Former student and actor delivers ‘clown workshop’

January 12, 2018

A former student has returned to HSDC to deliver a clown workshop for a class of acting students.

Adam Byron attended the former South Downs College in 2003 to 2005, where he studied BTEC in Acting.

Since leaving the College, Adam has attended LAMDA drama school and went on to perform in the West End in the play ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’.

Adam paid a visit to HSDC on Thursday 11 January and said: “Today I have been teaching a clown workshop. Clown is something that I was taught at drama school and it is a big part of The Play That Goes Wrong – it is a part of the physical theatre school, and it is different from circus clown. This is about the students finding their own clown and developing it and performing as that clown.

“I think today will give them an understanding of a kind of genre of comedy that they may not have come across before and this will hopefully give them some new skills as performers and a new way to think about things with comedy.”

Adam spoke about his time at the College and the impact it has had on his career journey.

He said: “I think HSDC for me was a brilliant stepping stone between school and getting into drama school. It taught me some skill that not only helped me once I had got into drama school but also prepares you for that auditioning phase.

“HSDC is fabulous, it gives you insight into the industry but also insight into the training that will take place.”

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