Coral Messam, BA, MA | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Coral Messam, BA, MA

Job title

Visiting Lecturer - Gap Year Diploma, Acting Diploma (Movement)


Movement practice: Teaching at Royal Central from 2010.

Coral trained as a dancer and began her actor training at Royal Central on the diploma course. Her transformation as a performer began when she performed in dv8 physical theatre from 2007 to 2009 on the production To Be Straight with You. Her most recent performance was in the film London Road. She had the pleasure of working with Rufus Norris and has worked with him on previous productions.

Outside Central, Coral works as a movement director, and performs and acts in theatre.


Coral has an independent work in research and development called The Missing Peace.

Funding Awards

Equity funding award support for learning actors.




Movement director credits

2009 Dance Assistant, Death and the Kings Horseman, National Theatre (Rufus Norris)

2010 Faustus, Royal Exchange (Toby Frow)

RuinedAlmeida Theatre (Indu Rubingsingham)

2011 Choreographer, Stadium show in Abu Dhabi Generating Company

2013 Amen Corner, National Theatre (Rufus Norris)

2013 Gods Property, Soho Theatre (Michael Buffong)

2013 Dolls House, Royal Exchange (Greg Hershov)

Sweet Taboo, Talawa Theatre (Mojisola Adebeyo)

Research and development

2014 Sunday, Stratford Theatre Royal (Director: Dawn Reed)

I Stand Corrected, Oval House Theatre (Director: Mojisola Adebeyo)

House boy, Boi Boi is Dead, Tiata Fahodzi (Director: Lucian Msamati)

Acting credits include

London Road, film (Director: Rufus Norris)

Dv8 physical theatre (Director: Loyd Newson)

Lightening child, Globe Theatre (Director: Mathew Dunster)

Feast, Young Vic Theatre (Director: Rufus Norris)

Game of Thrones (Director: Tim Van Pattern)

Work placement

Globe Theatre (Glynn Macdonald)




Gap Year Diploma

Acting Diploma