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Are You Happy?

Are You Happy?

Okay, so this is a little off topic, but actually has a lot to do with anyone in any life. So, I’m focussing on the “Life” aspect of Life in the Theatre with this… I just received an anonymous email – you know the kind: essentially junk mail that accidentally arrives in your normal inbox. Anyway, I clicked … Read More »

Ofsted and Acting

Ofsted and Acting

What a week! After returning from a 2 week holiday, during which I still managed to fit in teaching a 3 day Meisner class, I managed to jump straight back in to an intensive rehearsal process, launch 1 performance project, 1 devising project, 1 Disability Arts project and survive a two day Ofsted inspection. Who says teachers aren’… Read More »

If Clothes Maketh the Man, Do Roles Maketh the Actor?

If Clothes Maketh the Man, Do Roles Maketh the Actor?

I’d like to have a discussion on the importance of good material, be that in good plays, musicals and movies and also with regard to audition repertoire. Without a good narrative arc, a piece can only go so far. The best solo performance cannot save any theatrical piece (see Love Never Dies with Ramin Karimloo and/or Sierra Borges… Read More »

Singing Opportunities For Those Just Starting Out

Singing Opportunities For Those Just Starting Out

Are you a secret shower singer who had decided to step into the limelight and acknowledge your passion before the world? Singing in front of other people for the first time can be incredibly daunting and you may not even know how to go about furthering your vocal skills. Whether for fun or with a goal in mind, singing can be really rewa… Read More »

Zombie Make Up 101

Zombie Make Up 101

There’s no getting around it, zombies are in. From movies like Zombieland to AMC’s The Walking Dead, zombies rule the screen. There is one thing successful zombie franchises have in common: the costume makeup. This is what really makes the undead come “alive.” Are you an aspiring make-up artist looking for a way … Read More »

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