In January last year I wrote an article about my disappointment with my degree – being half way through I felt underwhelmed, and slightly let down by my university. Contact hours were incredibly low, and it wasn’t exactly the intellectual stimulation I had expected to get from a degree course, despite its 50% practical nature. … More A Degree of Difficulty
I’ve no doubt all of us have at one time or another (most likely over a decade ago) banged pots and pans with wooden spoons, much to the disdain of our parents who gritted their teeth and remarked on how skilled a musician you were. Most of us then grew up, realised that’s not the … More Review: STOMP
I’m half way through reading a Theatre Studies degree. Coming from an academic background, I shocked the majority of my friends and teachers by choosing to pursue something in the arts – to compensate, I insisted upon choosing a University that boasted a 50/50 degree of theory and practice. Now I’m not saying that academics … More What do you want out of your Theatre Degree?
As we approach August, the buzz of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is upon us once again. Previews are springing up all across the country, props and costumes are being made, last-minute funding is trickling in. The Fringe Festival is one of the ways that new companies can test out their material and get a taste … More Fringe Fever
This is the first in what I hope to be a series of articles magnifying job roles within the Theatre Industry from a personal perspective, giving insight into the inner workings of theatrical positions as and when I become involved in them. I have just come to the end of my 5 month stint as … More Magnify: Technical Stage Manager