Andy Cryer

Visiting Acting Lecturer

Andy Cryer


Job Title: Visiting Acting Lecturer

Courses Taught: BA (Hons) Acting, BA (Hons) Actor Musician

Specialisms: Acting Technique, Shakespeare, Directing, Film, TV & Radio

Andy is from Scarborough, North Yorkshire. He studied at Harrogate College of Arts and Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has been a professional Actor for over 30 years, performing seasons for the RSC, The Globe, National Theatre, Royal Court & the country’s leading Repertory Theatres. He has worked regularly in Film, TV & Radio.

Andy has been associated with Northern Broadsides Theatre Company for most of their 25 Year history. Starting as a young actor playing the role of Puck in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, to becoming an Associate Artist & working as Assistant Director alongside Barrie Rutter (founder & Artistic Director) and with Conrad Nelson (Associate Director). Andy was part of the company’s award-winning production of ‘Othello’. A joint production with the West Yorkshire Playhouse, starring Lenny Henry in the title role. The production toured nationally before transferring to the West End.

Other career highlights include playing the role of Eric Morecambe in the National tour of the Olivier award winning best comedy ‘The Play What I Wrote’. Playing Caesar in ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ at the International Theatre of Ideas in the USA, as well as a Royal Performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Thailand. Andy has worked regularly at his hometown theatre in Scarborough, The Stephen Joseph Theatre. He has been part of Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s Company performing in Alan’s revivals of ‘Season’s Greetings’ & ‘Henceforward’ and the World Premieres of ‘The Karaoke Theatre Company’, ‘Consuming Passions’ & ‘The Divide’.

Throughout his career Andy has been interested and involved in teaching drama. He worked closely with the Education Department during his time with the RSC and was responsible for devising and running workshops for many of Northern Broadsides productions. He was one of the founding teachers of the Actors Workshop in Bristol where he still tutors regularly. The Workshop is now into its 15th successful year.

Andy is looking forward to sharing his experience and advice from 30 years of being a professional Actor to the next generation of performers.

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