Training the future quadruple threats

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Originally published in The Stage, May 2016 It is sometimes said that musical theatre actors need to be triple threats – able to act, dance and sing – but these days they are equally likely to be asked to play the oboe or bassoon as well. The rise of the actor-musician has been one of the biggest […]

New creatives courses are tailor-made for musicals

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Originally published in The Stage, May 2016 One of the biggest factors in the success or failure of any musical will be the creative team attached to the project. This team on a musical comprises a director, a musical director, a choreographer and a design team. These people will drive the creation of the project forward, through […]

How is new work commissioned?

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

Originally published in The Stage, May 2016 One of the most exciting changes Rufus Norris has made since becoming director of the National Theatre is the merging of the literary department with the NT Studio to create a New Works department. The studio, which was founded by Peter Gill in 1984, has long been home to the […]