THE SCHOOL OF CREATIVE MINISTRIES 1999
As You Like It
Merchant of Venice
Measure For Measure
Measure For Measure
The Merchant Of Venice
Audition Technique/General Workshops
CAMBERLEY ADULT EDUCATION
Improve Your Acting
Improve Your Acting (LAMDA)
Courses for adult amateur actors.
ARRTS INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL
Selby North Yorkshire Shakespeare Projects.
Acting Technique. Audition Technique.
GUILDFORD SCHOOL OF ACTING
1985 Restoration Project
1984 Shakespeare project
ELMHURST BALLET SCHOOL 1993/98 Head Of Drama
GCSE - General Training & Student Assessments
LAMDA to Diploma
ELMHURST PRODUCTIONS Scripted &
Directed Annual Panto
Little Red Riding Hood. Dick Whittington. Aladdin. Babes In
The Wood. The Twelve Dancing Princesses. The Jester and The
Scarecrow. Robinson Crusoe (Cardiff University).
OTHER ELMHURST PRODUCTIONS
Scarlet Ribbons. Junior Mikado. A Midsummer Nights' Dream. Twelfth
Night. As You Like It.
1982-2000 Artistic Director
Surrey Heath Young Actors'
2004 - Showtime - Camberley Theatre
2003 Our Town - Theatre At Old Walls
Weekend Drama workshops, productions and audition technique.
(Devised and presented by Ian Cullen)
Shakespeare and his fellow actors were expected to perform on
demand and at short notice a play they may have not looked at
for months or years. As an aide memoir he hid clues in the layout
and punctuation of his scripts. These hidden guidelines also enabled
new plays to be staged with very little rehearsal. The clues have
been handed down through successive generations of professional
actors and formed the basis for Sir Harley Granville-Barker’s
definitive “Prefaces to Shakespeare.
With audience participation “Living Shakespeare” explains
Shakespeare’s end word discipline. His reasons for changing
from prose to verse and back again. How he used alliteration,
tongue twisters and other verbal conceits to guide his actors.
Mid-line full stops, colons, semi-colons and commas, hard or soft
words long and short words, unexpected verbosity, terse dialogue,
half lines, spread dialogue and perfect or fractured iambic pentameters
all play their part. The workshop is guaranteed to make Shakespeare
more accessible and enjoyable and prepares the way for participants
to perform selected scenes before an invited audience.
IAN CULLEN has been a professional actor since
he was twelve and won a scholarship to RADA at the age of sixteen.
He acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company for three years, has
appeared often in the West End and toured extensively. His many
TV appearances include four years as D.C. Skinner in Z Cars. In
1998 he created the role of Angus Hart in the C5 soap Family Affairs
and played him for two years.
His most recent appearances have been in Harbour Lights, Badger,
both for the BBC, and the film Gabriel and Me with Billy Connolly.
He has written more than forty scripts for radio, television,
film and theatre. Ian can be seen each Christmas at Hatchlands
Music Museum in Guildford where he and his wife Yvonne provide
the words in the annual Christmas concerts performed by words
& music group, Ayres & Graces.
In addition to his professional activities Ian is in demand as
a theatre director and teacher. He is Artistic Director for The
Surrey Heath Young Actors’ Company and teaches acting in
several schools and colleges. He has performed his ‘Living
Shakespeare’ in Paris, Hamburg, New York and throughout
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF DRAMA AT THE CITY
OF LONDON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
"I was classically trained as an actor at one of the best
drama schools in the world. I have attended classes and taught
all over the world. Ian Cullen taught me so many things the experts
failed to teach me. Absolutely enlightening, utterly useful and
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