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Adult Acting at GEST


GEST is delighted to offer Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Acting Courses in English for adults 17 +.


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Beginners Course

An exciting opportunity to learn and develop basic acting skills including improvisation, character work and general acting techniques in a friendly and supportive environment. This course is best suited for drama beginners or those with little to no experience. It is also an ideal place to practice conversational English in a new and creative environment.

Intermediate Course

In this course you get to go into more detail about character and text work, improvisations and role-play. The course will culminate in a shorter live performance in front of an invited audience of family and friends where you will perform shorter scenes and/or monologues. The course is suitable for those who have some theatre experience and wish to develop their acting skills further.

Advanced Course

In this course we will continue to refine your acting skills. You will learn how to analyze theatrical texts on a deeper level and to express a character's emotional expression through stage production exercises, role-play and improvisation. You deepen your knowledge of acting through working with plays or larger text units together with your group. The course will culminate with a longer live performance in front of family and friends.


This course requires you to study some texts and monologues at home, giving you the opportunity to focus on your acting during class.


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James Hogg

James trained as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

He has been working around the world for fifteen years, including work in London's West End

(The Misanthrope) and with the National Theatre (A Midsummer Night's Dream).

Since moving to Gothenburg, James has been working extensively as a drama teacher and voiceover artist, including work for the Discovery Channel and Dreamworks. 



Christa has extensive experience in theatre, film, singing and voice over work in Sweden and the United Kingdom and maked her debut with GEST playing ME in Do You Understand Me?


Christa was born in South Africa and raised in Namibia, before moving to London to study at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University London. During her 14 years in London, she performed on various stages throughout London and starred in short films that were screened at film festivals like the Liverpool Biennial and the Raindance Film Festival

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Gary is an actor, director and Joint Artistic Director of GEST.

His theatre credits include: leading roles in London's West End, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court, Royal Exchange, West Yorkshire Playhouse, National Theatre Studio and Out of Joint. 

His film credits include; the multi award-winning The Arbor, Melancholia, The Red Riding Trilogy, The Gathering. TV credits include Wire in the Blood, Vincent, Waterloo Road, Sunday, In Deep, The Vice, three series of The First of the Summer Wine for BBC. For Swedish TV Sommar 85, Fallet, Isprinsessan and 183 Dagar. He is the voice of Magnus Fink in the Netflix series Rescue Riders.