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Having been an actress for more than 20 years, I have filled in quite a few casting profiles in my time. I do my...

@westendproducer @TheStage why is there an insistence to audition with live pianos? A pre-recorded track would be easier and less hassle.— Asa Elliott (@AsaElliott)...

We’ve just bought a new car. It took quite a while to work out how to spend our money. Lots of internet research, a...

1. Get off book fast One of the biggest challenges for understudies, especially when playing multiple roles, is getting off book – getting the lines...

Jess Alford is an agent at United Agents where she works alongside Ruth Young. She did an internship at the Donmar Warehouse in 2004...

I am something of a backstage generalist. I originally trained in sound design, then became a lighting op, and now I’m working as an...

@DevaneBoyd – Is it important for actors to have a social media presence? We live in an age where an actor’s ‘bums on seats’ power...

Last year, I wrote in these pages about ways to find out about what technical theatre jobs are available and how to choose the...

Most people probably start four or five new jobs in a lifetime. All the associated stress, the fitting in, the making of new workmates...

1. Be prepared Turn up prepared. The life of a jobbing lighting designer is such that you might have been through several other shows since...

Some years ago I had a meeting about directing in a country with a different theatremaking culture to our own. The actors and production...

1. Take steps to secure funding If your project has an issue or topic at its heart, then you may be able to find non-arts...
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