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Get camera-ready – and stay authentic

Get camera-ready – and stay authentic

Screen work requires self-sufficient actors. Once you’ve booked a film job the equivalent of stage rehearsal time will be solitary, so a chance to hone your film acting skills in a small group and see your progress on screen is invaluable. Philip Wolff offers just that over five weeks this autumn in a new intensive
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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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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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Blissed: are you ready for a Random Act?

Blissed: are you ready for a Random Act?

Random Acts of Shakespeare, created by the salon:collective on the streets of London last summer, has just love-bombed Bath Literature Festival with a random riff on the festival theme of Bliss, creating blissful moments at the launch party, among Saturday shoppers and even (why not?) in a traditional Bath Guildhall festival venue.  Rose Turner, one
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King Lear Diaries #2 – Anna Hawkes’ proclaim’d prize

King Lear Diaries #2 – Anna Hawkes’ proclaim’d prize

Anna Hawkes has stepped straight from the salon’s Meisner modules into the treacherous breeches of Oswald, Goneril’s steward and accomplice, in the Darker Purpose production of King Lear which opens on March 6 at The Cockpit. Read Anna’s report from the rehearsal room, then find out how to book your early bird tickets for performances
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King Lear Diaries #1 – Poor Dom’s a-cold

King Lear Diaries #1 – Poor Dom’s a-cold

Dominic Kelly, the salon:collective’s artistic director, has spent seven long years in the wilderness fretting about other people’s performances. Now it’s time for him to get back on the horse, playing Edgar to David Ryall’s Lear in the Darker Purpose’s production which opens on March 6 at The Cockpit. See it by March 13 and
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Have a (Shakespeare) Bite, you know you want to

Have a (Shakespeare) Bite, you know you want to

Booking has opened for the salon’s fourth Shakespeare:Bites course starting March 3 for eight weeks. If your finger’s hovering over that ‘confirm’ key, read what last year’s participants have to say. You might have missed Irene Longworth’s Bites blog, plus Sophie Gateclou Marest tells you what to expect if you sign up for the next
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More treasures for your creative toolkit

More treasures for your creative toolkit

How are your plans to make your dreams come true in 2014 going? Snarled up in Tube strikes and washed out in rainstorms? Get an energy boost from the salon:collective’s artistic collaborators, who reflect on their creative lives in the past and future year. Viv Groskop became a household name last year with her account
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Salon:lab – be part of the story in 2014

Salon:lab – be part of the story in 2014

Salon:lab 2014 will offer even more opportunities and exposure to writers as we take our writer development programme forward and draw audiences and support from a wider network. After four successful events at the Cockpit and Conway Hall in 2013, we are working towards three salon:lab showings of work in April, June and October, almost
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How panto makes magic with us all

How panto makes magic with us all

Lizzie Hughes explains how an ancient English addiction to laughter led her to create the salon:panto, which opens (and closes) on December 15, while some of the cast lift the lid on the top-secret rehearsals. No spoilers, though. The magic of panto is the opportunity to return to childhood: permission to shout at the actors,
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