Due to the faculty of continually working actors, ICAT benefits from ongoing support from a number of outstanding companies and individuals. Students have been invited for 2 day training camps at the Royal Shakespeare Company, had exclusive workshops with Cicely Berry plus backstage tours at the RSC and Shakespeare’s Globe and spent days on set appearing in Drama Premiers for ITV. They are regularly in the room with notable artists learning directly from their experience. We wish to extend our thanks to every company and individual that has offered their time and expertise.

Mike Alfreds: Advisor

Mike Alfreds

Director | Author

ICAT has created a wonderful opportunity for people to receive first class serious training to accommodate their needs and schedules. The standard of teaching is of the highest. Mike Alfreds, Director and Author of Different Every Night

Described by Sir Ian Mckellen as one of the best three directors in the country, Mike Alfreds is a true master of the ensemble. Born in London, Mike trained in the USA and Israel before beginning work at MGM studios in Los Angeles. During his illustrious career, he founded the world famous ‘Shared Experience’ theatre company, was an associate director at the Royal National Theatre and has directed at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe amongst many other places. His excellent books ‘Different Every Night’ and ‘Then What Happens’ are hugely recommended for actors and directors alike.

The finest book on acting ever written. Each page, each paragraph is loaded with gems from a master director/teacher/coach. It should be required reading in every theatre educational institution. Gordon Goede

They are on sale at all good bookstores and via Amazon. Mike is a course adviser at ICAT and his principles form the core of our training.

Gregory Doran: Advisor

Gregory Doran

Artistic Director: RSC

Greg is the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He was raised in Lancashire and trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic theatre school. Having acted In television, he became a member of the RSC, first as an actor then as an assistant director. He took over from Michael Boyd as artistic director in 2012.

His career highlights include Macbeth starring Sir Antony Sher, Alls Well that Ends Well starring Dame Judi Dench, Hamlet with David Tennant and Patrick Stewart, Richard 2nd starring David Tennant and the goundbreaking motion capture production of The Tempest starring Simon Russell Beale.