Category: Theatre

Actors, be yourselves on social media…and other tips

Actors and creatives entering the theatre profession today are likely to maintain a social media presence. So how should you go about it?

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Podcast: Welcome To The Rock

“Welcome to the Rock!” is a behind the curtain peek at what it takes to get a show from a seed of an idea all the way to a Broadway hit.

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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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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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6 tips for learning lines

Learning lines is the bread and butter of any actor, and the question ‘how do you learn them?’ is among the most commonly asked. So here are a few insights… 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 […]

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Startup culture can learn a lot from live theatre

It is all about collaboration, communication and rehearsals.

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