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Auditioning for Drama School

I have sat in on auditions at one of the biggest drama schools in the world. It is joyful and...

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In the beginning was the word

In the beginning was the word Words are the core of any dramatic character. What they say is...

Thoughts on Acting Methods

There are many different approaches to acting and training. In a Q and A session after a show in...

Acting and Performance for Musicians

BEGINNERS - For those actors who are starting out and are struggling with confidence. It is...

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  • Melissa D'Arcy Central Ipswich, IP1 Gold Member

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    Build your confidence; learn to explore & play with your singing & acting in a safe & experienced environment. I am a professional working Singer & Actress & enjoy working with pupils at all levels.
  • Jon Osbaldeston Stockwell, SW8 Silver Member

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    I believe passionately in training and education for actors. I also believe that a judicious mixture of training in combination with real experience from working professionals is a must for any actor of any age preparing to enter the profession.
  • Alexander Capon Bounds Green, N11 Gold Member

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    My name is Alexander, I have an MA (Distinction) in acting from the Mountview Acadamy of Theatre Arts and a BA (Hons) from the Court Theatre Training Company. This training and my time in the industry have given me a wealth of experience to share.
  • Rhianna Frost Finchley Central, N3

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    I am a graduate of the University of Cambridge where I studied English and specialised in Shakespeare in Performance. I am now working as a professional actor and preparing for teacher training (English and drama for secondary school).
  • Rachel Knightley Ealing Broadway, W5 Gold Member

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    Achieve your best performance, on paper and in person, from classroom to boardroom.
  • James Ball Euston, NW1 Silver Member

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    I will always encourage a student to use their own ideas and imagination about the drama work they are doing. I like to use improvisations, games and also ensure that a student study scripts carefully to engage them in their work.
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Acting Articles

  • Acting: In It For The Right Reasons

    Thomas Chambers Acting Coach (South West London) Picture When you're young and you think of potential careers you'd like to go into, it is perfectly normal to visualise your ideal goal or endpoint. What do I dream of doing? If it's to be a doctor, it might be saving someone's life in an operating theatre; if it's to be a lawyer, it could be strolling...
  • How Do You Practise Acting?

    Damien Hughes Acting Coach (East London) Picture "Practise, practise, practise." You'll hear those words echoed across your life from every teacher, mentor, tutor and parent who care about your talents and how you express them. Without practice, talent is nothing. But how does one practise acting? What we mean by that is, how do you get better...
  • Drama School; Why All The Fuss?

    Rosalind Seal Acting Coach (South West London) Picture Gaining a place at drama school has never been more competitive, and places have always been limited. But what's all the fuss about? Are they really what everyone says they are? I believe drama school is essential to learn your craft; it's a place to fail and learn from the best. Drama school...


  • Finding your way as an actor with Meisner

    Joe Marsh Acting Coach (North West London) Picture Are you just getting into acting? Applying for drama school? If you’re anything like I was when I started out, you’ll be wondering which approach you’ll end up adopting. It’ll have something to do with Stanislavsky, for sure – but will you be more of a Pacino or a De Niro? A follower of Lee...
  • Shakespeare In Auditions

    Karen Cogan Acting Coach (North London) Picture Shakespeare is for everyone. Students often find the work intimidating or that they are required to develop a whole new set of skills before approaching Shakespeare's work. Yes, you need to understand the Iambic Penatmeter and the context of the play but above all, you need heart and bravery....
  • Auditioning for Drama School Editor's Pick

    Karen Cogan Acting Coach (North London) Picture I have sat in on auditions at one of the biggest drama schools in the world. It is joyful and exciting to watch the candidates come through and give you their best work. One recurring thing I have noticed over the years is that Acting students sometimes feel they need to be something other than...