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Building a Dream
Published: July 1st, 2021 by theatretrain

Building a Dream

When I set up Theatretrain in 1992 I had two ambitious aims. The first was to create professional classes leading to exciting performance opportunities. The second was to build a children and young people’s theatre with a difference.  “Sadly, the theatre was closed when the Inner London Education Authority was disbanded by Margaret Thatcher.” I […]

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Where to Perform
Published: June 24th, 2021 by theatretrain

Where to Perform

When I was training as a drama teacher the leader of our course proposed a different way to make a performance. He wanted us to put the audience on the stage and make the performance on the floor of the hall. At the time I thought this was revolutionary but quickly realised it was a […]

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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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