Act Natural

Let nature be your stage
6-week course

Develop your acting skills & perform in an inspiring woodland setting 

Work outdoors in a beautiful nature reserve in London.

Create characters and stories inspired by the woods.

Rehearse and perform in unusual spots.

Warning: This course might make you calmer, happier and more connected to nature and people. Book at your own risk.


Join this course to:

  • Develop your acting skills

  • Come out of your comfort zone in a supportive environment

  • Gain new confidence.

  • Make new friends.

  • Connect with nature in a new way

  • Do something different on Sundays

This course is for you if:

  • You want more creativity and playfulness in your life

  • You love challenging yourself and learning new skills

  • You love being in  nature

  • You want to become more confident on stage

  • You are looking for new adventures

  • You decided it’s time for you to go on stage

  • You love working, creating and playing with others


About the course:

This is a 6-week course leading to a performance as a part of The Great Big Green Week in Lewisham.

It is led by professional actor and director Tal Jakubowiczova.


We will meet every Sunday to play, create and rehearse together.

You’ll get to work with a group of other creative adults in a supportive and non-judgmental environment to develop your acting skills and creativity and to have a great time with great people in a great place in nature.

Backthorne Cuttings Nature Reserve

This is where the course will take place

Things you'll learn:

  • How to develop a character (realistic or fantastical) 

  • How to tell a story

  • How to perform on stage 

  • How to perform in a natural environment

  • How to communicate with audience 

  • Create your site specific show

What you're getting:

  • 6 sessions of professional acting training from actor/director Tal Jakubowiczova (over 20 hours)

  • Being a part of a performance

  • Supportive group 

  • Inviting audience to watch you (as many as you want, free entrance)

  • Working in an inspiring woodland area every Sunday for 6 weeks

  • Making friends

  • Images and a video recording of your performance


August 21st - September 25th, 2022


All Sundays, 11am-3pm

* If you can't make all the sessions, including the performance date but want to do the course please let me know. This should be fine and we can find a solution.


Buckthorne Cutting Nature Reserve,

Buckthorne Bridge, SE4 2DB

Transport links:

5 min walk from Crofton Park train station,

10min walk from Honor Oak Park station,

10min walk from Brockley Station.

A few bus links are also available.

Book now

Sundays , 11am-3pm
21st August - 25th September  2022

Full price £330

Full course:
6 sessions,
performance with an audience,
invite as many audience members as you wish,
recording of the performance for you to keep.
Possible extra sessions for catch-up in Early Sept for anyone who wants it.

Early Bird price: until 12th August £274

Early Bird Price

Until the 12/8/22

Early Bird price
2 x £137

Until the 12/8/22

Book workshops only

You can take any or all of the first three sessions without signing up for the full course.

In the first three sessions we’ll explore:

  • Creating different characters

  • Working with your body

  • Interaction with partners 

  • Being an engaging storyteller

  • Building performance in nature

Book one workshop

Until the 12/8/22

Book three workshops

Until the 12/8/22

Price for workshops
One session is £70 
All three sessions are £197 

Early Bird price

(Until the 12th Aug)

One workshop £50

Three workshops £150

Booking one workshop is also a way to see if you would like to carry on and do the performance.

What you pay for the workshop will be deducted from the course price. 

and if you book a workshop for an early bird price the course price will still be an Early Bird price for you when you decide to carry on.


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