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Back To School
Published: April 15th, 2021 by theatretrain

Back To School

As a schoolteacher I used to avoid going shopping on the first day of the summer holidays as everywhere the big shops had giant banners saying BACK TO SCHOOL. Give me a break I used to think!   Well schools have gone back but it hasn’t been a lot of fun for them. Most pupils […]

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Becoming Part of a Team
Published: April 8th, 2021 by theatretrain

Becoming Part of a Team

When you are somewhere new you are understandably anxious – especially if you don’t know anyone. When I went to my secondary school, I chose one two bus rides from my home and aged 11 I didn’t know anyone. My heart was beating. We have all been in that situation. A new job is the […]

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Tips For Auditioning
Published: April 1st, 2021 by theatretrain

Tips For Auditioning

I’m sometimes asked for advice about how to audition. I separate it into two parts – what you can do about yourself and what you can do with the part you are auditioning for. For yourself: Be confident. And if you are not – do what most people do and fake it. Easier said than […]

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Published: March 25th, 2021 by theatretrain

You Can’t play mad, sad bad or glad!

I was always told that you couldn’t play mad, sad, bad or glad because they are not characters, they are states that people can be in from time to time.   If you play a character as sad it’s one-dimensional. That’s dull to watch – a bit like playing just one note on the piano […]

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Getting your Mo and Jo back together
Published: March 18th, 2021 by theatretrain

Getting your Mo and Jo back together

We have a great creative team at Theatretrain. Our Graphic Designer Mark runs a centre in Maldon, Essex and parent said to him “I hope the centre can open up soon – he needs to get his mojo back.” What a wonderful expression. That simple phrase says what most of the country feels. We’veall been […]

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