It’s audition time, here’s some final preparation notes……….Good Luck

Tips for Auditions (Taken from Acting in London) 1. Never ever be late.Make sure to never be late for your audition. Showing up right on time is late already — be there at least 15-30 mins in advance (you have lines to learn!) 2. No more apologies, for anything. Committing yourself to whatever you want to perform is showing your courage, so stay with it and do not apologise for whatever mistake you might make. 3. You’re there to perform. You’ve been invited to the audition — not forced to get there — as a guest. Come, do your job … Continue reading It’s audition time, here’s some final preparation notes……….Good Luck

Theatre “Characterisation” #bigtopbeauty #bradford #pantomime 

The word “Characterisation” makes me squirm! “Ok, so who are you? Tell me about your character blah blah blah”.  It’s not for me at all! So our first rehearsal tonight for Big Top Beauty and the Beast what do we do…….. characterisation. Basically tonight’s rehearsal was a question and answer session with people I hardly knew in regards to my pantomime character Russell. I was asked questions such as who are my parents? How old am I?, and who’s my best friend in the circus? I thought, shit, I don’t actually know the answer to any of these questions! So … Continue reading Theatre “Characterisation” #bigtopbeauty #bradford #pantomime 

Calamity Jane reflections

Well its 1 week since Calamity Jane finished. Firstly it was great going to back to Bradford Players after missing their last few shows, and after 6 months of rehearsals i really felt back in the Players family. Meeting and working Adam the MD was great, i enjoyed the chorus rehearsals even though i wasn’t in many of them, his enthusiasm was infectious. It was nice to get back working with Giles the Director. My first show with Giles was Mack and Mabel back in 2010  and he was a pleasure to work with again. Finally the Choreographer (my wife) … Continue reading Calamity Jane reflections

Calamity Jane opening night..

Well we’ve finally arrived at Deadwood, tonight is opening night. I am playing Francis Fryer its going to be whip crackingly fabulous. Bradford Playhouse 4 Chapel Street, BD15DL City of Bradford Click here for tickets or call 01274 800415 ‘Calam’ dresses like a man, totes a gun and drives the Deadwood City stagecoach. Well-meaning, but disaster-prone, she tries to help the local saloon proprietor out of a jam by promising to fetch a music-hall star from Chicago. A hilarious comedy, it nevertheless has many tender moments and some very famous numbers, including “Secret Love”, “Black Hills Of Dakota, “Deadwood Stage” and “Windy … Continue reading Calamity Jane opening night..