1937, Pamela Chapman & Irene Mawer

When the Birmingham School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art, (now known as the Birmingham School of Acting) first opened in 1937, Irene Mawer was the first of the guest lecturers.

Miss Mawer lectured on mime, and brought some of the Ginner-Mawer girls with her to demonstrate her theories.  This was a fairly new subject for the city of Birmingham, and the school principal, Pamela Chapman, remained great friends with Mawer, employing her after the closure of the Ginner-Mawer School in the 1950s.

Author: Janet Fizz Curtis

Janet Fizz Curtis is trained in the Irene Mawer Method of Mime and Movement and is now writing a book about the life of Irene Mawer.

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