£65 – £85

Musical Comedy Workshop with Kate Lucas and We Are Funny Project

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Farr's School of Dancing

17 - 19 Dalston Lane

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E8 3DF

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The "Early Bird" price for this workshop is £65, available until October 2nd, includes a pub meal and drink.

Students are guaranteed stage time with the We Are Funny Project so that lessons can be applied.

Award winning musical comedian Kate Lucas is known for her razor sharp and deliciously dark songs. She combines catchy melodies with original lyrics to showcase her playfully bitter musings on life. Audiences have come to expect examples of what not to say and how not to behave from this gloriously talented young comic.

‘A true musical genius’ | Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

In 2014, Kate took home the title for the prestigious Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year and her performances since have been met with huge critical acclaim.

Naturally, singers, and a whole range of instruments, are welcomed, the principles taught are universal.

The Workshop will feature:

- A look through examples of musical comedy and varying styles
- Improvisation games to get students thinking on their feet
- Group tasks examining the relationship between style and tone
- Feedback on the group tasks
- A look at some of the different approaches to song-writing
- A final task which can be done in small groups, or individually, will be to write your own song (This can be completely original or if you would prefer can be changing the words to an existing song) and present it to the group.
- Exercises designed to warm up voices and get everyone loosened up
- Feedback on each song.

The "Late Booker" price jumps to £85 from 6pm October 2nd.

Alfie Noakes will happily have a drink with students after the event and answer questions on he London comedy scene, where he feels qualified to answer.

Comments from Former Students

Mike Sheldon This was a really useful workshop, I came away with a notebook full of pointers, a new song and a whole bunch of ideas, thanks!


Will Newell Really useful workshop - thank you all. Great intro into the world of musical comedy with lots of references, feedback and techniques to take away.

Jonathan Salisbury A thoroughly enjoyable workshop where we learned a number of different techniques, styles and writing structures; thus all the types of varied musical comedy personas. The group activities were fun and involved a bit of improv. I made some useful notes and learned of a few well known acts to research. Thumbs up to everyone and I look forward to seeing you all perform on the circuit!

Steve Rawlings The course was excellent. I went as someone who wanted to learn the process of how to write narrative comedy songs in opposed to the sort of thing I normally write. Kate Lucas was able to detail a comprehensive range of techniques and relate them to both her work, and other people’s work. I was lucky enough to be the least funny and the least clever in the room, and so I got to witness lots of examples of other people creating narrative comedy songs. I came away with the insight that I had sought, and with some new ideas for techniques that are already transferable to the genre I do now, and some that may not be, but I want to explore them further.



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