Summer Holiday Drama Workshop
Actors Melissa Johns and her brother Jason will be running a Summer Holiday Drama Workshop at the Theatre from Monday 15th to Friday 19th August. It will be a week filled with drama games, improvisation, character creating, devising, script writing/storytelling, confidence building and a whole load of fun!
The workshops are aimed at young people between the ages of 8 and 16. The cost of the workshops is £85 if booked before 1 August and £95 if booked later (there are discounts for sibling bookings).
We are delighted to be able to welcome back Melissa and Jason, both of whom have trodden The Market Theatre boards earlier their stage careers. It is a huge opportunity for local youngsters to be able to learn from the professionals.
Please email to book a place or to find out more.
Melissa Johns’ bio:-
Born in Hereford and raised in Ledbury, actress Melissa Johns is currently appearing as series regular Miss Scott in the seventh series of ITV’s Grantchester, and is about to start on series 8 as well as recently making her West End debut in the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Henry V alongside Kit Harrington, which was screened across over 600 venues across the country as part of NT Live.
Melissa trained at East 15 Acting School. She is also most known for: Hannah Taylor in BBC’s LIFE alongside Alison Steadman and Peter Davidson, Imogen Pascoe in Coronation Street and 2021’s line up of Celebrity Masterchef. She was a BAFTA Elevate actor 2019 - 2022.
Melissa has recently filmed for Celebrity Mastermind, which will air later this year. She raised money for REACH, the charity that she is ambassador for, and Finding Rainbows. She has recently finished the first UK tour of her sell out one woman show - SNATCHED, which received many 5 star reviews and gained much attention from National TV.
Melissa is also the co-founder and co-creative lead of BAFTA award winning organisation TripleC / DANC with Coronation Street actress Cherylee Houston. Her BAFTA speech went viral in 2022. She has won multiple awards for her work championing women, young people and the disabled community, including being named in both Shaw’s Power List of the 100 Most Influential Disabled People, and the 2022 Northern Power Women List.
She was also selected as Alumna of the year for the University of Essex and named as one of JCI’s 10 outstanding young persons of the world in 2017. The same award was won by Elvis Presley in 1970.
Jason Johns’ bio:-
Jason is an actor, also born in Hereford and raised in Ledbury, and is Melissa’s younger brother. He also trained at East 15 Acting School and graduated just before the pandemic.
Jason has had roles in many plays, including Antigone and Under Milk Wood at Malvern Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Big Sad at The Lowry and West End But Worse at Kings Arms Theatre. He gained TV experience on Mike Bartlett’s BBC One drama - LIFE within his first week of moving to Manchester. Jason landed his first voice over role in 2020.
During the pandemic, Jason secured an agent and was accepted into Spotlight where he is now auditioning for roles in TV and theatre.
£85 if booked before 1st August. There are discounts for sibling bookings.