Tuesday, 28 September 2010
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Monday, 27 September 2010
I Have Been Thinking ...
My last post was a bit ominous I must say! Apolagies! I was fliming in a lift and just thought the set was pretty special so I thought I would share it with you all!
Anyway .... Thinking .....!
Ah yes. I have been thinking about my blog and what it needs right now. And, I think I have come up with a solution. I think it would be a super idea to have a guest blogger once a week! Do you agree? I think it would be a great way to make "An Actors Blog" a more exciting place to be. Plus it will liven things up a little. You won't just hear my ramblings and so on. You would get here others opinions and views on things. In fact you could be the guess blogger! I am excited already at just the thought of it!
How do you think this idea sounds?
Would you like to be a guest blogger? You could blog about anything! If you are an artist and want to show off your work, you can! If you just merely want to express yourself, you can!
Let me know and hit me with some ideas! It would be really great to get this going! :-)
Thursday, 9 September 2010
Today Is One Of Those Days ...
One of those days ... You know the kind, the kind where you just cannot think of anything to write or talk about. Oh man! Think it is a lazy brain day. Never good as I need to perk up a little I'm due in a school at 1 with a drama project/lesson to deliver. Can't really afford to be a lazy bones whilst doing that now can I? Nopey!
Ah, just thought! BOOGIE NIGHTS is fast fast fast approaching! October the 5th to the 9th at Wolverhamptons Grand Theatre. If you fancy coming down or up to see it and support let me know. It would be great to see loads of familiar faces there. Come and see me in a fine fine fine wig making an utter tit out of myself in the name of art!
Right so there we go I have muttered and murmered away for the day! Catch you all tomorrow when hopefully my rantsd and raves will be more readable and fun!
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
This Is England 86
I don't know about you but tonight is a night that I have been waiting for, for a very long time. Tonight is the night that "This Is England 86" is screened and to say that I am looking forward to it has got to be the understatement of the week! I am literally on the edge of my seat with excitement! Infact this week along is going to be a cracking week of tele if you ask me. Well, on channel 4 it is anyway. It's Shane Meadows week. Christ! What a week!
I was very fortunate to train with the ITV Television Workshop when I was growing up but not so fortunate that I trained in Birmingham and not Nottingham as the cast of This Is England is made up of ITV Television Workshop members from Nottingham. Oh :-( So seeing this on the big screen is pretty special for me. Each and every one of the cast are superb. They fully deserve all the credit they are getting. The film was just something that can't be described. It was magic so Im sure that 86 is going to be tremendous too.
You may not agree with me. And ... That's cool if you don't.
But I cannot wait! Best of luck guys!
Monday, 6 September 2010
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Auditions!
AUDITIONS to join screaminvoiceyouththeatre.
All existing members must re-audition to be part of the company for our forthcoming production of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.
We are seeking new and enthusiastic members aged 7 - 18 with a keen interest in performance to form the two sections of our cast - the junior company and senior company.
Successful auditionees will be placed in the group most appropriate to their age, experience and ability.
All young people who wish to audition must email firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions to cast the show will take place the following week for those who are successful at securing a place in the youth theatre.
screaminvoiceyouththeatre is run by Urban Voice Limited and funded by Pool Hayes Arts & Community College.
The youth theatre is now entering it's fifth year and is dedicated to giving young people in Willenhall, Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas the chance to develop performance skills, knowledge and understanding whilst offering rich and diverse opportunities to perform.
We strive to create new and innovative productions of the highest possible standard.
For more information please email email@example.com