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New Hope for aspiring actors

Published: 12 November 2018

Hope Aria Academy is a new part-time drama course situated in Manchester.

Founders Katy Lipson, Joseph Houston and William Whelton all have backgrounds in musical theatre training and are currently full-time producers and theatre owners.

The course is tailored for individuals who have already trained professionally and are looking for a fresh approach to training within a smaller, more focused atmosphere, for individuals who are not yet ready to make the leap to full-time drama training and require further tuition, and for mature students who have experience in musical theatre and want to re-train to return to the industry.

Students will also be introduced to the wider creative industry, with regular guest teachers in all three disciplines of acting, singing and dance, and opportunities for casting directors and agents to come and view a final term piece.

The first 12-week course will run from April 22 to July 19 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between 6:30PM and 9:30PM at Hope Aria House, Unit 15 Wellington House, Manchester, M40 7FS at a cost of £150 per week.

David Upton