Insight: Are collaborations between theatres and education a good thing?

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Originally published in The Stage, March 2015 When Derby Playhouse was shut down in 2007, it was ultimately the University of Derby which stepped in to save it with a viable long-term plan and investment. More recently, the Bolton Octagon has created an innovative partnership with the University of Bolton which looks set to benefit both the […]

Drama schools: get on course for success

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Originally published in The Stage, March 2015 There are many myths that have grown up about what going to drama school really entails, stories of ‘being’ trees or the colour yellow, of obligatory nudity. It can all sound more like a cult than a form of higher education. Now, there is no point in lying, training to […]