It is a genuine pleasure to have the privilige to attend The Carwright Drama Studio and be coached by the man who
wrote such wonderfull
plays, and who is without doubt one of our greatest living playwrites. Whose work I studied for my LAMDA exams. never thinking I would one day be part
of his drama group. Jim makes Drama fun, and his infectuous enthusiasm, knowledge,and and skill gives all who attend the confidence to bring out the
best in themselves. Exciting projects are underway in 2017, and all of us in the group in the group are really buzzing. D. M.....Chorley
"Sunday morning drag myself out of bed, drive down the motorway to Chorley clears my head. Jim Cartwrights acting class I'm bound. The best acting experience around." D. J......Chorley
"I decided to take myself serious as an actor after 20 years in showbiz all singing all dancing at Haven Butlins Centre Stage. Going to Cartwright Manchester Drama working with Jim Cartwright Co-writing acting directing with passion and pure imagination is without any hesitation the best decision I've ever made. Thanks for having me and making me feel part of the team." J. H....Manchester
"I still have to pinch myself that my new actor coach and mentor is the mighty Jim Cartwright. Since going to these classes with Jim, it has reignited that fire in my belly for this weird and wonderful performer game we play. Jim has such an incredible imagination and has stripped acting right back to the basics; the basic stuff we did many moons ago but have either lost the spark for, or become lazy over the years and skipped those instincts and skills. Such a wonderful, motivated environment to study, along with lovely people. Thanks Jim, for giving us all hope, focus, and for helping me re-discover the actor talent that I felt was starting to fade, around a busy real life!" J. H. ....Manchester
"The classes are great for empowering us as actors, not only for the opportunity to work with Jim, but because we are encouraged and guided to create and then perform our own work in front of industry professionals. " K. G....Manchester
"Being taught acting by Jim Cartwright is a privilege and a pleasure. He's a warm, positive, encouraging teacher, backed up with all theknowledge, skill and vision you'd expect from someone with his credentials. I always think there's a top down effect in any group, and thanks to Jim's supportive, friendly teaching, I come to a class full of supportive, friendly actors, where it's always a joy to work. Jim's approach builds you up and gives you confidence, as well as the skills, knowledge and motivation you need to get out there and a build a great acting career." J. B....Chorley
Jim Cartwright's workshops are amazing! Warm and welcoming, innovative, inspiring and an oasis of the imagination! Everyone is encouraged to develop their creativity through exploration of performance and the crafting of their ideas into words, in a collaborative environment, in which to be included is a joy and a blessing! The scope of all the elements and techniques covered - theatre and film- voice, mime, improvisation (the list is considerable ....) is comprehensive and confidence enhancing to players at all stages of their careers. To be stimulated and nurtured by a gifted man of such calibre- not just in writing (which is internationally renown) but in his understanding of many aspects of the industry, is incredible- not least because this all occurs in such friendly, heart-warming, supportive surroundings, which Jim naturally fosters. Quality is pursued and success results! I have to keep pinching myself that I'm on board with such an accomplished captain and his thoroughly trusty 'warrior' crew.
Thank you Jim you're an inspiration and thank you Angela for your initial encouragement too! D. L. ...Chorley
"It is both a privilege and a pleasure to attend the classes of Jim Cartwright. His experience is second to none as a writer, director and indeed an actor. The list of people he has worked with reads like a veritable Who's Who of modern television and theatre and yet he takes drama classes in little old Chorley. A real man of the people. " R. L...Chorley
"As soon as I walked into the class I knew that I had joined something special. Everyone helps one another be their best and there is a tremendous sense of camaraderie. Jim fosters a great work ethic and encourages you to think outside your comfort zone and not to be scared about challenging yourself. I cannot recommend the school enough." S. C....Chorley
"I have been going to Jim's classes for just over a year now. Not only has he rekindled my love of writing but he has helped my confidence grow.
