Parker & Snell Company is pleased to offer both adult and children’s classes and workshops in: ACTING FOR TELEVISION, FILM & THEATRE for ages 5 – 80+.

Our teaching is at the cutting edge of what is happening in the television, film and theatre industry today. We aim to equip both children and adults with the necessary skills and techniques required for television, film & theatre acting (including musical theatre).

Acting techniques taught by PSC are grounded in Stanislavsky, Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg and Michael Chekov, while teaching contemporary and modern television and film acting derived from leading industry professionals including ITV and BBC directors and world renowned acting coaches: Mel Churcher (Daniel Craig, Angelina Jolie and Jude Law) and Jeremiah Comey (Billy Zane, Johnny Knoxville and Kayla Ewell).

Children’s classes cover a broad spectrum of acting skills, including: character development, improvisation, concentration and focus, vocal projection, interpreting texts for both stage and screen, the embodiment of a character, alongside confidence building and self-esteem.

Parker and Snell Company believes that a strong grounding in acting and acting techniques serve to create a rounded and versatile performer, from realism acting (which is required for television and film), to physical characterization (required for theatre).

Students who have enrolled on our acting for television, film and theatre classes will have the opportunity of meeting industry professionals. Visiting professionals will run workshops as well as offering personal advice to existing students.

In 2018, ITV casting director June West will run an audition and casting workshop, world-renowned acting coach Mel Churcher will run an ‘acting for stage & screen’ workshop for adults. 

Children and adults attending classes will first and foremost be considered for any productions which Parker & Snell Company produces, where appropriate, on the Isle of Man and/or in the UK.

Parker and Snell Company will provide show-reels to industry contacts including casting directors, feature film, and independent film directors in conjunction with Ex-Isle film agency when audition opportunities arise on the Isle of Man.

In 2018, Parker and Snell Youth Company will perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 13th – 18th August 2018, following on from their successful trip in August 2017.

Our 14 – 17 class will visit the RSC and Stratford-Upon-Avon during Easter, 2018, and in October 2018, Parker & Snell Company will visit the National Theatre, London, to take part in the National Theatre Connections Programme, which will be performed on the Isle of Man and Kendal, UK, in early 2019.

Many of our students have been cast in a number of theatre productions (lead roles) including: The Mousetrap, Peter Pan, Shrek the Musical, The Jungle Book, The Edelweiss Pirates, Sleeping Beauty the Pantomime, 101 Dalmatians, Taylorian’s Oliver & Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour DreamcoatThe Wizard of Oz Pantomime, Mulan & The Little Mermaid by JT Productions, Aladdin by Dreamstar ProductionsElf the Musical, Westside Story, The Producers and many more.

All of our tutors have either trained (formerly IOM Acting Academy) or worked with PSC extensively.

Visiting professionals include, Kym Marsh (Coronation Street) June West (ITV casting director), Mel Churcher (A list acting coach), Kieran Griffiths (Shameless, The Street), Simon Powell (independent film director), William Ash (Waterloo Road, Hush), Michelle Holmes (Rita, Sue & Bob Too, Coronation Street, Above Suspicion) Peter Hunt (acting coach ALRA) and Matthew Bannister (RADA tutor and actor).

For further information including class dates/times and venues, please download our Acting classes – Isle of Man brochure below (in partnership with the Gaiety Theatre).

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