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Shout out for voice maestro Dewi Hughes

Shout out for voice maestro Dewi Hughes

The salon:collective’s finance director and a third of the partnership behind our operations, Dewi Hughes is also full time head of voice at Drama Studio London and his workshops and courses for the salon are always in demand. In November he’ll offer a short course as an introduction to his new modular course starting in January. 
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Nail that audition: the ten golden rules

Nail that audition: the ten golden rules

Casting Shakespeare, one of The salon:collective’s most popular courses, starts again on August 25. Lizzie Conrad Hughes, who knows everything there is to know about being audition-ready, has helped many actors find the perfect Shakespeare monologue for their casting and deliver their best work. More details here, and student testimonials below, but first read Lizzie’s guide to
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New in salon:lab: Mike Elliston coaxes Peru out of its shell

New in salon:lab: Mike Elliston coaxes Peru out of its shell

The next salon:lab season kicked off on May 16. The writers we’re working with until June 2 when they show their latest pieces to an audience are Rosanna Lyne, Clive Walker and Mike Elliston. Meet them all here, catch up with their salon:lab experience and peek behind the studio doors with  photographer Law Turner  The readings from the current
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Inside Shakespeare Bites: respect for ASMs

Inside Shakespeare Bites: respect for ASMs

    For drama students Daniel Murphy and Sarah Clift, recruited through our connection with Cornwall College, joining the Shakespeare Bites company for Get Thee a Good Husband as ASMs and ensemble players was a chance to put theory into practice. Daniel charts his relationship with The salon:collective since Twelfth Night in summer 2012 while Sarah shares
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Inside Shakespeare Bites: the audience awaits

Inside Shakespeare Bites: the audience awaits

The fourth Shakespeare:Bites course’s final performance, Get Thee A Good Husband, is now a reality. As blogger Bridget Randolph and colleagues reach  The Cockpit stage, how has the previous weeks’ training paid off? Don’t miss the show (6pm Sunday April 27th): Book your tickets here Photographs by Camilla Greenwell   Week 8: eat your heart out, Barbra Streisand It’s hard to
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Bailey’s Feaster Egg Hunt: the salon goes Rococo

Bailey’s Feaster Egg Hunt: the salon goes Rococo

Easter isn’t the most stylish of holidays: all those sticky fingers, sugar highs and unreliable weather. But the grown-up Easter celebrations created by The salon:collective for Baileys at Harvey Nichols are sophisticated as well as fun and frothy. Our actors entice guests into the Queen’s boudoir, put them through their courtly paces and teach them the
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On the Ropes: stand up and fight like hell

On the Ropes: stand up and fight like hell

On the Ropes, The salon:collective’s first immersive theatre project, commissioned by Theatre Delicatessen for its SPACED 2014 project, proved to be a transformational experience for the cast and audience alike. Rowan Winter, one of nine actors who stepped into a boxing ring to explore the pain, pathos and pleasure of contemporary relationships, explains what happened
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King Lear Diaries #3 – life in the round by Michael Luke Walsh

King Lear Diaries #3 – life in the round by Michael Luke Walsh

In the pre-production frenzy it’s easy to forget that everything changes with the addition of the audience, who make it all happen as much as the actors. After a week of the Darker Purposes production, Michael Luke Walsh, playing Edmund, reflects on how theatre in the round helps everyone to live truthfully in imaginary circumstances.
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Salon:lab – see it and hear it

Salon:lab – see it and hear it

With the next crew of salon:lab writers waiting in the wings for the 2014 season (reading of three new works scheduled for June 2), last year’s participants are enjoying the benefits of their script development work. Three of the 2013 writers started the year by working on audio adaptation of their salon:lab pieces. Bonnie Adair
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Fight call: On the Ropes opens March 17

Fight call: On the Ropes opens March 17

Get ringside from March 17 for The salon:collective’s bold and boisterous immersive theatre project, commissioned by Theatre Delicatessen for its SPACED 2014 festival. Nine actors, a boxing ring and seven-minute bouts of no-holds-barred improvisation add up to an unforgettable audience experience, especially as they can bid for how they want each couple’s story to proceed.
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