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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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Cut The Cut
Published: May 13th, 2021 by theatretrain

Cut The Cut

In October 2019 I attended an international theatre festival in Siberia. I was asked for my thoughts about the arts in my country. I was able to say that the arts were a huge contributor to the UK economy. More than £111 billion per year. I think many in the room couldn’t believe that was […]

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Break a Leg
Published: May 6th, 2021 by theatretrain

Break a Leg

As you probably know theatre people say “Break a leg” when they want to wish you good luck before a performance. Funny sort of good luck I always think – more like bad luck! As if you are the understudy and want a chance to play the part. Supposedly though the expression goes back hundreds […]

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Here I am!
Published: April 28th, 2021 by theatretrain

Here I am!

“Here I am,” is what your first entrance says if you are a big star. If you are an entertainer, then that first entrance is BIG. The audience is built up – maybe there is a support act, maybe an interval, the audience returns and settles down and waits. “Ladies and gentlemen!” I saw Frank Sinatra walk […]

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