Faculty

Michael Barnfather

Michael trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier and with Monika Paneux and  Desmond Jones.   He is a longtime member of Complicite, appearing in many of their productions, including Food Stuff, The Visit, The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol and The Chairs.   He is also a director and runs his own summer school.  He teaches at RADA,  The Commedia School Copenhagen, Central School of Speech and Drama, BADA, The Circus Space and the London School of Musical Theatre. 

Charmian Hoare

Charmian has been a voice and dialect specialist coaching actors for the past 25 years.  She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.  She has worked at RADA and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, as well as the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, The Young Vic, The Almeida theatre, The Royal Court, and many others, including the Theatre for a New Audience, New York and Shakespeare Festival theatre, Stratford Ontario. 

Ben Naylor

Ben is a Lecturer in Classical and Contemporary Acting, Central School of Speech and Drama.  He has also taught at the Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon; The Method Studio; ASAD; Cambridge University; Birkbeck College, London; Queen Mary’s, London; Forum für Filmschauspiel, Berlin; Theatro Exo ap ta Teihi, Greece.  
Directing includes:  Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Britannicus, Henry IV, The Broken Heart (Central), Wish You Were Here (Diorama and Berlin), Julius Caesar (Menier Theatre), Tamburlaine the Great (Rose Theatre, Southwark).

Patsy Rodenburg

Patsy is an eminent advocate of the use of Shakespeare in teaching for the present day (not just for actors, but for public speakers, prison inmates, and the mentally ill; see her book, Speaking Shakespeare).  She is also perhaps the UK’s most highly-regarded voice coach and has taught many of today’s renowned actors, including Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Daniel Day-Lewis, and many other Oscar-nominees and winners.   She is the author of The Actor Speaks and Presence.  She currently serves as Director of Voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Mark Wheatley

Mark is writer for theatre and television. Most recently he has written a single drama for BBC Films (The Escapist) and is under commission for a new play to be produced later in the year. His adaptation for Complicite, The Street of Crocodiles, was nominated for an Olivier award. He teaches theatre and playwriting courses for both undergraduates and graduates.

Lee White

Senior Lecturer of Drama, Theatre and  Performance at Roehampton.  He has developed several courses for the BA program there, including Performance Ethics, Drama In Ireland, Practical Approaches to Acting, Approaches To Directing, and Text Workshop.   He was Literary Manager at Out of Joint Theatre Company from 1996-2001 and worked on many productions including,  The Steward of Christendom, Our Country’s Good, and Some Explicit Polaroid’s,  and developing scripts with renowned dramatists such as Caryl Churchill, Mark Ravenhill and Sebastian Barry.

Emily Bruni

Anna Calder-Marshall

Sarah Finch

Jo Howarth