Mr Adam Ainsworth

Job: Programme Leader

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 7678




Personal profile

The two focal points of my teaching are theatre making and popular performance and currently I teach modules exploring clown, commedia dell' arte and devised theatre. My research also focuses primarily on popular performance and I have co-edited and contributed a chapter to Popular Performance (Bloomsbury) as well as co-editing a special edition of the Theatre, Dance and Performance Training journal (Taylor and Francis) focusing on training the popular performer. Both were published in 2017.

Research group affiliations

Drama Research Group

Publications and outputs 

1. Ainsworth, A., Double, O. and Peacock, L. ed., (2017). Popular Performance. London: Bloomsbury.

2. Ainsworth, A., Double, O. and Peacock, L. (2017). Theatre, Dance and Performance Training: Training the Popular Performer, [online] 8(2). [Accessed 12 Mar. 2018].

Areas of teaching

Cabaret; clown; commedia dell' arte; devising and theatre making; mask; popular performance;


MA Performance. Goldsmith's College, University of London BA Theatre Arts. Middlesex University

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