Stone’s Just Acting


Stone's Just Acting PosterProfessional PGCE qualified acting tuition in Brighton & Hove

Acting classes available for youth and adults

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Youth classes

Stone’s Just Acting has been created as a response to students who are interested in acting but feel less confident in singing and dancing. All work is practical and will allow learners to develop improvisation skills and rehearsal techniques through fun and fast paced lessons.

The class is for 12 to 16 year olds (school years 7 to 11) and runs from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday mornings.


29 October
5 November
12 November
19 November
26 November
3 December
10 December
17 December
(8 weeks)

Adult class

There is an 8 week Introductory Acting class for adults on Tuesday evenings from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Please contact [email protected] with all enquiries.


1 November
8 November
15 November
22 November
29 November
6 December
14 December (Wednesday)
20 December
(8 weeks)


LAMDA Tuition

Richard Stone is a qualified LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) examiner and is pleased to offer expert tuition in these exams.



Purple Playhouse Theatre
36 Montefiore Road



Richard Stone, Director

Trained at East 15 Acting School and worked professionally on stage, television and radio.

PGCE in English and Drama at University of London and over ten years’ experience of teaching Drama, English and Media in schools and colleges.

Equity member
DBS Checked
First Aid qualified

Karen Hudson, Associate Director

Trained at East 15 Acting School
PGCE at Brighton University
Teacher of Drama at Shoreham College
Director of Ariel Company Theatre
DBS checked

Tori Sneath, Associate Director

BA Hons Dance and Drama at Winchester University
PGCE at Central School of Speech and Drama
DBS checked



Youth classes
£10 per child per class

Adult classes
£10 per person per class



Praise from staff and parents for previous productions:

“What a fantastic evening of drama! Thoroughly captivating and made me wish I could study Shakespeare – but only if presented that way!”

“It was really brought to life in a way my school never managed. The children were fantastic with some putting in performances that I would seriously pay good money to see.”

“Some of the ‘attitude’ they gave was astounding –  Romeo and Juliet, wow, Midsummer Night’s Dream, fantastic, the faultless recital of long passages of Shakespeare that were brought to life…”

“I’ve been to many school performances and this is really up there. Please pass on my congratulations and admiration to the kids and production staff – the marriage of Shakespeare and music was truly brilliant.”

“You certainly have a knack of getting the best out of a wide range of pupils.”

“You must have been very proud of the end result,  the overall effect was amazing.”

“I just had to put pen to paper (finger to keyboard) to write and say how much my husband and I enjoyed the production last night.  Not only were all the performers well-rehearsed and faultless, but the principal characters were well cast and took to their roles so convincingly.”

“Thoroughly enjoyed it; and it was clear that the whole cast were having the time of their lives too.”

“Thank you and all your staff for the considerable time and effort I know they put in to ensure that the show is pure quality.”

“You know how to get the best out of your performers.”

“We would just like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all those concerned in giving us such an entertaining evening at last night’s production – the pupils were amazing!”

“Just wanted to say ‘congratulations’ on a first-class production last night. The entire cast looked fully engaged, committed and having a blast, the set was excellent and the sound was spot-on. I know how much work goes into these things, but this proved a great investment of time and effort.”

“What a hugely enjoyable performance…”

“Everybody in our family party were hugely impressed by the entire production…we are used to watching quite slick school productions but I can say without hesitation that this was the most polished and sophisticated we have seen…”

“I would like to say how brilliant the play was…comic timing so perfect and the acting impeccable…I am so impressed, I want to see it again…”

“We would just like to say THANK YOU to all those concerned who gave us such an enjoyable evening full of fun and laughter…”



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