A look at verbal and visual comedy, focusing on how understanding timing and where to direct the audience’s attention can benefit your ability to direct in every other genre.

The workshop is led by leading director David Grindley, whose recent credits include: The Misanthrope(Stratford, Canada), Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell(UK Tour), Six Degrees of Separation(Old Vic), A Midsummer Night’s Dream(Stratford, Canada),The Philanthropist(Broadway),The American Plan (Broadway), Crown Matrimonial (UK Tour), Blackbird (Tour), Pygmalion(Broadway), Journey’s End(Broadway) which won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Revival. Other credits include: In The Club(Hampstead/Tour), Honour(Wyndhams), The Philanthropist(Donmar), National Anthems(Old Vic), What The Butler Saw (Hampstead/Criterion), Some Girls(Gielgud), Journey’s End(Comedy/Tour), Abigail’s Party (Hampstead/Ambassadors/Tour), Loot(Chichester/Vaudeville), Single Spies(Tour), Richard III(Mercury, Colchester) and The League of Gentlemen. Future work includes revivals of Our Boys, Breaker Morant and Copenhagen as well as a stage adaptation of The Third Man.