Over 5 Evenings, train with industry heavyweight Sue Dunderdale to unlock the skills required to develop confidence and skill on screen. Through a multitude of workshop exercises you will start to understand conventional dimensions of an actor, from the script analysis, character development and improvisations.

This unique course will allow you to progress your ability both technically and performance through monologues and duologue filming. This course is designed for both drama school graduates and beginner actor who are looking for the next steps in acting.

Meet Your Tutor

Sue Dunderdale


Sue Dunderdale has an impressive background in the world of Theatre, Film and TV Directing. Her commitment to fostering both new talent and working with BAFTA award-winning actors underscores her versatility and dedication to the craft.

Having coached and directed acclaimed actors such as Helena Bonham Carter and Clarke Peters, Sue has worked with BAFTA-winning performers, contributing to their success on screen.

The Building Blocks of Performance

Weekly Evening Sessions

Session 1: Stage vs Screen

Develop understanding of differences between stage and screen, film as a visual media, alongside differences needed for TV.

Session 2: Exploring Character Techniques

Explore character techniques with a monologue on camera, watch back and review with analysis from tutor and class.

Session 3: Improvisation

Explore improvisational skills to further build character development and script analysis.

Session 4: Stakes, Objectives and Status

Start to build script analysis into duologue scenes with SOS (Stakes, Objectives and Status) character backstory inline with narrative. Working with actions.

Session 5: Filming of Scenes

Incorporate learnings into performance of duologue on camera with direction and blocking.

To build your confidence you will start by learning the differences between stage and screen performance, applying the technical skills of acting on camera, whilst working with monologues as you begin to understand how to develop a character.

Once you’ve become more comfortable with yourself on camera, Sue will start to assemble the building blocks of how to act in a scene. This will be achieved by the introduction of duologues where you will learn the techniques required to listen and react through improvisation, script analysis and working with actions.

By the end of these 5 practical sessions, you will have gained an understanding of acting techniques for screen and apply them in a filmed workshop performance.


17th July – 14th August 2024

Designed For



6:30pm to 9:30pm

What You'll Love

Progressive Evening Training

Held in Central London

This course will be held at Old Diorama, Regent’s Place, 201 Drummond St, London NW1 3FE.

The closest stations are Euston Station, Euston Square and Warren Street.

Casting professionals choose Spotlight to cast their projects because performers on Spotlight are recognised as the industry’s best. 

To be eligible to apply for Spotlight Membership, you have to successfully earn 400 Points from Actors Studio Training.

Spotlight Eligibility

Each course is worth a certain amount of points. Courses can be repeated to earn points. See below how many points you can earn from successfully completing this course.

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  • 5 Evening Sessions
  • Suitable if you are 17 yrs+ and a beginner actor
  • Ideal follow on from our Beginners Weekend Crash Course and 1 Day Screen Acting Workshop
  • International Students Welcome
  • The course is taught in English, so it is important that you have proficient English language skills
  • Small Class Size
  • Held in Central London
  • Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to perform on camera
  • How to work with scripts
  • Basics of character development
  • What you need to improve on for future progression
  • Course Location

  • Old Diorama, Regent’s Place, 201 Drummond St, London NW1 3FE
  • Nearby Tubes Include: Euston Station, Euston Square and Warren Street.
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