A Momentous Week in All Our Lives
Published: March 26th, 2020 by theatretrain

A Momentous Week in All Our Lives

A momentous week in all our lives. We are confronted with new unpalatable choices. Social distancing is difficult for humans because we are essentially pack animals. Our acting, dancing & singing lessons are no more until schools reopen. Many of us now have no income yet we still have bills and obligations to meet. It […]

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The Show Must Go On
Published: March 19th, 2020 by theatretrain

The Show Must Go On

It’s a tired old cliché in the world of performing arts schools but like all clichés there’s an element of truth. It’s shocking when the world we know is suddenly changed before our eyes. We find ourselves in another place of cliché – being outside our comfort zone. As artistic people we are however equipped […]

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Contagious Emotion
Published: March 12th, 2020 by theatretrain

Contagious Emotion

Maybe this is a brave title in the days of Coronavirus but it is the title of research currently being carried out at Reading University. What does that have to do with a performing arts school? ​ The postgraduate study looks at how people pick up and join what is going on around them. I […]

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Getting It Together
Published: March 5th, 2020 by theatretrain

Getting It Together

Getting your act together, putting on a show. We all know that rehearsals are part of the job. Preparing a show is a lengthy process and it goes through several different stages. First you find out who you are and what you do. This applies to singers and dancers as well as to actors. There […]

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A Phone-Free Zone
Published: February 27th, 2020 by theatretrain

A Phone-Free Zone

We live in fast-moving times. World events are thrown up before us and we are constantly bombarded by people wanting things from us, selling us things, needing our time. It’s in-your-face and competing for your attention whether you want it or not. Attending our weekend drama school for 3 hours a week is an escape […]

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