Self Awareness
Published: September 16th, 2020 by theatretrain

Self Awareness

Do you ever find yourself thinking to yourself, “Did I just say that?” or, “Oops I got that wrong!” or even, “I did it. Well done me.” I think we all do this like a running conversation with ourselves. It’s just that no one else gets to hear it. I’d say it was a healthy […]

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Taking Responsibility
Published: September 9th, 2020 by theatretrain

Taking Responsibility

Most of us went to school and we can surely remember that time at the beginning of the autumn term when we all had pristine new exercise books. We possibly made new promises to ourselves. Every page will look as neat as this! Our teachers said things like “Last year is over now, it’s gone. […]

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Making an Entrance and Making an Exit
Published: July 22nd, 2020 by theatretrain

Making an Entrance and Making an Exit

When I was 10 came the big day when I was to be kitted out with all the things needed for secondary school. In those days you visited an old-fashioned gentlemen’s outfitters with drawers full of socks and football shirts and blazers and trousers. It took an age to try everything on from the school […]

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Listen up!
Published: July 15th, 2020 by theatretrain

Listen up!

Are human beings programmed to be selfish or is it something they learn? Is it in our DNA? Take one small measure. How many people really listen when they are having a conversation with you– I mean really attend to what you are saying? Do you get the impression that some people aren’t listening at […]

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Time sends a Message
Published: July 8th, 2020 by theatretrain

Time sends a Message

When I became Head of Acting at a drama school, I discovered some of the students were arriving late so I decided to take action. I gathered the student body together and said, “From tomorrow I shall lock the door at 9am exactly every day. If you are late you will have to go home […]

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