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Training News & Features by Susan Elkin

The university vs drama school debate is far from cut and dried

Parents like universities. The concept may be a bit tarnished in some quarters given spiralling costs and graduate unemployment but, in general, university is regarded as a respectable option. Many, however, have serious reservations about…

Published on 18 Sep 2014

An app for accents, RSC help for teachers and books for developing performances

There are myriad 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. This…

Published on 15 Sep 2014

This is how drama schools can switch to a better system (and why they won’t)

Most drama school students are going back to college – or starting their shiny new courses – this month. It’s the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and new leotards. The doors of LAMDA, Birmingham School…

Published on 11 Sep 2014

Help for teachers, the actors’ thesaurus and an app for learning lines

In a new regular post, Susan Elkin explores the resources available for self-improvement. In this edition she picks out a pair of apps to help actors, plus some handy helpers for teachers. App – LineLearner…

Published on 8 Sep 2014

Every student should understand how to work with audiences with learning difficulties

Last weekend I saw Oily Cart’s new show, The Bounce , which opened at The Gulbenkian, Canterbury on August 30 as part of the bOing Festival and tours until the end of October. The Bounce,…

Published on 4 Sep 2014

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Ben Whishaw is to lead the cast of Tom Rob Smith’s first TV drama, London Spy. Made by Working Title Television for BBC2, the five-part spy drama is described as a “contemporary, emotional thriller”. Smith,…
Thriller Live has extended its West End run to September next year. The Michael Jackson tribute show, at the Lyric in London, had been booking until April 26, 2015. It will now run until September…
Croydon’s Fairfield Halls has compiled more than 2,500 items for a new online archive the venue claims provides “an illustrated history of post-war British theatre”. The arts centre in Croydon incorporates the Ashcroft Theatre, Arnhem…
Michael Vine, the co-founder of Peep Show and Fresh Meat producer Objective Productions, has left the company after more than 15 years. Vine, who was a joint managing director, said he had made the decision…