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Confidence
Published: December 2nd, 2020 by theatretrain

Confidence

Confidence can be close to cheekiness at times – or perhaps daring! I love the story of the percussionist in the orchestra of West Side Story when it was first in the West End.  The percussionist liked to have a drink in the interval in the pub over the road from the theatre. He didn’t […]

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Conflict
Published: November 25th, 2020 by theatretrain

Conflict

Without conflict would we find any story interesting? Can you imagine EastEnders or Coronation Street with everyone being endlessly happy and pleased? It would be weird not to mention boring.We humans know that conflict is part of our lives and soaps need to reflect that.   “Conflict is essential to make the characters come to […]

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Creative Thinking
Published: November 18th, 2020 by theatretrain

Creative Thinking

In the days when you could still fly, I had to travel from Heathrow to Luxembourg City. I was cutting it fine with my time, so I rushed to the check-in desk and put in my bag. I proceeded towards security when I suddenly realised, I had left my passport in the bag – which […]

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Critical Thinking
Published: November 11th, 2020 by theatretrain

Critical Thinking

Solving problems is so important in education. I used to work in a theatre where we had a class of pupils for a day and in that day, we taught them how theatre worked. We had a stage with a set built on it, lighting and recorded sound in separate control rooms, live sounds effects […]

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Decision Making
Published: November 4th, 2020 by theatretrain

Decision Making

There’s a game you can play as an acting teacher. It’s very easy and all you need is a ball. You stand the group in a circle with spaces between. They can be any age, even adults. You tell them that the point is to pass the ball from person to person around the circle. […]

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