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Training News & Features by Susan Elkin

Resources: Shakespeare on the road, how to write comedy and more

Each week, Susan Elkin scours the market of learning resources to find the best books, apps, websites… just about anything, in fact, that can help performers and other theatremakers hone their craft. This week, there’s…

Published on 20 Oct 2014

Kick a town while it’s down: Rotherham’s Shakespeare Festival has its funds cut

Drama transforms lives. Shakespeare in particular. You probably don’t need persuading, but if you do, consider a story I heard this week. A successful young actor told me how, when he was a troubled and…

Published on 16 Oct 2014

Three new plays and a wealth of information about the history of theatres

There are plenty of learning resources for theatrical professions – books, apps, websites, videos and study aids – but the choice can be overwhelming. Each week, Susan Elkin skims the cream of these invaluable tools….

Published on 13 Oct 2014

Drama schools aren’t the only route to professional acting success

People (usually the principals of drama schools) often tell me the only way to become a professional actor is to do a three-year course at one of Drama UK’s 18 accredited schools. And of course…

Published on 9 Oct 2014

Learning resources for actors in training

There are plenty of learning resources for theatrical professions – books, apps, websites, videos and study aids – but the choice can be overwhelming. Each week, Susan Elkin skims the cream of these invaluable tools….

Published on 6 Oct 2014

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Brighton Dome is set to undergo a major refurbishment, after being granted £5.8 million of funding from Arts Council England. Planned improvements include a new viewing gallery in the Corn Exchange venue, a ground floor…
West End theatres are being given 10 days to avoid strike action, following a ballot which saw BECTU members vote to reject a current pay offer. BECTU has been in talks with the Society of…
Mark Shenton, former theatre critic of the Sunday Express, has lost his employment tribunal against the paper for unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination. The tribunal ruled that Shenton “was not an employee within the meaning…