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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

West End Producer’s A to Z of drama schools by @westendproducer

The Stage’s beloved agony aunt presents a humorous guide to everything that drama schools have to offer A is for acting. This

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘My agent has found me nothing for four months. Should I switch agents?’ by @westendproducer

I have been with my agent for 4 months and had no auditions. Do I wait it out? Leave & find another

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘Is is right that you can be taught how to say the words but not how to act?’ by @westendproducer

Who has the real right to teach how act ? you can teach some one to say words but not how to

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘Is it permissible to keep my lines pasted to the inside of an umbrella for damp performances? by @westendproducer

is it permissible to keep my lines pasted to the inside of an umbrella for those damp performances? — JEFF MAKOR (@MAKORMAN)

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘What’s the absolute biggest no-no to avoid during an audition?’ by @westendproducer

What’s the absolute biggest no-no to avoid during an audition? — Amanda Turner (@_claireellasmum) July 18, 2017 It’s generally a good idea

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘How many emails, letters or death threats do I need to send to get seen for a casting?’ by @westendproducer

How many emails/letters/death threats do I need to send someone before they see me for a casting? Perpetually bugging people for work.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘Does getting jealous of other people’s success make me a terrible person?’ by @westendproducer

Does the fact that I get jealous of other people’s success make me a terrible person who deserves no happiness? Be honest.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘What are the dos and don’ts of an end of contract party?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer What are the do’s and don’ts of an end of contract/tour company party? #Dear — Thomas Mitchells (@IAmTomMitchells) July 4, 2017

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘How can a new theatre company make its first show at Edinburgh a success?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer how can a new theatre company make their first show at the Edinburgh Fringe a success? #dear — Freya Sharp (@FREYALSHARP)

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘How do actors perform in this heat?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer – how do actors perform in this heat? Any tips? Thanks. #dear — Jason Marks (@JasonMarksRik) June 21, 2017 Actors have

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘Is it acceptable to be asked my age in an audition?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer opinions on actors being asked their age in auditions? Frowned upon or down right unacceptable? — Rachel Harper (@Rachel__Harper) June 8,

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘Will a reality TV gig get me work in commercial theatre?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer Is it better to go on a load of “reality TV shows” to get work in commercial theatre than go to

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘Is a musical theatre or acting course best for a varied career?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer Musical theatre vs straight acting courses? Which is the best foundation for a varied career? — josh silverlock (@JoshSilverlock) May 11,

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Dear West End Producer: How do I avoid getting dazzled by stage lights and falling over furniture? by @westendproducer

@westendproducer Stage Lighting, always fascinates me. How do actors manage not being dazzled and fall into props or off the stage? —

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Dear West End Producer: What’s your advice for drama school auditions by @westendproducer

@westendproducer any advice you have about auditioning for drama school for the first time? Thank you #dear #monologuesarekillingme — Katie Ann Hunter

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘What is the best way to contact agents?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer do you have any advice on contacting agents? what to say… invites to shows… It’s that time of year!! 😫 #dear

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘Should I study the dark arts to get a part in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer @TheStage Should they add the Dark Arts to drama Studies now?… maybe it might help getting a part in HP —

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘Help! Which top should I wear for a new headshot?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer Do you have any tips for coping with the stress of choosing which tops to wear for a new set of

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘What is the best way to get cheap seats at the theatre?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer @TheStage What is the best way to get ‘filler’ seats on opening nights. And must you be young and pretty to

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘What is this fabled fourth wall, and where is it?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer @TheStage I often hear of a fabled “fourth wall”. Can you explain what it is, where it is & why it

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘Should eating in theatres be banned’ by @westendproducer

@reverbe ‘Do you agree there should be no eating in theatre, unless you can scoff it quietly in seconds?’ While I agree that

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘Has Twitter forced actors to become brands?’ by @westendproducer

#Dear @westendproducer: has social media forced actors to be a ‘brand’ aiming for celebrity rather than be appreciated for their talent? —

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘Is it wise to engage on social media before an audition?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer @TheStage how much if at all do you think it’s wise to engage on social media before an audition ? —

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘Do casting directors watch showreels? Are they useful?’ by @westendproducer

Dear @westendproducer how actually useful are showreels? Can they get you jobs/auditions? Do casting agents/directors watch them? — Luke Dale (@_lukedale) February

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Dear West End Producer: ‘I’m a young northern actor moving to London – how can I make friends and influence people?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer @TheStage I’m a young northern actor making the move to London; So how to make friends and influence people? So how?

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

West End Producer’s 2017 predictions by @westendproducer

What will the new year hold for you? West End Producer gazes into his crystal ball… Capricorn (December 22-January 19) The alignment

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Friday, October 28, 2016

West End Producer: 10 things they won’t teach you at drama school by @westendproducer

Our beloved ‘agony aunt’ West End Producer tells you everything you need to know about working in theatre… 1. You won’t make much

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Dear West End Producer: ‘Might the fact no one can pronounce my real name properly be a good thing?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer @TheStage Do I need a stage name, or might the fact that no one can pronounce it properly be a good

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Dear West End Producer: What’s the theatrical equivalent of Rio 2016? by @westendproducer

@westendproducer @TheStage now that #Rio2016 has finished and with such drama at times, what are the Theatrical equivalent of the Olympics? —

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Dear West End Producer: Do all drama schools provide sufficient training, or should you attend one of the top five? by @westendproducer

Dear @westendproducer. Do all drama schools provide sufficient training, or should you attend the top 5? RADA, Lamda, BOVTS, Guildhall, CSSD —

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Dear West End Producer: ‘I’ve got a six-show weekender. Will I get like-for-like showpants if the elastic snaps?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer @TheStage showpants – always wondered do you get like for like if the elastic snaps? 6 show weekender? — (((Shobna Gulati)))

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