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#9sTakeover - Stand-Up for Beginners Workshop

  • The NINES 133 Copeland Road London, England, SE15 3SN United Kingdom (map)


This workshop is for everyone who has ever thought ‘I’d love to have a go at Stand-Up.’ 


Through games and exercises we’ll explore how to maximise your physicality, be confident, communicate effectively with the audience, and how to be and present yourself on stage.

You’ll have written something and performed in front of a group by the end of the workshop, and will leave invigorated, excited and feeling very funny indeed. 

About the teacher: 

Naomi Paxton is a performer and researcher, and has appeared in the West End and on tour in the UK and Internationally. She’s been part of comedy sketch groups live and on the radio, and since 2008 has been performing a comedy/magic character called Ada Campe. Ada and Naomi have gigged on small and large stages at comedy, cabaret and magic shows across the UK, and are currently working on Ada's upcoming Edinburgh show for 2017, ‘Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck.’ Naomi's doctoral research, completed in 2015 at the University of Manchester, explored the contribution of theatre professionals to the suffrage campaign. She regularly speaks about her research on BBC Radio and at a variety of events and festivals, and was one of the AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers in 2014-15. She can also juggle and fire eat, and is currently learning to play the spoons. Naomi is an Associate Artist of feminist production hub Scary Little Girls, edited The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays (2013), and has contributed to two recent books about women in comedy, The What the Frock! Book of Funny Women (2015) and Stand Up & Sock It To Them Sister (2016). For