Do you want to be an actor, or just gain the experience of acting and see where it leads? Or do you simply want to develop your confidence and communication skills? Here we introduce you to Merseyside Academy of Drama — an amazing project that gives people acting training and invaluable skills that they can transfer into everyday life!

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Merseyside Academy of Drama, or MAD for short, can be found at The Hope Street Theatre Collective — a creative community on Hope Street. Part of The Hope Street Theatre Collective, MAD offers various courses including acting for beginners, intermediate acting, advanced acting, improvisation, acting for camera, musical theatre, playwriting and writing for screen.

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The various 10 week courses (next ones starting 16th September) are extremely good value for money and have changed people’s lives — whether that be through turning them into actors or through breaking down their confidence barriers. MAD is all about inclusivity and allowing people to ‘give it a go’ — ordinary people doing extraordinary things on stage following expert training.

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Whether you’re looking for a basic course and a final performance in a rehearsal studio or a more advanced course that results in a performance at The Hope Street Theatre, MAD has something for everyone. Whatever your ability, experience or background, there’s a course for you and you’ll have the support from industry professionals behind you.

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MAD Director, Becci Jackson, told us: “MAD tutors are industry professionals with experience performing, directing and writing in film, television, the West End and regional theatre. The MAD staff know their stuff but above all have a passion for sharing their knowledge and enabling the students to grow and develop their creative skills.”

For info on the MAD courses CLICK HERE!Jonathan, a taxi driver and MAD student told us: “Two years, a lead role, a professional credit and many cherished friendships later MAD has lovingly helped to change my dreams into reality.”

Francine, who works in higher education told us: ”MAD is fantastic. The acting classes are brilliant but the transferable skills that I use in my job role have also been essential; improving my confidence, communication, and team building skills!”

For info on the MAD courses CLICK HERE!Liverpool is known for being rich in culture and creativity and Liverpool’s thriving theatre scene seems to be getting better and better. It’s thanks to amazing projects like Merseyside Academy of Drama that Liverpool’s grass roots theatre continues to flourish — giving people the platform to be able to express themselves and unlock their potential.

For info on the MAD courses CLICK HERE!If you’re looking to get into something new, meet people and have fun, develop your social skills and confidence, become an actor or all of the above, MAD is for you! With industry professionals to guide the way, you’re in safe hands and who knows where it could lead? The most important thing is to make that first step….

Merseyside Academy of Drama / The Hope Street Theatre Collective, 22 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BY / 0333 344 1980

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