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Training News & Features by Susan Elkin

Four shortcuts to self-improvement

In a new regular post, Susan Elkin explores the resources available for self-improvement. Used as preparation for learning, or as study aids while training, these are the books, videos, websites and apps that will set…

Published on 1 Sep 2014

It’s not too early to start thinking about summer schools for 2015

I once attended a 10-day Shakespeare course at Girton College, Cambridge, in late July. Not only did I enjoy swanning about in the hallowed sunny portals pretending to be a proper Girton girl but I…

Published on 28 Aug 2014

Let’s bring back apprenticeships for actors

Drama school hadn’t been invented, so Shakespeare’s actors trained by serving seven year apprenticeships in established companies. No doubt to begin with they performed low level tasks such as fetching flagons of ale from the…

Published on 25 Aug 2014

Orwell meets the Arab Spring at a city farm

This is a good idea I wish I’d heard about earlier: stage a gritty new theatrical production of an Orwell classic at a working farm, using it as a springboard for students and new graduates….

Published on 21 Aug 2014

More feathers in the Old Vic New Voices programme’s cap

Last month I attended and enjoyed a performance of Housed at the Old Vic – and what a memorable, buzzy occasion it turned out to be. Old Vic Community Company was formed last year and this…

Published on 18 Aug 2014

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Long running children’s entertainment group the Singing Kettle is to close after 32 years of touring and more than 6,500 live shows. The forthcoming Christmas tour will be the last by the Fife-based group, with a…
Sheffield Theatres’ production of the musical Anything Goes will tour the UK from January. The tour will follow a run at the Crucible in Sheffield this November, and will begin at the New Wimbledon Theatre…