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‘F**k the critics’ – remembering the pithy advice of agent Peggy Ramsay

For hot young playwrights in the 1960s and 1970s, the most sought-after agent was Peggy Ramsay. In her prime, her client list included Joe Orton, Alan Ayckbourn, David Hare, Christopher … Continue reading

07/07/2018 · 2 Comments

Quote • KATHLEEN TURNER • Auditions

What’s your best advice for auditions? Be brave, risk it. What I tell my students is, if you go through an audition and they say, ‘No, but thank you very much’, … Continue reading

06/28/2018 · 6 Comments

Quote • PATTI Lu PONE • ‘Stunt’ Casting

“I’ve seen terrible performances by stage actors and I’ve seen brilliant performances by film actors coming to the stage, but it’s when an actor tries to legitimise themselves without having … Continue reading

04/13/2018 · 2 Comments

Quote • LYN GARDNER • Audiences

There is an undoubted pleasure in watching a classic play unfold to an unknowing audience. I once saw Hedda Gabler in a regional theatre where it was clear from the … Continue reading

02/26/2018 · 4 Comments

Can only rich kids afford drama tuition today? | Features | The Stage

Two years ago, drama lost its status as a foundation subject in the secondary school national curriculum, meaning it no longer has to be taught as a subject in it’s … Continue reading

10/15/2016 · 1 Comment

Quote • DILLIE KEANE • Journalists

‘Another journalistic piece of idiocy is, “Where do you get your ideas from, then?” It’s the use of the word ‘then’ that shows you how lazy their preparations were. I … Continue reading

06/09/2015 · Leave a comment

David Morrissey: Having talent isn’t enough to make it as an actor | Opinion | The Stage

Originally posted on The Stage There has been a lot of chatter recently about “posh” actors. Are there too many of them? Have they had it too easy? Are actors who … Continue reading

04/30/2015 · Leave a comment

Quote • The Actor and the Tart • Joss Ackland

‘Did I ever tell you about the old actor that spent the night with a tart? In the morning he stands in front of the mirror and adjusts his cravat as the … Continue reading

06/11/2014 · Leave a comment