Weekend Intensive

Course Details

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 November

10:00 – 17:00 each day

Course Description

Led by Fourth Monkey Clown teacher Amy Gwilliam, this is a terrific opportunity to find and foster your inner and outer! clown. In so doing, we are gifted back spontaneity, wonder, vulnerability and radiance, on stage and off.


Through a range of comic techniques and unbridled physical play, Amy will encourage you to discover your uniquely funny bones. By the end of the course, you will be able to:


  • grasp the fundamental rhythms behind clowning
  • understand the basic foundations of comic play and timing
  • build comic rapport and an ability to interact with the audience
  • expand your emotional and physical range
  • foster improvisation and devising skills
  • be able to transform improvised material into rehearsed solo and/or ensemble performance
  • shine in failure
  • and shine!


“Crazy, connected, fun, vulnerable and warm, Amy reveals the unexpected in you.” (Balt)

“Thank-you for pushing me to find the pleasure and not shy away from myself and my failure” (Honey)

“Scary and wonderful.” (Pear)

“Inspiring and liberating” (Fabio)

Amy is a theatre maker, performer and facilitator, passionate about what it means to be a creative human, and how to be one. Her recent shows include Frankie Foxstone a.k.a. The Profit, MUMMY, and the upcoming Oh My Goddess! – with a focus on site-specific, itinerant and/or interactive performance. She is curator and host of female comedy cabaret, ExPerTeaZe,. Following a degree in English at Cambridge University, she trained for 2 years with Philippe Gaulier, with additional trainings with Peta Lily, Complicité, Spymonkey, Told by an Idiot, SITI Company, Song of the Goat, and at Ecole Jacques Lecoq. In 2010 she co-founded Teatro Entre Escombros in Spain, making and touring award-winning shows there for 5 years. Now based in the UK, Amy runs The School of Dramatic Unlearning (TSODU) for professionals working in the creative world and is one of The Mono Box’s longest standing facilitators, curating the European Theatre Week, as well as the international (online) Mono Makers Month. Amy is an active member of Clowns Without Borders. She has a diploma in Therapeutic Skills from the Society of Analytical Psychology and is currently undertaking training in Focusing.  

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