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Blog: Radical productions are breathing new life into classic plays

Recent adaptations including Julie, Yerma and Oresteia  have brought our dramatic canon bang up to date

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Ian McKellen wows audience after Lear leg injury

The veteran actor staged an impromptu Q&A session when a performance of King Lear was cancelled

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Tallulah Brown: 'Songlines takes us back to our roots'

As the Edinburgh Fringe opens, we talk to the multi-talented writer of Songlines, a new play featuring music by her band Trills

The concept of 'gig theatre', or plays with songs, has been rising...

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6 tips for new drama students

Some pointers from the Curtain Call team to get the most out of your drama school experience.

Starting drama school, as many have done this month, is a daunting moment. It's the beginning of a...

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Andy Nyman: How to survive as an actor

In our new extract from Andy Nyman's book The Golden Rules of Acting, he shares his top tips for survival as an actor. 

In our new extract from Andy Nyman's must-read book The Golden Rules of  ...

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10 of the best: Shakespeare monologues for auditions

We round up 10 of our favourite Shakespeare speeches (5 male characters, 5 female), including a few hidden gems

There are numerous options when it comes to selecting a Shakespeare monologue for...

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6 essential tips for How to learn 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...

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10 top tips for resting actors

Read our advice to actors for making the most of rest periods. If approached in the right way, they can be fantastic opportunities.

If you find yourself between acting jobs struggling to stay...

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7 tips for first read-throughs

First read-throughs (or 'table reads') are a nerve-wracking time in the rehearsal process. Read our top tips for surviving them.

First read-throughs (or 'table reads') are a nerve-wracking time in...

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Audition Tips for actors: the golden rules

Andy Nyman's book The Golden Rules of Acting is a goldmine of advice. In this extract, Andy shares his tips for making sure you nail those all-important auditions.

Andy Nyman's book The Golden...

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