Category: Blog

It’s been a sh*tstorm… let’s make sure next year isn’t.

There’s no easy way to put it, and we are all living it – this year has been monumental, especially for freelancers. As we gear up (or down) for a highly unusual festive period and hurry on the exit of 2020, let us be mindful of each other and take our learnings forward to be […]

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Christmas – a time to reflect but also to rejoice

We’re celebrating Christmas and the drawing to an end of a tumultuous year (off you go 2020) with a trip down memory lane. Exploring some of our favourite shows and exclusive images in partnership with the Freelancers Make Theatre Work Advent Calendar. Words by John Schwab and Photography by Matt Humphrey. A Christmas Carol By […]

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Filming During a Global Pandemic

Curtain Call’s co-founder, John Schwab, has recently begun filming in Prague, and reflects on one of the safest sets he has ever experienced. I’m just wrapping up on the first of two blocks of shooting for a returning series and am sitting in the trailer feeling extremely grateful to just be working again. It’s made […]

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10 of the best: Tom Stoppard quotes

His glittering career includes over 30 plays, from his 1966 breakthrough Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead to his most recent philosophical head-scratcher The Hard Problem. Here are some of our favourite quotes from his work. 1. “Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.” (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) 2. “If we can’t […]

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10 tips for Theatre Design Graduates

What do I do when I finish my studies? How do I get my first job? What type of work should I look for? What about my personal projects? These are all very common questions when you are coming to the end of your studies – don’t fear, you are not alone. Curtain Call recently assembled […]

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10 of the best: Theatre superstitions

You can’t work in the theatre industry for long without encountering one of these long-held superstitions 1. ‘Break a leg’ Saying ‘break a leg’ rather than ‘good luck’ before a performance is de rigueur for theatre pros. One origin of the phrase is the idea that when you take a bow, you break the line […]

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Everyone working in theatre deserves proper credit

Curtain Call’s co-founders on why everyone working in theatre deserves to take a bow In a previously published article, The Stage asked why actors and crew are rarely given proper credit for their work.  Actor Paul Clayton highlighted that at the end of TV programmes, the credits are typically shrunk to an unreadable size, while few theatres […]

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Startup culture can learn a lot from live theatre

This is a question that has been weighing on a lot of people’s minds over the past few weeks since theatres, venues and studios around the globe closed down.

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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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