"If you want to know about acting Andy Pope is the person to go to, Andy is my first port of call. Working with Andy has always been invaluable in helping many of my projects reach their full potential" -

Lawrence Gough - Director - Salvage, Misfits, Doctor Who, Hollyoaks, Endeavour, The Aliens.



"Andy helped me enormously with pre txt study on the Glasgow Citizens/HOME Manchester co production of Becketts' Endgame.He has a passion for the Meisner technique and a great insight into what the individual actor requires to become closer to himself as a performer and makes it good fun whilst doing so! Good luck."

Chris Gascoyne - Actor - Coronation Street, New Street Law, My Last Five Girlfriends, Soldier Soldier, The Locksmith. Theatre : Frankie And Johnny At The Clair De Lune (Bolton Octagon); The Rib Cage (Manchester Royal Exchange); Bluebird (Royal Court Theatre) and The Changing Room (London Duke of York); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Birmingham Rep) and Endgame (Glasgow Citizens Theatre/Home Manchester).


"I've had the pleasure of working with Andy on many projects from tv script writing to acting opposite him in theatre productions. In every case his superb creativity, talent and incredible sense of humour made it a joy. I've also seen many of his previous students progress and become accomplished actors. You're in safe hands!" -

John Draycott - Actor - Endeavour, Scott and Bailey, Emmerdale, Vera, Fresh Meat, Shameless, The League of Gentlemen.


"Andy is a total asset, when it comes to working in the development of drama, particularly in comedy. Having worked on writing sketch comedy together and Andy co- hosting a radio show alongside me, Andy's help and insight is an absolute must."

John Thomson - Actor - Comedien - Cold Feet, The Fast Show, Coronation Street, Men Behaving Badly, After Hours, Inkheart.


"I have been acting for 30 years and have had the pleasure of working with some amazing people. One of whom I now like to consider a good friend. I not only had the privilege of being cast by him in an amazing play. Evening Star that he wrote but also had the incredible pleasure of working along side him as an actor. He has an incredibly natural gift when it comes to Acting, Writing, and Directing. Should you ever get the chance to work with him or indeed on one of the amazing professional acting courses he runs it would only count as a massive positive in your career your personal development and confidence and on your CV. Andy pope is one of the most professional and committed people I have encountered in the acting world. Much love everyone.x"

Steve Money - Actor - The Royle Family, Coronation Street, Moving On, Prime Suspect, Doctors, Hollyoaks, Eastenders.


"Andy has an excellent understanding of the actor's process. He can identify the areas of a performance that need work and how they can be improved. He has a keen insight, but most importantly, he is a very likeable man, who can communicate articulately and sensitively, often with a great sense of humour- a great asset when working with actors."

Steve Jackson - Actor - Extras, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Fresh Meat, Casualty, Clocking Off, The Cops, Emmerdale.


"Can't recommend Andy enough. He's a very eloquent, knowledgeable, encouraging and positive teacher, and he's fun too! I've attended group sessions, 1-2-1's preparing audition pieces, and he did an amazing job of directing the first play of my theatre company 'September in the Rain' " -

Sarah Burrill - Theatre Company Director - Actor - Ex Student

Past Students who have attended acting classes in Manchester

If anyone is interested in getting into acting Andy Pope is a great teacher, he taught me when I was starting out but he can progress your skills at any level! - R M

Highly recommend! Speaking from experience Andy is fantastic - R R

Andy is an exceptional tutor!!! Highly highly recommended!!! - S R

You learn Something new every time.. Great night with Andy Pope - C B

Thanks a million for a truly inspirational course - such a pleasure meeting you - L A

Mind blowing class tonight. Thanks for allowing us to push the boundaries. Can't wait for next week now :) Andy Pope that bar is definitely getting higher! - G M

Really enjoying yr classes Andy. Very interesting class last night . Script analysis and performance script in hand! Fascinating!- L A

Another great class with Andy Pope #great #director you always know how to get the best out of an actor, THANK YOU! - L D

Another great acting session with Andy Pope. Really clicking into place for me. All good acting comes from the heart #Truth - M F




To contact The Embers Group email -andy.pope@theembersgroup.co.uk