So what if you don’t get into drama school?

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Originally published in The Stage, February 2016 If you work with young people in the performing arts, the most common question you get asked is: “How do I get into drama school?” The second most common question is: “What do I do if I don’t get a place at drama school?” It’s long been known that drama […]

When understudies step into the limelight…

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Originally published in The Stage, February 2016 When Melissa Bayern put herself forward to understudy the role of the Witch in Into the Woods at Manchester’s Royal Exchange, the story fulfilled a theatrical fairytale. It’s the 42nd Street myth of going out a youngster but coming back a star. Bayern had spent three years training, and had […]

What do you get from an applied theatre course?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Originally published in The Stage, February 2016 What does the term ‘applied theatre’ (or ‘applied drama’) mean? It’s a term you hear used with increasing regularity, and it refers to one of the most diverse sectors of theatremakers. Simply, applied theatre refers to theatre in an educational setting, work where the participants are not professionals, and often […]