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BLOG: Resting Actress – Nobody mentions… my name!

As an anonymous tweeter, blogger and regular annoyance, I certainly know theperks and drawbacks of being a faceless critic. In today's world we are all critics, aren’t we, and with Twitter, Facebook and blogs readily available it is so easy to have your say. The aptly named trolls of Twitter look to abuse, name call and in some cases emotionally ...

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BLOG: Resting Actress – Fringe benefits

When I told my Mum I was auditioning for a fringe production she told me I'd betterget my hair cut, because, as with most non- industry people, my Mum has no clue what that means or entails. Outside of our industry, the notion of working for free is a baffling one. Ok, peopleintern at large banking corporations and city jobs, ...

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BLOG – Resting Actress: I’m reviewing the situation….

After my tweet yesterday about whether reviewers will respond positively to Loserville, I felt the need to share my humble opinion with my lovely Twespian friends. Imagining the likes of Michael Billington, Lyn Gardener or Mark Shenton settling down to a musical aimed predominantly at teeny bopping rock-musical loving students leaves me bemused and wondering if the people we all ...

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Blog – Resting Actress: Cheat me in St Louis

As people all over the UK reach the middle of Stoptober and attempt to quitpuffing on their dirty cancer sticks for 28 days, I have insteadchosen to boycottthat dirty habit that is infesting our nation and causing the destruction of familylife, friendships and Saturday night TV all over the UK. That’s right, I’ve stoppedwatching The X Factor. Saturday night’s scandal ...

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BLOG – Resting Actress: Growing Pains

As the leaves fall, we reach that time of year when we see another flood of graduates join the professional waters of this tidal wave of an industry we call acting. Simultaneously, another stream opens to wash them into the trickling tributaries we call training. To quote a multi-million-pound production from a multi-billion-pound corporation written by a multi-trillion-pound musician, it’s ...

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BLOG – Resting Actress: CV or not CV, that is the question

“How do you make an actor moan? Give them a job.” Ok, I don’t have a job but good Lord (Webber) I’m allowed to moan! This week’s annoyance, bar the constant riffing emanating from the Mamma Mia! stage door, is the ever-frustrating stubbornness of casting directors to ever see a hard-working, talented performer as anything other than their CV. As ...

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BLOG – Resting Actress: One singular misconception….

With A Chorus Line castings on the horizon, the West End is echoing with the sound of ‘Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch… again!’ and the mock/serious use of the phrase, ‘God I hope I get it’. By all that is except one… yours truly. I’m not one to be ungrateful for work but the thought of performing in a ...

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BLOG – Resting Actress: Fly-er-ring

Hello dear twesps and thesps of all shapes, sizes, ages and persuasions and welcome to my first blog on The Public Reviews… ever! How privileged you are! With another week of resting behind me, I find myself reflecting on just how tired I am. Tired and skint. This week I have been ‘flyering’ - a word yet to be added ...

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