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Charles Verrall

I am an acting and public speaking coach, writer and director. I originally trained as a scientist at Oxford and have had a career encompassing theatre, films, television, books, business and sport. I am able to bring this unusual breadth of experience to my work and my aim in my teaching is to demystify matters, make them accessible and release people’s talents.

I was for many years co-director of London’s Anna Scher Theatre and have written and directed numerous stage plays and a musical: most recently The Moment That Lasts For Ever which ran at the Union Theatre, London in 2001.

For television I co-wrote and directed the musical Ain’t Many Angels and have contributed devised material and sketches to many comedy shows. I also wrote the lyrics for the TV theme We Are What’s in Our Dreams and, in 1998, appeared as an actor in the BBC comedy series Operation Good Guys. In 2005 I was dialogue coach and appeared as an actor in the feature film Halal Harry.

As an author I have written best-selling drama textbooks, most notably the classic 100+ Ideas for Drama, which has sold in excess of 100,000 copies worldwide. I have developed the use of improvisation in the teaching of acting and had a pivotal role in the development of many actors, writers, directors and singers.

In recent years I have also had a successful business career and have been a successful master athlete, competing at world championship level and winning British Veterans’ Athletics championships national titles. I was until recently chairman of London Heathside AC.


100+ Ideas for Drama
Another 100+ Ideas for Drama
Still from Moment Lasts Forever
  Halal Harry at Film Festival
    Charles Verrall cross country



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