Adult Acting Workshop

A new, weekly acting workshop for adults with no experience necessary!

We think there should be a place for adults to explore drama, gain skills and perform. So we’re creating an Adults Acting Workshop – it’s a bit like a youth theatre, but for busy grown-ups who are looking to meet new people, develop acting skills and most importantly, have a laugh on a Wednesday evening.

Nonsuch’s Adult Acting Workshop is perfect for those who have an interest in theatre and performance but have little to no experience, as well as those who would like to reignite their passion for performing. You will experience a broad and exciting array of lessons, techniques, and inspirations while meeting new people with similar interests to yours.

Sessions will run at Nonsuch Studios on Clarendon Street, a stones-throw away from Nottingham Trent University Tram Stop, plenty of city centre bus stops and surrounded by on-street parking.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to have attended the previous term to access each block of workshops. Each Term is designed around a theme to be stand-alone.  

Term 1 – Getting to Know You and Basic Acting Skills

Wednesday 19th Sept – 24th Oct

Term 2 – Approaches to Truthful Acting 

Wednesday 7th November – 12th December

Term 3 – Playful approaches to Comedy and Truthful Improvisation

Wednesday 9th January – 13th February

Term 4 –  Physical approaches to Classic Text

Wednesday 26th February – 3rd April

Term 5 – Contemporary and Physical Theatre

Wednesday 24th April – 5th June

Term 6 – Acting to Camera

Wednesday 19th June – 24th July


More information:

Sessions are run by Laura Jasper, a theatre director based in Nottingham who graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2015.

Laura initially trained as an actor and has studied in London and LA, in a wide range of techniques including Meisner and Michael Chekhov. Her approach is through play, building an ensemble very quickly in a safe and supportive space. She has worked with both professional and community actors and currently works as a Youth Director and Community Outreach Practitioner for Nonsuch.

“Laura provides a perfect antidote to the routine of real life. She gives a space to explore acting, drama and various games in a playful and creative way; I loved meeting people through working with her, and she is always the first to make herself look foolish so you don’t have to! (Although you won’t really care within five minutes of her company anyway). I love Laura’s light hearted, enthusiastic approach – it really put me at ease – and her sense of humour and personable nature make working with her a joy. I’d recommend Laura’s workshops without hesitation for both young and old.”  

Amy Barnes (actor).


Amy was a nominee for the Laurence Olivia Bursary Award and most recently played as Samantha Shaw in Kiss Me Quickstep at the New Vic Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Oldham Coliseum.


“Laura has an infectious sense of fun which comes out in all her work.  When you are directed by her you will reach points of playfulness that you didn’t realise you were capable of and there’s no turning back after that! If you want to free yourself of inhibitions, have the courage to enter into character with no holds barred and have a field day in the process, she’s a wonderful person to work with.”

Shireen Farkhoy (actor)


Shireen has recently played Zoya in THE COLLECTOR – UK Tour, and Samina in COMBUSTION – Arcola Theatre and UK Tour


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0115 837 1950 or getinvolved@wearenonsuch.com.


Perfect for: Building acting and performance skills in a fun and social environment. 

Age Group: 25+

Locations: Nonsuch Studios

Date: Wednesdays 19.00 – 21:00