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KSA Academy of Performing Arts

Training News & Features by Susan Elkin

Nate Leung – a very focused eleven year old

I met Nathan (Nate) Leung, 11, in March when he was one of ten finalists for the Stage Scholarships at Sylvia Young Theatre School (SYTS)  and I was, as usual, on the judging panel. Well,…

Published on 31 Jul 2014

Costa del Dorset – good place to start training

Going to Dorset is always a pleasure. And not just because I spent all my childhood holidays there so I can get (very) nostalgic about Dorset. In recent years it has also been interesting to…

Published on 28 Jul 2014

Need a drama lesson plan?

I often mention resources – particularly books – in these columns. Now I’ve come across something a bit different which is likely to be of interest to drama teachers working with school children aged 7-19. Teaching…

Published on 24 Jul 2014

Central trains adults with learning disabilities

Here’s a bit of good news. Next month fifteen adults with learning disabilities will become the first students to graduate with a diploma in performance making from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and…

Published on 21 Jul 2014

Read more plays

Performing arts students – especially those doing acting – should be reading lots of plays. And that should include, obviously, plays of all styles and eras. You need the most eclectic knowledge possible of what’s out…

Published on 17 Jul 2014


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Derby’s pantomime Beauty and the Beast has been cancelled because the city council has been unable to find an alternative venue following a fire at the Assembly Rooms earlier this year. Almost 1,000 people had…
London Theatre Report, the industry’s first major study into the size and scope of London Theatre, was published earlier this week. The report found that around £620 million is spent at the box office in London…