“Fourth Monkey fills a massive void in the theatrical landscape. It cuts out the nonsense, it doesn’t ask you be a tree or play fire whilst walking through treacle. Instead it offers aspiring actors the chance to develop and enhance their craft through essential active exploration and performance. It prepares them for the reality of theatre and the discipline and tenacity that’s required to succeed. I’m thrilled to be able to play a small part in that.”

Toby Clarke -Writer and Director

 

Fourth Monkey Training at a glance  

Year of the Monkey

Timetable 

One year course: September-August

20 hours a week, part time for the first term and full time after January in preparation for London and Edinburgh Rep seasons

Training 

Highlights of training include:

Professional London Repertory season – Rep season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Voice – Ensemble – Stage Combat – Industry prep – Movement – Acting for Camera –Classical text – Contemporary text – Clown – Mask – Physical Theatre– Yoga – Audition prep and the opportunity to showcase your work to the wider industry.

Fees and Finance 

Fees include all training and ALL travel and accommodation costs for Edinburgh Fringe.

£500 non-refundable deposit upon acceptance of a place

Total training fee = £6000

Paid in instalments as follows:

£2000 by 1st July prior to commencement of term in September

£2000 by 1st December

£2000 by 1st March

*Alternatively for both training programmes the full year’s fees can be paid in one instalment at the commencement of the training year.

2 year rep

Timetable 

Two year course September – July (1st Year)

September- August (2nd Year)

40 hours a week Monday- Friday

Training 

Highlights of training include:

Residential Commedia dell’Arte course in Italy – Voice – Stage Combat –Puppetry – Devised Theatre – Shakespeare and Elizabethan text – Contemporary Theatre Styles – Brechtian Practice – Meisner Technique – Fundamental Movement– Period Dance – Physical Theatre – Laban – European Theatre – Contextual Studies – Circus – Complicite workshops – Told by an Idiot workshops – Tumbling and Acrobatics – Clown – Mask- Solo Performance – Ensemble – Yoga – Fourth Monkey Experimental Fringe of Devised Work – Professional Prep – London Showcase – Funding and Theatre Production Masterclasses – Agent, Casting Director and Industry Workshops, as well as four production seasons delivered in repertory, culminating at the Edinburgh Festival at the end of the second year of training.

Fees and Finance 

Fees include all training and ALL travel and accommodation costs for Italy residential (1st year) and Edinburgh Fringe (2nd year)

Course acceptance fee = £500 non-refundable deposit upon acceptance of a place.

Total training fee per year = £9000

Paid in instalments as follows:

£3000 by 1st July prior to commencement of term in September in year 1 & year 2

£3000 by 1st January in year 1 & year 2

£3000 by 1st April year 1 & year 2

*Alternatively for both training programmes the full year’s fees can be paid in one instalment at the commencement of the training year.

The Audition

Audition applications are now open for 2015 entry.

Audition fees of £25 can be paid via paypal or alternatively via cheque, please select your chosen form of payment at the relevant stage of the application process and follow the instructions accordingly.

Our audition process is not a conveyer belt nor do we wish to intimidate you, in fact quite the contrary we want you to relax and be yourself! We also value meeting the individual behind the speeches and all of our first round auditions include an interview. In regard to the audition itself, we do ask you to prepare two contrasting speeches of your own choosing, one classical and one contemporary. Each lasting no more than two minutes.

Additionally, if you consider yourself a singer please prepare one song to be sung unaccompanied. Equally ensure you inform us of any additional skills that may be of interest in your interview.

Successful first round candidtates will be recalled for a company ensemble workshop with the Artistic Director and leading practitioners from the training programme.

Please Note: Your choice to sing does not influence our decision in regard to your suitability for our performance training programmes.

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