DATES/TIME: Fridays- 20 and 27 November; 4 and 11 December, 10am (approx 1.5 hours)
In this small group session, Jessica works with actors to delve a bit deeper into the RP (Received Pronunciation) accent and help you apply it to a text. You’ll look at how to break down an accent and different methods for learning, including mimicry, phonetics, mouth shaping and placement.
Week 1 – nailing consonants
Week 2 – shaping vowels
Week 3 – putting together the pieces
Week 4 – applying your new accent to text
- Group warm-up (muted, so enjoy yourself!)
- Chat about tone with work on specific aspects of how to nail any accent
- Q & A, plus one-to-one work with Jessica
Jessica Dennis is an actor, singer and voice teacher.
Her variety of accents and voices have been seen and heard in Henry V, The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Rose, York); The Wind In the Willows (Polka Theatre); Meet Me in the Ruins (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry); Romeo and Juliet (Orange Tree Theatre) and Offside (Futures Theatre, National Tour).
She is also a regular performer for the award-winning Wireless Theatre Company and Audible.