BUDDING thespians are being offered the chance to tread the boards at the Regent in Christchurch.

Just For Laughs is holding drama classes for adults at the venue’s studio from next month.

A taster session for beginners is being held on Thursday, May 2, between 11am and 12.30pm.

There are 20 places available and advance booking is recommended.

Those who enjoy the taster session with then have the chance to sign up for a six-week adult beginners' drama course that will begin on Thursday, May 9, between 11am and 12.30pm.

The six-week course will cost £45 per person and the sessions have been devised and are run by the Regent’s admin and drama assistant, Vicky Semple, who has a diploma in recorded and performing arts from the Creative and Performing Arts College in Wakefield.

To book visit regentcentre.co.uk or contact the Regent box office.