Carole Williams

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The first workshop costs just

 For subsequent workshops you pay the workshop cost plus travel and subsistence.  

£50 for SCDA members.

To plan a visit, or discuss your needs, you can contact Carole at

Performance Skills

Can you hear me at the back?

By the end of the workshop, participants will have acquired some easy and quick techniques for warming up the voice and will have started to explore their vocal range.

Say what you mean & mean what you say

Working with text, we will look at the importance of understanding what is being said and why.  We will also look at how to add interest and energy to the performance

Is there any ‘body’ there?

Looking at body language and physicality, you will learn how to elevate your performance beyond the spoken word.

A chorus of approval

Suitable for performers and directors; we will identify the building blocks for creating effective chorus moments that go beyond standard groupings and the dreaded semi-circle lines.

Capturing the everyday

This workshop introduces a model for creating choreography using everyday movements and gestures rather than dance that can lead to interesting crowd scenes and contemporary chorus.

Just say yes

Improvisation can be a fun and rewarding way to explore characters and situations.  It is particularly useful for exploring character aims and subtext.  This workshop is suitable for actors and directors. 

Devising theatre

How do you create something from scratch?  We will explore a range of approaches to working collaboratively without a script.   Although aimed at young people and their adult collaborators, it can easily be adapted for adult groups.

Beginners Shakespeare

Does the idea of speaking Shakespeare’s text fill you with fear?  Using one his most famous monologues, we will flex our vocal muscles and get to grips with the words and meaning in a fun and inclusive way

Playing pantomime

A great workshop for everyone to explore the style of performance required for a great panto.  This workshop is suitable for all ages, Oh yes it is!!


Taking a physical approach, we will explore the most common archetypes found in stories and see how they might be useful for actors and directors in the rehearsal room.

Improvising the Play

We are improvising every day of our lives so we are already experts, but how can we harness this and use it within the rehearsal process to develop characters and subtext? 

Directing Skills

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

You will be introduced to a way of breaking down the play into manageable chunks identifying the key themes and challenges

Live production

Having trouble with a particular aspect of your production, or perhaps you just want some outside input? Carole can tailor her visit to your club to meet your particular needs. .

Page to stage

Focusing on rehearsal techniques and approaches to working with your cast, this workshop aims to provide different ways of looking at a single piece of text. 

Setting the Scene

Aimed at Directors, we will look at different approaches to early read throughs and work together to explore different approaches to directing a selection of scenes