Congratulations! You’ve found Ludovico Studio!

Situated in Pyramid & Parr Hall, we’ll be conducting weekly adult acting classes designed to elevate and empower a brand new acting community in Warrington.

Our aim? We want to raise the standard of actors in and around Warrington, with a core focus on ‘Stanislavski’s System’, stagecraft, on-camera technique, improvisation, and industry know-how.

Our long-term aim is to provide creative opportunities for Ludovico students, via short-film projects and theatre production for actors who may not have direct access to industry in Manchester and London. 

And we’re not only looking for actors with previous experience, but also passionate people who just want to give it a go. We’re open to adults of any age whether you’re 16, or 60!

In fact our only requirements are commitment, an open mind and enthusiasm.  


Your teacher? 

Actor and fellow Warringtonian Darren Jeffries began his own career at the age of 15, after a performance on stage at Warrington’s Parr Hall led him to his first acting role in Channel 4’s ‘Hollyoaks’. 

As prominent cast member Sam ‘OB’ O’Brien, he remained on the show for a further ten years, leaving the show in 2007 to pursue other projects.

After relocating to London he established himself as a television presenter, hosting ‘Freshly Squeezed’ for Channel 4, ‘The Vs Chart’ for 4Music, ‘Text Santa’ for ITV, ‘The Soap Awards After-Show’ for ITV2, and The Gadget Show for Channel 5.

After five years, he decided to continue his acting career, moving back to Warrington as a result. He returned to Hollyoaks in 2016/2017, soon followed by a guest role in BBC1’s ‘Doctors’. He has performed on stage at various theatres across the country, including HOME and 53two in Manchester, The Bolton Octagon, and Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax.   

Darren has also continued to pass on his own industry experience during this time, teaching acting professionals and beginners throughout Manchester, Liverpool, Wilmslow, Preston and Bolton.

Darren’s classes are always interesting, educational and lots of fun! He is an excellent tutor and I always look forward to his lessons  – Sandra 

I thoroughly enjoy Darren’s classes and his lessons are extremely beneficial. He is friendly and approachable, and the way he teaches drama is easy to follow and fun. I highly recommend him as an acting tutor.  – Tom

As a mature student I found Darren’s method of teaching to be invaluable. He explains everything in an understandable way so it is much easier to put into practice, and subjects I have tried to grasp before all fell into place. His own acting experiences make him a great and interesting teacher. – Linda

The details? Our current acting course is now full, but we are now taking bookings for our next course which will take place over eight weeks commencing January 2019.

Classes are two hours max and take place in Pyramid, Warrington Town Centre on Wednesday evenings, (7pm-9pm).

We also offer a FREE Career Construction session before every class where Darren will offer industry advice and mentoring (6:30pm-7pm).

Classes are £20 per session, and to ensure a consistent learning experience for everyone involved, all learners are required to commit to the full eight weeks. We also provide special packages for young students and seniors. 

If you’d like to meet Darren and the rest of the Ludovico team to find out what our eight-week course entails, simply fill in the section below with your name and email plus any additional information about yourself, and we’ll send over all the information you’ll need!