ADVICE

1. DON’T try to be funny… Sounds like an April Fool’s joke but virtually every great comic and comic actor know that the essence of...

Nineteen-year-old Katelyn Greenwood was so nervous in the run up to her first audition at Stella Mann College of Performing Arts that she nearly...
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YOUR PROBLEM: I have struggled with dyslexia since I was a child, though I only became aware of it at secondary school. Although I...
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@westendproducer @TheStage how many years will it take me to remember where 'upstage' and 'downstage' are? — Asa Elliott (@AsaElliott) November 17, 2014 This is a...

1. Be open-minded Never dismiss any individual or group with differences as beyond what you can deal with. Think as radically as you can about...

1. Less is More ‘Always leave them wanting more’ is a good motto for live performing, and an even better one for showreels. A short...

It’s the fourth time that the D&B School of Performing Arts has taken part in The Stage Scholarships scheme. The Sullivan sisters who founded...

A recent letter in The Daily Telegraph complained about modern actors who are not able to “articulate dialogue or project their voices”. Well, we’ve...
John Byrne. Photo: Catherine Usher

YOUR PROBLEM I would still consider myself to be quite an inexperienced actor, although I am very enthusiastic. However, I have managed to get...
West End Producer. Photo: Matt Crockett

@westendproducer @TheStage do audition panels take nerves into consideration or do they see it as weakness in character? — Nicole D-B (@nicoledaba) February 25, 2015 Nervousness...

The recent Oscar success of British short film The Phone Call, featuring Sally Hawkins as a helpline operator and Jim Broadbent as a suicidal...

1. Study written prospectuses Most colleges produce a written prospectus which will almost certainly also be available online via their website. Read it carefully so...