The Actors' Space Brighton

A weekly session for experienced actors where we can work on text, have fun, meet other like-minded souls and do what we love.


Weekly Sessions

Starting date

Friday 21st January 7.30pm


6 weeks




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This space is for you if you are an experienced actor who would like to get together once a week with other like-minded theatre souls and just have fun doing what you love!

Maybe you put your acting career on hold to have your children. Maybe, when you left drama school, life took you in a different direction, or maybe you just wanted to take a sabbatical for a while and explore other creative avenues. Whatever your reasons, we’d love you to join us as you reconnect with characters, text and storytelling in a fun, friendly, no-pressure environment.


The Actors’ Space is run by writer, director, teacher and actor, Brendan Murray, who has 35 years’ experience teaching at some of London’s top drama schools, and Jude Schweppe (a former student of Brendan’s!) who took a break from acting when she had her first son, Ollie. Jude is also a writer, creative coach and creative entrepreneur.

Our aim is to create a space where we can have fun, work on a set text, brush up on our skills (which for some of us might be a bit rusty!) and remember what it feels like to do what we love.


We rehearse in The Loft at Little Dippers - a bright, airy studio space in the heart of Brighton about ten minutes walk from the station.

Address: The Loft at Little Dippers, 40-42 Upper Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 4AN.

Start Date: Friday 21st January.

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

About Brendan and Jude.

Brendan has been teaching drama since 1987 and was a member of staff at Drama Studio London from 1995 – 2019. During his time at DSL he served as Co-Artistic Director, Director of both the one and two-year diploma courses, a personal tutor, sight-reading teacher and director of Chekhov, Restoration, 19th Century Comedy, Shakespeare, Ensemble, Graduation and West End Showcase productions.

He was Artistic Director at the Oxfordshire Theatre Company and a regular director for Sheringham Little Theatre, and, most recently, directed New Labour as part of Italia Conti’s BA Graduation Season.

In his own words ‘One of the things I love about theatre is its collaborative nature and the inter-action between artists from different disciplines. Accordingly, as with my writing, I have no signature style but seek to respond to the particular needs, demands, challenges and possibilities of each text, company and audience I work with. Whatever else I am, I am not an auteur.’

Jude trained at Drama Studio London, graduating in 2001.
Her graduation show, Dancing at Lughnasa, was directed by Brendan and remains one of the most joyful rehearsal processes she can remember. When the time came to get back in the saddle (as it were) after a 7 year absence, Jude immediately thought of Brendan and, over a bowl of homemade soup and a glass of ginger beer, persuaded him to help her get back on the horse!

Jude is also a creative coach and passionately believes in the importance of nurturing the creative soul. We are living in challenging times, and the arts have never been more important in fostering that all-important connection that we seek and need as human beings, and in helping us to make sense of this crazy business called life.

In her own words ‘I have always been happiest in the rehearsal room - playing, exploring, telling stories and learning more about myself with each character I study. Parenting and providing for my two beautiful boys has taken up so much of my time in recent years, but now that the youngest is finally toddling about causing chaos and mayhem, I am giving myself permission to return to ‘Jude.’ I can’t wait to see what unfolds.

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