Acting workshop

Acting for non-actors workshop

Your first time o stage

I propose a 3 hours workshop where I will challenge people that have never experienced acting, to come on stage and feel how it is to perform in front of an audience.


This experience will be playful and certainly not stressful . The first workshop would be all about improvisation and exercises aiming at bringing out the creativity and imagination that each one of us has inside.


To me theatre is physical where the body plays a crucial role. After a moment of physical relaxation, we would first work all together as a group (many different exercises in circles), then two by two (improvisation etc.) to finally perform one by one on stage.


I would like to work on emotions (experience all the range of the different emotions and how to express them).

Personal experience

And I would also like to work on a short but very personal speech possibly about something that you feel proud about. I’ll be coaching you on delivering it before an audience.

Edith Vernes

Sacha Guitry , ma fille et moi
Sacha Guitry , ma fille et moi
Sacha Guitry , ma fille et moi
Theatre mask



£85 / Person (including 1 coffee break) min 5 people


SUNDAY MARCH 8th 2020 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm


  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 1st session
  • 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm coffee break
  • 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm 2nd session
  • Cocktail and debriefing on your acting experience

Please email to book a table for dinner after the class.

Tutor profile

Edith Vernes Edith is a French actress who made her debut in Hamlet, under the direction of Patrice Chéreau. Shortly thereafter, she met Christophe Lidon who offered her several leading roles in Jean Racine’s Andromaque, Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Francoise Sagan’s Des yeux soie (Silken Eyes). She also played in two shows directed by Jean Reno, and then in Les directeurs (The Directors), staged by Etienne Bierry.

A collaboration with the Italian director Maria Christina Madau allowed her to portray two great female figures: Salome in Oscar Wilde’s play, and Isadora Duncan. She then met Béata Nilska when they worked together on the play The Bug, at the Théâtre La Bruyère. They subsequently took up the challenge of adapting for the stage the wonderful text of Madame du Châtelet, Discours sur le bonheur (Discourse on Happiness), a role that Edith created at the Théâtre du Lucernaire in 2011, and reprised in London in 2013 to launch the "En Scène" French theatre season at the Institut Français.

In London, she met a French director, Marianne Badrichani and together they work on different collaborations starting with "Three splits/Trois ruptures" from Rémi de Vos then "Dinner at the Smiths" an immersive show from Eugène Ionesco and recently " Sacha Guitry, ma Fille et Moi" that they adapted from the works of great French playwright Sacha Guitry.

Edith Vernes

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