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Midlands Theatre News | BITA

I recently wrote a post about the extortionate costs that are involved with young people going to drama school in order to fulfil their ambition to one day be on the stage. I expressed my concerns with the amount of money that is spent in order to give themselves a chance of success. You can…

Peter Pan Panto Cast Interviews | The Chuckle Brothers | John Altman | Ross Carpenter

Last week I attended the pantomime launch for the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s panto Peter Pan. I was incredibly excited to be able to interview my childhood heroes The Chuckle Brothers. They are starring alongside John Altman, most famous for playing Nick Cotton in Eastenders and the ever so talented Ross Carpenter. Peter Pan is running…

Live Blogging | Summer in Southside

18:25 Bruce Airhead generating an uproar of laughter with his hilarious comedy sketch. He invites up young boy Jonathan to assist him and he improvised along brilliantly. Another different and quirky act that the crowd adore here at Summer in Southside. 17:22 HUGE crowds gather for Whip Lash who perform Skate Naked, a mixture dangerous stunts and crazy situation. Both humour…

August Bank Holiday | Summer in Southside

Summer in Southside is an annual event presented by The Birmingham Hippodrome which brings free street performances to Southside such as circus, dance and theatre. Across and around the Hippodrome square, Hurst Street and The Arcadian, plenty of free fun and performances will be available for anyone to come and enjoy. The perfect chance to come and enjoy…

Is The Cost of Drama School Putting too much Financial Pressure on Young Aspiring Actors?

If you flip through the pages of your theatre programmes, whether it is a musical or a stage play, each actor’s headshot and information clearly states which drama school they received training from. Many of the same drama schools pop up, Arts Educational School, Guildford School of Acting, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Bird College…