Hedley is a master of his art. TELEGRAPH
Hilarious master of mime is at his peak. GUARDIAN
Hedley has been hailed as Britain’s top mime artist – and rightly so. The surprise element in his humour soon established a rapport with the audience, and it was not long before they were rocking with laughter. EXPRESS
A celebrated artist who has entertained audiences in England and abroad with his own brand of humour, will appeal to all regardless of age. TIMES
In the tradition of Chaplin and Marceau, but by all accounts like neither, he is unique. With his magic of gesture and expert mimicry he is not content to just recreate the world, he goes further. He is remarkable. OUEST FRANCE
Adrian Hedley teaches drama, physical theatre skills (mime, masks, movement), improvisation, devising-writing and television presenting and production techniques.
He regularly runs workshops and residencies for primary and secondary schools and youth theatre groups throughout the U.K.
He has run his own courses, week-end workshops, and week long residencies for Bristol YOPS, Sussex Youth Theatre, Summer Schools, School Residencies – 3 wks residency in Middlesborough Schools, INTER-ACTION, SHAPE – Luton Youth Club, Dartmoor Prison, Glenthorne Youth Treatment Centre.
He has directed and taught at the leading accredited drama schools: RADA, MOUNTVIEW, CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH & DRAMA, DRAMA CENTRE, DRAMA STUDIO, WEBBER-DOUGLAS, ALRA and THE ACTORS INSTITUTE.
At Webber-Douglas he set up and directed a TV production course, in conjunction with Channel 4, for the cult youth series CLUB X.
At Drama Studio he devised and directed a TV production course, in which students were taken “hands-on” through the complete production process, from scripting to performance, from shooting to the edit.
He was Drama & Impro teacher at INTERCHANGE, LONDON, for several years and directed their Summer Courses in London and Newcastle. On the panel for WAC Physical Theatre Degree Course Proposals.
He was a producer/facilitator at YCTV, co-ordinating their video production for students.
He set up a series of drama workshops at Harlesden Primary School, London. The workshops led to the production of a film, HANDS OFF, which has subsequently been shown several times on Channel 4.
He ran a series of drama workshops in schools throughout London for ITV’s BAFTA nominated series, THE INVESTIGATORS.
He set up and directed the ‘fringe theatre’ course at Webber-Douglas which encompassed group devising & writing techniques leading to performance.
He directed a television production course with young people and “new” comedians, in conjunction with Channel 4 Youth programmes, for the drama strand on the television series, CLUB X.
He also directed the Writer’s Course at Guildford School of Acting and Creating Your Own Show at The Actors Institute.
He has directed drama workshops for the following courses and Festivals:
Denbigh Summer School
Bangor Summer School
Omagh Arts Festival
Everyman Theatre Festival
British Theatre Association Summer School
Cleveland Education Authority Residency in Middlesborough Secondary Schools
Sherman Theatre Festival
Harlech Summer School
Centre Culturel de Rennes, Normandy & Brittany