Part-time courses, iPods and Facebook
In this week’s issue of The Stage, we have a guide to part-time performing arts courses around the UK. Whether it’s onstage or backstage, from backstage to professional, there are part-time courses available to suit your needs.
Also this week:
In the Eighties, we were slaves to the album, but these days new CD releases are being given away with newspapers. As artists look to maximise their exposure while customers download their preferences for a fraction of the price of a CD, Fred Dellar explains how the music empire is fighting back
As plays in the West End battle the mighty musicals, Mark Shenton looks at the crisis they face and what hope they have of succeeding
He may be best known as a former Blue Peter presenter, but Peter Duncan has an Olivier nomination under his belt. This year he returns to the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park in two productions, playing the title role in Fantastic Mr Fox and Macduff in Macbeth.
Playwright David Storey, whose In Celebration starring Orlando Bloom is enjoying a revival at the Duke of York’s, talks to Al Senter about his creative days at the Royal Court and his collaborations with director Lindsay Anderson
Liz Thomas talks to TV institution David Jason about his career, from supporting roles to national institution
As the Edinburgh International Festival gears up for its 60th anniversary, Francis Reid recalls the exciting times he spent working backstage at the EIF and fringe
Patrick Newley helps mark Danny La Rue’s 80th birthday with a look back over the entertainer’s career
Columnists this week include:
Ian Herbert on the different approaches to designing theatres taken by two Portuguese towns — and why hiring a big name architect doesn’t guarantee the biggest success
Maria Hodson on the military precision needed for planning a visit to Edinburgh in August
Dear John deals with performing at outdoor festivals away from the ‘safety’ of a theatre
Liz Thomas looks at how TV dramas are expanding onto the internet
Exclusive to The Stage, Dance X vocal coach CeCe Sammy gives her reactions to last week’s first live show
Howard Bird wades his way through proposed EU health and safety regulations on artificial lighting
Patrick Newley on the perils of miscasting
PLUS, we have the first of five weekly competitions to win an exclusive Stage-branded iPod nano.
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