Adult classes at HMT

His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen has been the scene of great dramatic and musical successes over its 106 year history . . . and now Aberdeen Performing Arts is preparing to unleash the inner performer in budding artistes.

For this month the company – which runs HMT, the Music Hall and the Lemon Tree – launch two courses of drama and singing workshops for adults.

The drama course is being led for the first time by Lynsay Wilson and is specifically designed for first-timers, as well as drama regulars, offering the opportunity to learn theatrical techniques, build confidence and develop creativity in a fun and friendly environment.

The two-hour weekly sessions on Thursdays at 7pm for seven weeks from September 20, will develop performance skills by exploring a range of drama techniques. Numbers are limited to 20 and no previous drama experience is needed.

Inspired by the upcoming musical programme at HMT – which includes Starlight Express and Blood Brothers – the adult singing classes aims to offer potential singers the chance to develop their vocal skills and learn how their voice works.

Led by Aberdeen Performing Arts’ vocal coach Paul Hudson, those taking part will be singing their favourite songs specially arranged for the group – giving everyone the chance to sing their most-loved tunes!

The autumn course will also run for seven weeks, on Tuesday nights from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, starting on September 11. Numbers are limited to 30 and no previous singing experience is needed.

The adult drama course costs £28 (£22 concession) and the singing course costs £25 (£20 concession) and these can be booked through Aberdeen Box Office on 01224 641122 or in person at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.