*Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to postpone Jack Ryders Masterclass in Audition and Self Tape Technique, and we will be in touch when a new date has been confirmed. In the meantime, you will remain on the bookings list, Thank you for your patience.*

Masterclass Details and Booking Options

This session offers the opportunity to work together and talk about audition preparation. You will learn how to take direction in an audition; discuss how to enhance your performance including appropriate look/dress and tackle any concerns about learning lines or making mistakes. We will also explore the key elements that make up a successful self-tape. Areas to think about will include your environment, where to focus your eye-line; framing: lighting/background; dress/look.

Please email to register your interest.

Registering your interest does not guarantee you a space on the course. A member of the team will be in touch to confirm whether you have a place in due course sometime during the week beginning 22nd August.

Please note, if you have already emailed Bonny’s account to register your interest that is fine – we will receive these emails as members of the team are still monitoring her inbox.

Jack Ryder’s Biography  

I began acting at the age of 16 and have worked full time in this industry for over 20 years. As a self taught actor I have learned everything I know from the jobs I have had and built a repertoire of techniques and skills that I have carried with me into my directing work. For the last 15 years I have been directing for theatre and screen alongside my acting career which has furthered my insight and understanding of the many aspects to this type of work.


Television Credits: Jamie Mitchell in EastEnders (BBC); In The Club (BBC); Holby City (BBC); Henry V (BBC); M.I.T (ITV); Silent Witness (BBC).

Theatre Credits: The Play What I Wrote (dir. Kenneth Branagh, written by Hamish McColl and Sean Foley); The Safari Party (dir. David Taylor, written by Tim Firth); Single Spies (dir. Christopher Luscombe, written by Alan Bennett); Romeo and Juliet (dir. Michael Bogdanov); Calendar Girls (dir. Hamish McColl, written by Tim Firth); Plenty (dir.Thea Sharrock, written by David Hare).

Film Credits: The Boy In Darkness (BBC); Popcorn (dir. Darren Fisher).

Voice Over Credits: The Archers (BBC Radio 4); The Last Story (Nintendo Wii).


Musical Theatre Credits: The Band (director) which became the fastest selling tour of all time before transferring to Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End London and Theater des Westens, Berlin Germany; The Girls (Associate Director) Phoenix Theatre, West End London).

Play Credits: The Full Monty (director, UK Tour & Associate Director) Lyceum Theatre Sheffield/Noël Coward Theatre West End London; Calendar Girls (Director, UK Tour).

Film & TV credits: Casualty (BBC); Dog; Act of Memory (Sky Arts)

Writing Film & TV credits: Dog; Act of Memory (Sky Arts)


Workshops supported by Arts Council England, Barings, City Bridge Trust, London Catalyst Samaritan Fund, M&G, National Lottery Community Fund, Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust, Swire Charitable Trust, Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund and those who generously supported our Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021 campaign.