Over the course of 2011, The Stage will be offering a grand total of 20 scholarships, awarding nearly £300,000 worth of training in disciplines across the performing arts. Full details and application forms will be announced throughout the year, but in this week’s issue you can see a summary of all the scholarships on offer. Plus, application forms for the Sylvia Young Theatre School and Greasepaint scholarships are included in this week’s paper.
And we complement the announcement of the Greasepaint scholarship with a special section dedicated to costume and make-up. Wig and make-up expert Sandra O’Brien and stylist Jackie Crier give their tips on getting on in the industry, and we also look ahead to the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show which takes place later this month.
Also in this week’s issue of The Stage:
Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy is the latest pop star to have his musical staged. He tells Mark Shenton why Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons appealed
Louise Jeffreys, director of programming at the Barbican, talks to Natalie Woolman about encouraging audiences to experience new art forms and why she believes the economy may offer opportunities for change
As Holiday on Ice brings its latest show to the UK, Douglas McPherson discovers that there is more to the company’s successful 67-year history than Lycra, sequins and ostrich feathers
North London’s Arcola Theatre has a new home - in a former paint factory. So it’s fitting that its next show is about an artist, writes Nick Smurthwaite
Mark Shenton examines how the figures stack up behind the claims of box office triumphs in the West End and on Broadway this winter
Dear John: What tips from 2010 can help my career as I enter 2011?
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