DRAMA. Re-Defined


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Next Workshop: Details Coming Soon


Get Drama School Ready

With a combined 15 years experience, and an enviable track record of supporting young performers into the UK's top Drama Schools, we have the knowledge, creativity and expertise to help develop you best as a performer. Whether applying for the NYT or Drama School, auditions are expensive, tiring and competitive.
Get the head-start you deserve and develop the skills to get yourself audition ready.

We will

  • Provide you with the skills and confidence to select and perform monologues to your full potential
  • Offer valuable insight into the expectations and criteria of your audition panel
  • Offer constructive, impartial feedback to help develop your confidence as a performer
  • Give you the best platform to join our list of successes, with previous students going on to study at RADA, RCSSD, The Arden, RCS, LAMDA, ALRA and LIPA.


Launching in 2018, we offer a range of theatre classes for all ages. Focusing on developing your skills, confidence and stage ability, we will be offering weekly classes for the following groups:

  • Adult Acting Classes
  • Young Adult Skills Development
  • Specialist Drama Training

Who Are We?

Natasha Ryan

As a student of the world-renowned Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Natasha's work and passion focuses upon the delivery of drama in education and as a tool for social change, building upon her work as a workshop leader across the North West. Natasha previously headed up the ArtsCouncil funded PurpleCoat Young Actors Company, which provided young performers with professional theatre experience, regardless of socio-economic background. This led to the foundation of the Shakespearean Summer School, running annually to open doors for new performers to access Shakespeare.

Karl Falconer
Karl has directed over 25 theatre productions, with his work being staged across the UK and Ireland, as Artistic Director of PurpleCoat Productions and as a freelance film director. He saw off 860 other entries to join the Official Shortlist of the Virgin Media Shorts Awards and has produced work in collaboration with the National Theatre, Lowry, RSC and Unity Liverpool, and now researches at the prestigious Shakespeare Institute. Alumni from Karl's theatre productions have gone on to join the Everyman Rep Company, to study at top UK Drama Schools and to work in the West End and on Broadway.

We are able to offer Private Tuition in specialist drama classes, audition technique or LAMDA Exam preparation. Contact us to discuss your needs.


World Class. Locally.

Our theatre aims to be world-class. With a consistently critically rated output and a growing recognition of our work championing local talent, we create stripped back theatre which puts its audience at the heart of the theatrical experience. By re-defining our relationship with texts, audiences and theatres, we are creating the theatre of tomorrow. Utilising some of the most ground-breaking new technologies in film and theatre design, our repertoire aims to interrogate our response and need for theatre, to better understand how to develop culture for today's world.




Details coming soon regarding our theatrical debut, which will be touring across the UK in 2018





Check back soon to find our details of our New Voices project and to see how you can get involved.


Join the Creative Network

Our aim is to produce platforms where communities and creatives can speak to each other. After collaboration with the Young Vic Director's Program, we have identified the often solitary systems of creating work for the theatre. Building upon this innovative research we aim to develop a sharing platform where a community of theatre makers can connect to share ideas and open up access to their rehearsal rooms and processes.



Get In Touch

Til This Night. Operated by PurpleCoat. © 2018 PurpleCoat. All rights reserved.

If you would like more information regarding Classes or our Theatre work, please message us and we will aim to get back to you within 2 working days. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited scripts or performer CVs, and that all announcements regarding casting and script submissions will be announced through our social media channels and newsletter.

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