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Theatre as a Start
20 Apr 18
School Blog

In the final instalment of this series, we look at how theatre can be a starting point for new discussions and developments.

Sela Webber
Theatre as Tolerance
03 Apr 18
School Blog

In our next instalment of the 'Theatre As...' series, we find out more about how theatre can promote tolerance.

Sela Webber
Theatre as Life Skills
23 Mar 18
School Blog

In this third part of the series, Sela explores how theatre can teach you essential life skills.

Sela Webber
Backstage and Beyond – Brian Logan, Artistic Director
20 Mar 18
School Blog

Welcome to Backstage and Beyond, a series of interviews in which we talk to theatre industry professionals to find out more about their jobs. Everyone knows what an actor does, but it takes a lot more than just the people on stage to make a show. Please join us as we quiz people in all sorts of cool theatre jobs on their work, what it involves, and how you could do the same. In this instalment we talk to Brian Logan, the artistic director of Camden People’s Theatre.

Eva De Valk
Theatre as Education
09 Mar 18
School Blog

Intern Sela explores the many sides of theatre in this new blog series, 'Theatre As...' .

Sela Webber
Backstage and Beyond - Sophie Cosson, Principal
25 Jan 18
School Blog

Welcome to Backstage and Beyond, a series of interviews in which we talk to theatre industry professionals to find out more about their jobs. Everyone knows what an actor does, but it takes a lot more than just the people on stage to make a show. Please join us as we quiz people in all sorts of cool theatre jobs on their work, what it involves, and how you could do the same. Next up is Sophie Cosson, Principal of Cosson's School of Performing Arts.

Eva De Valk
Backstage and Beyond - Mark Iles, Actor
18 Jan 18
School Blog

Welcome to Backstage and Beyond, a series of interviews in which we talk to theatre industry professionals to find out more about their jobs. Please join us as we quiz people in all sorts of cool theatre jobs on their work, what it involves, and how you could do the same. Our next guest is Mark Iles, an actor who has appeared in many shows in the West End.

Eva De Valk
Working Behind The Scenes in Performing Arts: Digital Marketing
08 Jan 18
School Blog

In our latest blog series we will be looking at behind the scenes jobs that you can do when working in the performing arts industry. Our Social Media Manager Shadia discusses what it's like to work at the school, how she started her career and what she loves most about the job.

Shadia Ashiru
Internship Wrap Up - Kateri Milanesa
15 Dec 17
School Blog

As the end of my internship at the school approaches, I thought I would look back at my time here and let you all know how great my experience has been. 

Kateri Milanesa
The Tale of Pantomime: Where It All Began
07 Dec 17
School Blog

If I had to sum up British theatre in two words, it would be Shakespeare and pantomime. Going on a Christmas outing to the panto is a tradition in many families, and lots of people are introduced to the wonderful world of theatre this way. The funny thing is that pantomime comes from some very un-British customs, and that it originally had nothing to do with Christmas at all.

Eva De Valk
The Importance of Dance
01 Dec 17
School Blog

There is much more to dance than just entertainment. Dance can express a story and emotions, and there are several benefits of dancing.

Kateri Milanesa
Something Wicked This Way Comes...
24 Nov 17
School Blog

Last week, we talked about theatre superstitions on this blog, and this week we’re continuing the supernatural theme with a look at London’s theatre ghosts. It seems that most of our capital’s theatres have one or more spooky inhabitants, so we’ve stuck to some of the most well-known ones here.

Eva De Valk
Black Cats and Broken Legs
16 Nov 17
School Blog

With our annual show Fiorentini’s Got Talent coming up this weekend, many of our participants will be busy with their last preparations. Practice, practice and more practice are the key words here, but everyone knows that, in a superstitious business like the theatre, you sometimes have to do that little bit extra for a successful show. We’ve lined up a couple of the most common stagey superstitions along with their backstories, and we’ll leave it up to you to sort out the curses from the common sense.

Eva De Valk