“Never Apologise for Existing on Stage”, and other Lessons from Theatre School

“We’ve had emotional days, and intense days.  There’s no room for ‘I wouldn’t say that’, or ‘I wouldn’t do that’.  A drama degree is naturally going to be stressful.”

On the brink of graduation, preparing for the “next stage”, three University of Sunderland BA Drama students share advice for emerging actors.

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ArtyParti – SunFest 2016 & Changing Lives

Hello, Creatives!  One of my side projects alongside running 99% Perspiration is a weekly radio programme called ArtyParti.  We invite guests to chat about artistic & cultural events in the North East of the UK.

Here’s the latest;

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Zombie Fest

Hello, Creatives!

Tonight at 8pm, “Zombie Fest” arrives at The Point in Sunderland in all its bloody glory, with the unveiling of a new “secret” zombie movie.

It’s written by the Sunderland’s own super-talent that is Terry Deary, writer of Horrible Histories, and promises to be one you don’t want to miss.

And if you want to follow in their (slow, deteriorating) footsteps, the cast and crew are holding a live panel discussion about how to get into independent filmmaking. – You can join them this tomorrow at 2pm.

A couple of my students in one of my classes at the University, Megan Gorman and Rhys Somerville interviewed three of the flick’s actors live on air today, including Bafta winner Stuart Brennan.

But even if you’re not going, their interview is full of gold advice if you’re interested in making movies. (Thanks for that, guys.)


And until next time,

Stay productive, stay awesome!