Antony Edridge was a valuable resource in my role as Head of Performing Arts at The Eastwood School, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. I employed Antony's services on many occasions: as a guest director for our GCSE performance examinations (for two years); as a tutor for our Gifted and Talented Master Classes (three sessions); as a relief teacher during staff absences. In all of these circumstances Antony's professional experience and attitude provided quality outcomes. He had an excellent rapport with the students; his easy-going nature immediately set the students at ease and enabled quality work to take place within the limited time-frame that was available.
I have no hesitation in recommending Antony's services and would be more than willing to provide further commentary should that be required.
Richard Foster, Head of Creative Arts, The Gateway Academy
As a member of the Arts Development Team at Southend Borough Council Tony worked extensively on Shakespeare workshops for 8 -18 year olds. As a facilitator and teacher Tony is very patient and clear and his own ability as a versatile and engaging actor along with his love and appreciation of Shakespeare make his approach to the text both fun and inspiring. Tony is able to communicate well on all levels and has enthused young people of all abilities in the work of Shakespeare.
I had a few lessons with Tony. They were pleasurable, relaxed and encouraging. Over the course of the lessons I learned to have more confidence in what I was doing. He gave me some great scenes and speeches to work on that were suitable for me. He taught me how to structure the scenes and to be a more thoughtful actor while making me feel comfortable with what I was doing and also what I was trying to achieve.
Jake Samuels, Dirty Dancing Company 2009-10
Tony Edridge is an outstanding tutor. Clear and concise in his approach, he has the ability to leave you feeling confident and relaxed.
He listens, offers advice and guides your way through the most difficult of pieces, helping you make complete sense of what you are doing, and making the right choices for yourself as an actor.
I went to Tony really unsure of myself as an actress, I came away knowing that I wanted to make acting my career.
Experience and knowledge are only 2 of the key ingredients that make up a good acting tutor. Willingness to give you the time to get things right and achieve something great from your sessions, dedication to his clients and passion in what he does are the other ingredients. This is the mixture that Tony Edridge offers, making him the best acting tutor out there.'
Rachel Ensor, Dirty Dancing Company 2009-11
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