A 5-week rehearsal process lead by Harry McEntire (The Last Kingdom BBC/Netflix, RSC) and Adam Gillian (Counsel BBC, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical UK/IRE Tour, Hadestown, National Theatre) working towards a performed play-reading in the final week.

When applying for this class, each actor will send a CV and Headshot to info@theactorscommunity.org in order for both coaches to cast the reading. The play will then be cast with a main cast and a set of understudies who will audit the classes. Actors will be notified of the part they are playing by email. They will then book into the class. Actors who wish to audit/understudy should make this known in their application.

In rehearsals, each coach will act as a director, working with the cast to analyse the text, prepare characters and make informed choices. This class provides an insight into the demands of a professional rehearsal room whilst also giving an opportunity to further their techniques as actors and their understand of text.

N.B.This is an advanced class and as such the standard is expected to be at a professional level. There is no pre-requisite classes to have been taken with The AC however, any similar Advanced classes or the Stage and Screen Intensive classes will help with the techniques covered in the rehearsal process.

Participation in this course will require some preparation time outside of class. Please take this into consideration when applying.

Advanced Scene Study


Lead by... 

Harry McEntire (RSC Actor)

Adam Gillian (West End Lead)



May 31st for 5 consecutive weeks

Time (BST)

6:00 - 9:00  BST


Online via Zoom

No of Classes


important info



£75 for understudies

There will be 15/16 students per class (7/8 cast, 7/8 understudies)

You must be 18+ to participate in this class


To audition, please email your headshot and CV to: