-up comedy.

Tom said: “I really enjoy working with the  students. They’re really engaged and eager to learn new skills, which is fantastic when you’re running workshops like this. As a professional performer, I know how challenging this industry can be so I began doing comedy workshops to help performing arts students stand out. Comedy skills are becoming more sought after now amongst casting directors and students need to add as many strings to their bow as possible in order to stand out from their peers.”

Richard Goodwin, performing arts teacher at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “Tom has made a great impression on the students during the session and they really enjoyed it. We aim to bring as many industry professionals into the college as possible so that the students can see what it will be like for them once they leave college and gain a broader performing skill set.”

For more information on our performing arts courses at Clarendon Sixth Form College please call: 0161 908 6800 or click here.