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The Club

We are a collective of creatives who meet weekly to develop our skills and challenge each other in an effort to create new work. Each member of the group can opt to lead a workshop on any topic they choose, with any structure they wish to explore. Within this structure, our members are constantly rotating roles within the group, provided with the opportunity to experiment in safe space, where making mistakes and learning from them is accepted, where it is encouraged and where it is inevitable. Learning from our experiments, we have built and developed methods of generating ideas that help us work towards our goals.

Workshops vary from week to week. In the past, we have explored topics such as: Meisner; short form and long form improvisation for the generation and development of short sketches, films or plays; writing under time pressure; story telling through physical theatre; and stage combat, just to name a few. Workshops can be stand alone in purpose, or be a means to an end product.

To find out more about Monday Club, please email info@mondayclub.co.uk

About Us

James Bailey

Artistic Director

James graduated from LAMDA in 2013, and is known for playing world-renowned snooker player, Jimmy White, in BBC iPlayer’s, The Rack Pack (Brian Welsh). His television credits include Dr Who (Daniel Nettheim) and Downton Abbey (David Evans), and he is the voice of Yan in PS4 game, Horizon Zero Dawn.

Before LAMDA, James read Archaeology and Anthropology at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he became active in the Oxford drama scene.

James founded Monday Club in 2014 in an effort to build a community of creatives who could inspire and challenge one another. He is passionate about giving opportunities for new work to be seen, and is keen to meet and introduce people of like minds to one another.

James also teaches acting, privately, and is currently training as a stage combat teacher with the BADC.

Charlotte Whitaker

Company Director

Charlotte is an actress and producer originally from Yorkshire who trained at the ArtsEd School of Acting. Her credits as a performer include MEAT (Theatre503); Sonnet Walk directed by Mark Rylance (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest (Arts Theatre); Trap Doors (Team Angelica/Bush Theatre); Les Misérables (Bradford Alhambra); The Merchant of Venice (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Smoking in the Boys’ Room (Theatre503); Prince of Thebes/Oedipus/Antigone (The Scoop); The Meeting (Pleasance Islington/ Edinburgh) and Stumped (Southwark Playhouse). 

She previously co-founded ‘Play the Fool’ Theatre Company which performed their first production ‘Smoking in the Boys Room’ at Theatre503.

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