This is one of those blogs when I tell you disparately about several things. There’s no connection between them so I shall not make any spurious attempt to contrive one. First, there’s a free training opportunity in Dorset on Tuesday April 3rd 10.30am-4.30pm at Lighthouse, Poole. It’s called Drama School for a Day and is an opportunity for any young person (16+) from anywhere in the country to sample the training which Dorset School of Acting (DSA) can offer. Because DSA did this so successfully last year, WAVE arts it is funding it again to offer a free taste of life at drama school.
“We’ll be providing classes in acting, dance, voice and singing with a Q & A session with us at the end,” DSA co-principal Laura Roxburgh tells me. “People who are interested need to contact us direct to book a place on 01202 922675 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s totally free but places are limited.”
Second, at Perform 12 earlier this month I caught up with Philip Short, Course Director at KSA Performing Arts, a school I visited at its Beckenham base about three years ago.