Looking for a new experience this year? Always wanted to write that first play or try your hand at acting?

We are giving you the opportunity to do just that!

From September 2023 Spontaneous Productions will be offering a new programme of educational workshops, led by professional tutors.

Aimed at those aged 18+, we currently have six places left on the following course:

First Act – introduction to acting with experienced tutor Nancy Mae Banks. For anyone who ever dreamed of treading the boards, this introductory course will explore a range of skills and techniques, from movement, voice, character, improvisation, scene study and performance. Fortnightly* evening sessions will start in September (dates TBC)

To sign up for this course or for more information please email

Please note our ScriptHub Beginners course is now full. Our singing and dance classes have been postponed until autumn 2023.

Comments from students on previous courses:

“I feel was very lucky to attend Jonathan’s classes in scriptwriting and creative writing. His classes provide a convivial and inclusive space in which to learn… Both beginner and advanced writers are able to co-exist and to share their work and receive thoughtful and supportive critique… He is both knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of the performing arts, and his insight and teaching has proven enormously helpful in my growth as a writer. I would recommend them to everyone.” (Chris Murray)

“Enjoyable, informative and inspirational, these classes got me writing! Jonathan is extremely professional and approachable, motivating his pupils and sharing his deep knowledge and experience of writing, acting, producing and directing. I have seen many of his excellent productions, which are testimony to his ability to bring his own material and that of others off the page and on stage….I hope he gets the chance to widen his teaching  and enhance others’ creativity, and lives.” (Annie Wheeler)

“I have really enjoyed Jonathan’s classes and feel very encouraged by him to continue to write…I believe Jonathan to be a skilled, informed and very inclusive teacher. It might be worth mentioning here that in my working life, I have had Ofsted training and lots of experience evaluating the quality of teaching in secondary schools.” (Margaryt Anderson)

“Jonathan’s writing course has been clearly delivered to a friendly, supportive group with plenty of skillful  guidance, steering sessions that are practical, useful, interactive and above all enjoyable.” (Andrew Platman)