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Mr Robert Hyman – Showman Extraordinaire
Published: June 17th, 2021 by theatretrain

Mr Robert Hyman – Showman Extraordinaire

This week I want to write about our Musical Director Robert Hyman. He has been at the centre of our work since our first large scale production in 1993. Robert has composed, arranged and conducted all of the 31 different large-scale shows and 99 performances we have produced. Singlehandedly. he has guided the musical side […]

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Why I Like Teachers
Published: June 9th, 2021 by theatretrain

Why I Like Teachers

They come in all shapes and sizes and different ways of looking at the world but I like teachers. I suppose it’s partly because I’ve always been one myself. I would never have become a teacher without a conversation with one of my teachers when I was at school. He put the idea in my […]

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Drama School or University
Published: June 3rd, 2021 by theatretrain

Drama School or University

Older students who are coming up to 18 and want to stay in the performing arts often wonder whether the best path is drama school or university. Those who see their main skills as singing and dancing tend to train at one of the country’s music-theatre colleges and there are many. For those wishing to […]

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Owning the Space
Published: May 27th, 2021 by theatretrain

Owning the Space

That space you occupy in the world moves around with you all day long. We take it for granted – we are just in it. But performers are more aware of it because they know they are being watched by an audience – which could be just an audience of one. One of the strengths […]

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It’s a Theatretrain Day!
Published: May 20th, 2021 by theatretrain

It’s a Theatretrain Day!

When you were young you may have had a favourite comic. You got to know the characters and there were different stories to follow with other goodies too – features, interviews, quizzes. Do you remember the feeling as you picked it up from the doormat or from the newsagent? It was special and, in your […]

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