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Trust Me…We’ll Be Fine

The return of musicals to the West End was a welcome distraction from “doom and gloom” news reports of the live events industries we see on our television screens. The walk from Charing Cross to Oxford Circus is a journey I have made plenty of times. Why go on the Tube when you can walk […]

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#WeMakeEvents Global Photo Gallery

On Wednesday 30 September, hundreds of thousands of events professionals from around the world took part in a series of global activations to draw attention to the events industry. Here’s a selection of our favourite shots. To listen to our podcast with the #WeMakeEvents organisers click here Find out more about how you can help […]

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We Stand As One

Freelancers and companies in the events industry from over 27 countries will stand as one in a global day of action A powerful movement and worldwide campaign organised by #WeMakeEvents shows just how talented, efficient and impactful the events industry is. Curtain Call is proud to stand with them, as we raise awareness of the […]

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It’s Time for a change

We are at a once in a century moment.  This year has highlighted long-term trends and systemic issues within our culture and society. The pandemic has been a massive pause button for the entertainment and events industries and this time has provoked a lot of analysis and, hopefully, change.  As self-employed freelancers and artists we […]

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5 life hacks from skateboarding we could all use

Being freelance is difficult – it takes perseverance, creativity, self belief and innovation. So does skateboarding, so let’s learn from it. Over the last 5 years of growing our startup Curtain Call, I have often thought about what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and tried to draw parallels with other passions – like skateboarding. […]

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Why Theatre is the Most Collaborative Art-form

Curtain Call’s founders on the importance of collaboration in theatre, and how it motivated them to start a company dedicated to connecting everyone who works in the industry.   Although the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the creative industries to their knees, it must be said that the theatre community is like no other – it brings […]

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10 top tips for “resting” actors

If approached in the right way, “resting” can be a fantastic opportunity. Let’s face it, there aren’t a lot of acting opportunities out there at the moment.  But that doesn’t mean that actors don’t need to keep their skills and their minds sharp.  With lockdown keeping a lot of actors not only just out of […]

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10 of the most beautiful outdoor theatres

With Covid-19 keeping theatres shut for the foreseeable future, we look back to visit our favourite outdoor theatres from around the world. We round up some of our favourite outdoor theatres, both in the UK and around the world.  1. Shakespeare’s Globe No list of outdoor theatres would be complete without The Globe, rebuilt by Sam Wanamaker […]

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Anton Ego: ‘A great artist can come from anywhere’

The critic from Ratatouille delivers an uplifting, knock-out speech at the end of the film that is always worth revisiting – especially in this trying time when artists are leaving creative industries…possibly for good.   One of the greatest speeches about criticism comes from a surprising source: The 2007 Pixar animation Ratatouille, about a rat who […]

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More Shakespeare monologues for auditions

Another round-up of Shakespeare monologues for men and women If you’re looking for more inspiration to find that perfect classical monologue, look no further and get read to brush up your Shakespeare!   1. Lady Macbeth, Macbeth Act 1 Scene 5 First line: “They met me in the day of success” Good for: Action Lady Macbeth […]

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