Head Workshop & Masterclass Tuition  Ambassador 

Luke Barton 

Luke trained at the Oxford School of Drama.  

Recent theatre include: Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (Salisbury Playhouse/Bolton Octagon); The Valley of FearFrankenstein and The Sign of Four (Blackeyed Theatre, UK Tours); The Hound of the Baskervilles (The Lost Estate); One Man, Two Guvnors (New Wolsey, Ipswich and Nuffield, Southampton); Busman’s Honeymoon, The Unexpected Guest and Spider’s Web (Mill at Sonning); Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Henry V (Merely Theatre, UK Tours); That Is All You Need to Know (Idle Motion, UK Tour); Misterman and L’Etranger(Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse); After Three Sisters (Living Record Productions/Brockley Jack).  

Recent television includes: Doctors (BBC)

Workshop & Masterclass Tuition Ambassador 

Alistair Cope  

THEATRE: Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (Salisbury Playhouse/Bolton Octagon), The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary (Jermyn Street Theatre), A Gallop Through History (Platinum Jubilee Celebration), People, Places and Things (National Theatre), Lungs (Paines Plough), The Sound of Heavy Rain (Paines Plough), Complicit (The Old Vic), The Norman Conquests (The Old Vic), Speaking in Tongues (Act Productions)

TELEVISION INCLUDES: Motherland (BBC), Babylon (Channel4), Toast of London (Channel4), Silent Witness (BBC)


FILM INCLUDES: Lionhead (Disney), Judy (Pathé), Yardie (StudioCanal)

International Workshop & Masterclass Tuition Ambassador 

Blake Kubena 

Blake is an American actor and voice over artist, currently based in London.
 On screen, he can be seen playing Askold in Season 6 of the popular History channel series Vikings, and his most recent stage appearances include playing the title role of Blackeyed Theatre Company's UK touring production of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, as well as Jack McMurdo in the same company's production of Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear. 

Blake is a member of the Factory Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Alex Hassel. The Factory most recently staged Macbeth in various locations across London, in which Blake appeared as Malcolm.
He is an Associate Artist with Heady Conduct Theatre Company with whom he developed and performed in the inaugural production of their new play, Reckless. Blake then appeared as Angelo in the company’s second production of Measure for Measure, which performed in April 2016 as part of the commemorations of Shakespeare’s death. Both shows were staged at the Rose Playhouse, Bankside. This summer, the company took a production of All’s Well that Ends Well to the Minack Theatre in Cornwall, in which he played Parolles.
In 2018, Blake travelled to New Zealand to perform with The Pop-up Globe Theatre Company. He appeared as Malcolm in Macbeth and Dromio of Syracuse in Comedy of Errors. Both shows had critically acclaimed runs in Auckland and Sydney.
Blake has appeared in the Midsummer Scene Festival at Fort Lovrijenac in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He played Horatio in the first major production of Hamlet in southeast Europe with a woman in the title role. This was an international collaboration, involving creatives and producers from the UK, US and Croatia.
Other productions in the UK include, As Is at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, As You Like It and Enemies, both at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and Eloise is Under an Almond Tree with the Spanish Theatre Company.
In the US, Blake has performed as an Equity Company member of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, appearing as Antipholus of Syracuse in Comedy of Errors, Cassio in Othello, and Buckingham in The Three Musketeers.
Other theatre credits in the US include, Mary’s Wedding (Hudson Stage Company); Madison (Premiere Stages); The Rivals, Coriolanus, London Assurance (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); The Immie Queen (Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati).

Blake trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and previously, at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. 

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