Mark has proved himself to be a performance teacher of the highest level. He has an excellent relationship with the students challenging them to produce work that is both provocative and entertaining. He has a keen eye able to spot each students area of resistance and the ability to challenge them to work throughtheir current limitations. Having worked at and run many drama school courses both in the UK and overseas I consider Mark's work to be at International level."
Simon Hunt. Head of BA Physical Theatre, East 15 Acting School.
"We have had the pleasure and benefit of Alice teaching our students at RADA on the MA Theatre Lab as well as the MA Text and performance course. On the former she developed the Commedia and clowning 6-week module over 2 years. Her individual mix of Commedia and impro skills bring playfulness, passion and curiosity into the rehearsal space. She is a very popular tutor and at the same time exacting and I have no hesitation in recomending her work."
Andrew Visnevski. Head of MA Courses/ Theatre Lab, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art until 2017
"Mark & Alice are highly professional and excellent fun. They gave me an invaluable insight into the spirit and mechanics of clowning and helped me to consolidate years of clowning and clown teaching I would recomend this work to anyone.
Jonny Hoskins, Senior Lecturer Arts University Bournemouth.
"In the 3 years since he began working at the Academy, Mark has become an esteemed and highly valued member of the RADA faculty. I know Mark to be a most engaging colleague: he is delightful to work with, in addition to being a highly skilled practitioner."
Geoff Bullen. Head of Short Courses, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
" We return to Alice again and again because she has an excellent rapport with the students, is highly skilled and knowledgable in her subject area, and is able to communicate in an accessible manner.
She interprets practical exercises that are great fun with words of wisdom that help educate the students in the underlying theory as well."
Sally Cook. Senior Lecturer in Acting, University of Northampton.
"Mark is passionate about the people he works with and their journey within the performing arts. He is in this field for the possibility that the people he works with will develop an ability for playfulness, chaos, challenges and ultimately freedom. The work that Mark does is much more than directing and teaching in a conventional sense, he is an enabler; he works to unlock people's spirit of joy and helps them to use it to create beautiful moments that make a lasting impression."
Matthew Morgan Stevens. Head of Creative Performance, Colchester Institute.
"Alice created a playful and trusting atmosphere. She encouraged us patiently to try to find out what might be funny. I found it joyful, insightful and inspiring."
Jamie Wood. Theatre maker, Beating Mcenroe, O No!
I loved watching Mark work and seeing how the students reacted to him amd the world of the bouffon clown.
I saw many of them in a different light as well as how they were benefitting from the work.
Mark is a great workshop leader, his energy, enthusiasm and playfulness is so engaging.
Dr Branwen Davies, Lecturer in Theatre and Performance, University of Bangor.