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Beyond the Script: An Immersive Acting Odyssey with Doug Cockle

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Get ready for an extraordinary experience as we invite you to join us in an immersive workshop led by none other than Doug Cockle! Known for his iconic portrayal of Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher series and the upcoming Netflix animation, The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep.


Doug brings his wealth of expertise in video game voice overs and a plethora of accolades to guide you through an unforgettable journey into the heart of voice acting in this INTENSIVE Weekend Workshop.


Meet Doug Cockle:

Doug has been a professional actor for over 25 years. He has worked on stage, in television and film, radio, corporate video and in voiceovers in both the USA and UK. He also has extensive experience working as a voice actor in video games. Most notably Doug has voiced the character of Geralt of River in the video game series The Witcher since 2005; A role for which he was nominated for multiple awards including a BAFTA and for which he won the NAVGTR and Golden Joystick Awards. Doug is also a professional acting teacher and has taught acting at numerous UK universities and drama schools including Rose Bruford, RCSSD, East 15 Acting School and Exeter University. From 2005 to 2017 he was the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Acting course at Arts University Bournemouth.

This year at GYGO London 2024 Doug will be providing an intensive two day masterclass in Acting, focussing on truthful performance, spontaneity, imaginative response and using the self as the basis for character creation. Working with a small group of actors during the GYGO event Doug will work to help each performer develop their use of themself in performance, create character through action, and find their most truthful expression of character in an imaginary circumstance.



Throughout this INTENSIVE workshop, expect to:


Infuse Emotions Authentically: Connect with audiences by bringing genuine emotions to the characters you breathe life into. Ignite your creative spark! Engage in exercises to unleash the power of your imagination.


Craft Layered Performances: Understand character psychology and motivations, moving beyond superficial traits to create multi-dimensional portrayals. Master the art of instinctive and authentic reactions in the heat of the moment. Embrace spontaneity to infuse vitality into your character portrayals.


Back to Basics with Acting Fundamentals: Revisit core acting principles, reinforcing techniques that strengthen your performance skills from the ground up. Explore character depths beyond surface traits. Understand motivations, fears, and desires to craft layered performances that resonate with audiences.


Master Dynamic Scene Reactivity with Script Work: Adapt dynamically to in-game scenarios while maintaining character consistency for immersive experiences. Learn to respond naturally and convincingly within various scene contexts.Connect on a deeper level with players by bringing authentic feelings to the characters you portray.


Elevate Vocal Variety Skills: Elevate your vocal skills to create a diverse array of characters. Explore nuances like pacing, rhythm, and tone to craft memorable character distinctions.


Engage in Collaborative Storytelling: Understand the collaborative nature of voice acting. Effectively collaborate with developers to weave your character seamlessly into the game’s narrative tapestry.


Date: April 20th to 21st 2024

Time: 10am to 5pm UK




Price: £785 (Non-Members) | £550 (Members)


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BONUS: By purchasing a ticket to this amazing INTENSIVE Weekend Workshop you will unlock your FREE PASS to the full day GET YOUR GAME ON London 2024 conference on Friday April 19th 2024.




This workshop will equip you with a treasure trove of knowledge and techniques essential for excelling in the intricate art of voice acting.


With Doug Cockle’s guidance and your newfound skills, you will step into the world of voice acting with renewed confidence and expertise.


Join Doug as you reshape the gaming landscape by infusing characters with authenticity, emotional depth, and immersive experiences!


Limited spots available! 


Secure your spot now and redefine your voice acting skills in this exciting world of gaming!



April 20, 2024 10:00 am - April 21, 2024 5:00 pm(GMT+01:00)

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