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King's High launch series of Drama Masterclasses with stars of stage and screen

What is life really like in the acting and film business? What can you expect from Drama School? What are audition panels looking for? 

King's High's new Drama Masterclasses have launched in fine style.  Established stage and screen actors are sharing their experience and insights with students, in a series of talks, and lunchtime workshops. 

For our first events, we welcomed King’s High alumnae, actors Nadia Parkes and Ronay Poole. While in her final year at LAMDA, Nadia signed with Independent Talent Agency, and landed her first role in the American network show, The Spanish Princess, alongside Dame Harriet Walter. She has appeared in Dr Who, Starstruck and Sky Atlantic’s upcoming Domina. Students thoroughly enjoyed their workshop with Nadia (which she delivered remotely) as she took them through exercises and talked about the acting business. 

Ronay Poole graduated from Guildford School of Acting in 2019 with first call honours.  She works as an actor and acting tutor, and appeared in the BBC’s Motherland.  Ronay was able to deliver her first live workshop this week, as she took students from every Year Group through the skills an actor requires - from performance techniques, physical skills, and breath work, to character and body language.