Terence Chapman (Mann)

Senior Lecturer/Course Leader BA (Hons) Acting

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Media Factory, ME127

+44 (0) 1772 89 3902


Subject Areas: Performing Arts

Terence graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1995, and since then has worked as an actor/director (Terence Mann) in the UK and across Europe. He has a wealth of experience working in Theatre and TV and has recorded over 50 plays for BBC Radio. Terence has worked with some of the most innovative theatre companies and directors in Europe and is regarded as one of the countries leading practitioners in Meyerhold's Theatrical Biomechanics.

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BA (Hons) Acting , Manchester Metropolitan University, 1995

Terence Chapman's acting credits include work at The Royal Exchange, Manchester, The Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Library Theatre, Manchester, The Everyman, Liverpool and The Theatre Royal, York. He has also toured throughout the UK and Europe with some of the UK's most innovative companies including Scarlet Theatre, Kaboodle and Piezn Kozla. Since the year 2000 Terence has trained and worked extensively with the worlds leading exponent of Meyerhold's Biomechanics, Russian director Gennady Bogdanov, who is one of the last links to this living theatrical tradition.

Terence has also devised, directed and performed with his own touring theatre company, Motion Loco. Screen credits include; Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Vincent, This is Personal, Brookside, Fat Friends, The Forsythe Saga and the Steve Coogan film The Parole Officer. Since 1995 to present day, Terence has recorded over fifty plays for BBC Radio including three award winning productions.


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Terence's work in Biomechanics is used as a case study in a chapter written by Amy Skinner in a new book ' Russians in Britain' The book looks at the influence of Russain Theatre in the UK since the turn of the last century. Amy Skinners chapter traces the use of Biomechanics in the UK and features Terence's work at UCLan.

'The Russians in Britain' Ed. Jonathan Pitches, Routledge (2011)
'Encountering Ensemble', ' Ensemble & Meyerhold's Biomechanics' Ed. John Britton, Methuen (2012)


Terence's practice as research in Meyerhold's
Biomechanics has led to him being recognised as the UK's leading practitioner in this work. The BA (Hons) Acting at UCLan is unique in that it has become the only actor training programme in the UK and one of a few in the world, where the Theatrical Biomechanics of Vsevolod Meyerhold – one of the greatest twentieth century theatre artists – can be studied and practised in depth. This challenging and rigorous training process has been incorporated into the curriculum on the BA (Hons) Acting.

This research has been further enhanced by unique opportunities to work with the legendary Russian theatre practitioner Gennady Bogdanov who has made regular visits to UCLan to work at to with his former pupil, and undergraduates on the Acting course. Mr. Bogdanov said he believed the work at UCLan was ‘unique and very important’. He expressed his desire to work with the students on the BA (Hons) Acting and develop his relationship with the University.

While there are many theatre studies degrees that offer an intellectual taste of this work, there are very few in the world that provide such a practical grounding in the physical discipline itself. The training regime delivers serious results, as lecturers witness and students report considerably enhanced levels of technical control and physical expressiveness in performance.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Course Leader BA (Hons) Acting

Teaching; Meyerhold's Biomechanics,

Movement for Actors, Acting for Radio. Terence directs third year Productions and Showcases.

AT1001 The Imaginary Body

AT2008 Arming the Imagination

AT2009 The Contemporary Actor

AT3002 Professional Preparation

AT3003 Acting and The Audience Production 2

AT3007 The Actor as Creator


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