He is so supportive and has fostered a really caring and nurturing environment where everyone feels safe to experiment.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the classes to anyone, whether an absolute beginner or more seasoned professional." S. K......Chorley
"I find Jim's classes the most wonderful of environments; it really is like being part of a family. I’ve never lost my passion for acting but somewhere along the way I lost the belief in myself as an Actor. Jim has really given me that back and I know believe in myself again. Jim himself is a true inspiration his enthusiasm is infectious and intoxicating. Jim is so generous with his spirit his time, he truly cares about his student and wants nothing more than to see them succeed. I am much honored to consider him one of my friends and mentors." J. N....Chorley
“The Cartwright Drama Studio is one of the best things that’s happened to my career to date: I’ve been working with Jim for a year now and in that time I have grown as an actor, but also as a writer. Jim has given me the confidence to realise that anything is possible with hard work, imagination and the support of a great community of likeminded people…and that’s exactly what the studio is - a community of fantastic people. One of the best things about the group is that not everyone has a professional background, and the mixture of people is exciting and invigorating with a constant atmosphere of determination and hope. In such a short time I’ve been privileged to have taken part in two agent showcases with material that I’VE written, I’ve been signed to his now flourishing agency Cartwright Higgins Management, and we’re also about to embark on Jim’s landmark project “The Cartwright Cabaret” where we will again present to industry connections in a few weeks time. If you’d have told me all of this would have happened 12 months ago, it would have been hard to believe. Who knows what the future will bring?” S. C....Chorley
Just do it! Don’t think about joining, join. It’s fun and exciting but most of all these classes challenge your own individual creativity, so it becomes unique.
"Walking into a room with such an established, successful playwright, was, at the very least, a tad daunting. As the nerves eased over the weeks, I feel blessed to say I saw an explosion of creativity. This was no ordinary acting class. Over twenty different intricate, fun, hurt, mad, sensitive characters emerged. And somehow, after four years out of acting, I wrote a monologue. And I was proud of it. And it meant something to me. And my mindset changed. And my belief in myself changed. And now my piece is a two person immersive theatre piece that has been requested to show at an event in London. Jim doesn't just teach acting techniques. He lets you into his secret, of how your success is in your hands." E. B....Chorley
"I love Jim's classes. My fellow actors are so full of character they're amazing and working with Jim's scripts and his direction is inspirational not just for the acting but for our writing too. I think his approach and the content of the classes is unique, I've certainly never done anything like it before." R. E....Chorley
"I haven't any professional training before. So to get the opportunity to work with Jim and be a part of his class every Saturday it has been absolutely amazing! To go back to basics of using our imagination and playing make belief in order to find new, fresh and original characters it has been so much fun! Such a lovely atmosphere every week with people who look after each other and want each other to reach that next level as performers. Because im quite conscious person, this class is helping me come out of my shell more and more every week as an actor. Jim is an absolutely lovely man, so down to earth and encouraging. I could not have made a better decision joining this class. Everyone is exceptionally talented and I really want to work with them all at some point in the future! Thanks so much for taking me on! I would definitely recommend others to take on this class! I'm now thoroughly looking forward to seeing everyone blossom at the showcase! Thanks again Jim!" R. C....Manchester
"Jim Cartwright’s classes are the most unique approach to exploring the art of acting and drama I have experienced. I have found them challenging, creative and been taken through some truly original techniques to activate the imagination. There is great camaraderie with the students and the kinship felt makes us so much more than a drama class." D.D....Chorley
"Through Jim's positive advice and gentle encouragement, my confidence has increased significantly, helping me to believe in myself. Classes have far exceeded my expectations and it is a privilege to work alongside playwright royalty. " J. B....Chorley
'Going to Cartwright's drama studio was the best decision I ever made. Not only is Jim encouraging supportive and inspirational in performing but also in writing our own monologues.' S.D...Manchester
"I joined Jim's Drama Studio having taken a year off from acting classes due to professional commitments. I realised I missed the training and acting lessons, which are so important to constantly improve and evolve as an actor so I decided to join Jim's classes. I'm so glad I did. Each week I'm filled with confidence and hope that I can make my living as a professional actor. Morevoer, the skills I have learned, I've already managed to put to use in professional productions. I'm looking forward to further developing my acting ability under Jim's tutelage and I'm loving working each week with such a talented group of actors. Money definitely well spent!" A. P....Manchester
"I stumbled by happen chance on Jim Cartwright classes. I had no previous understanding
of the application of drama. Not a clue what all the vocal warm ups were about and not to mention my lack of knowledge of the arts. 2 years on I look back at my naivity and in awe of Jim and
Tracy who showed me the way to unlock my potential, to be more confident, to be more knowledgeable, to be a better version of me. Jim and Tracy have a natural genuine ability to ensure you
flourish, develop new ideas and put action to plans. Unique and brilliance springs to mind. I always felt supported and equal regarding my newness to drama. Classes with Jim and Tracy rock.
Filled with unity and a strong bond of friendship within the class group. Great value and respect is paramount and the general consensus of the group. For me the most important part of Jim and
Tracy's class is the nurture and fun with a capital F. Many laughter tears have rained. I am so glad i happen chanced upon the class. I am thankful to Jim and Tracy. I believe today that I can
stand on a stage and words will come out, because 2 special people chose to believed in me.
Thank you Jim and Tracy for all you do." S.K....Chorley