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Stickability
Published: April 7th, 2022 by theatretrain

Stickability

To celebrate our 30th birthday, we are giving an open-air concert on Saturday 18th June at the Scoop, a venue opposite the Tower of London overlooking Tower Bridge. Over one hundred students from our centres across the country will come together to sing 13 songs. We are often asked how we get everyone to come […]

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Us or them
Published: March 31st, 2022 by theatretrain

Us or them

I was brought up by my aunt who was a bit of a stickler. She came to driving late and moved at her own pace. A motorist once made the mistake of beeping her when she didn’t instantly pull away from the traffic lights when they turned green. Oh dear. She turned off her engine, […]

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World Theatre Day
Published: March 24th, 2022 by theatretrain

World Theatre Day

Sunday March 27th is World Theatre Day and during this difficult time for Europe, it’s good to be reminded that theatre in all its forms finds expression across the world. Theatre buildings stand as reminders of the importance of the arts in people’s lives and no amount of bombing them and flattening buildings can take […]

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Journey of a lifetime
Published: March 17th, 2022 by theatretrain

Journey of a lifetime

In October 1991 I found myself in Moscow. It was a couple of months after the collapse of the Soviet Union. There were still barricades in the streets and it felt edgy but also exciting. At one restaurant a man in an orange suit and orange shoes sat at the next table on his own […]

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Published: March 10th, 2022 by theatretrain

Making a start

A couple of weeks ago I was explaining that our next show will be our 100th and it is scheduled for the Royal Albert Hall in September 2023. Recently we sent out one-page explaining how it will work. We want all our pupils, their families, our teachers, and our centre directors to join us in […]

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