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BOOK REVIEW: Secrets of Stage Success

Authors: Louise Dearman &Mark Evans Publisher: Nick Hern Books Reviewer: John Roberts   Musical Theatre performers Louise Dearman and Mark Evans’ book Secrets of Stage Success is aimed at “anyone who’s seen a show and thought: “That could be me…’ While this might have been the original aim, the way the book is written and presented, one perhaps would change ...

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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – Facing up to the cost of tuition

  I read a great post today on the "Book of Face", about a parent asking a person ‘inthe know’ this question: If you get only sixhours teaching a week in a university, couldn'tyou do drama school training in the same time? It’s such a great question isn’t it? I mean there are loads of universities out therecharging the £9000 ...

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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – Mentoring the mentors

  So that’s it then - another academic year over. Or as I like to see it…I’ve survived another 12 months of madness. Of course, such is the nature of our course, in just three weeks time it’ll all start again. As I say every year, whilethe notion of a running a two-year programme makes so much sense for the ...

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INTERVIEW: Christopher Simpson on Talawa’s TYPT programme

Training and routes into theatre is a hot topic at the moment but, at the Royal Central Scool of Speech and Drama, Talawa Theatre Company are celebrating the 20th year of a flagship training programme. TYPT offers emerging artists aged 18-25 to work with a professional team to create a show in just four weeks. This year Director Christopher Simpson ...

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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – Do your research!

Apologies to regular readers of my ramblings for a longer than normal interval between my blogs. That said I’m confident that nobody has been pacing up and down the cyber corridor anxiously waiting for its arrival either. As you can imagine it’s been rather a manic time of late. 19 months of preparation came to fruition a few weeks ago ...

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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – Flattery won’t get you everywhere

There’s a saying isn’t there that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? Now I can’t lie, I’ve never really bought into that. I’ve always seen it as you haven’t got a good idea of your own, so you’ve pinched somebody else’s? Drama colleges are all fundamentally selling the same ideal (or at least they should be)…they can train you ...

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