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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Dear West End Producer: ‘Has ‘the pre-show’ had its day?’ by @westendproducer

Has ‘the preshow’ finally had its day? Actor’s seem to hate them, the audience often look uncomfortable, does anyone other than the

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Dear West End Producer: ‘Is it possible to have a rehearsal where the performers sit in something other than a circle?’ by @westendproducer

Can we do rehearsals sat in various geometric shapes other than the time honoured, but widely overrated circle in future, please. It

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Dear West End Producer: ‘What is the best biscuit to dunk during rehearsals?’ by @westendproducer

What is the best biscuit to dunk during rehearsal? Asking for a friend 😂 discounting soggy biscuit — Michael Luxton (@JefferyCupcakes) January

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Dear West End Producer: ‘What opportunities are there if I can dance but not sing?’ by @westendproducer

What opportunities out there for a Scottish billy Elliot lookalike that can dance but not sing 😂 — Jay Robertson (@JayRobe69536916) January

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Dear West End Producer: ‘What are the dos and don’ts for successfully networking with creatives?’ by @westendproducer

What are the do’s and don’ts to successfully networking with creatives? (Asking for a friend, #dear ) — James Lorcan (@james_lorcan) January

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Dear West End Producer: ‘What are your new year’s resolutions for actors in 2020?’ by @westendproducer

New Year resolutions for actors? — Rob Copeland (@Rob_Copeland) January 3, 2020 New year’s resolutions. These can be wonderfully motivating, and also

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘How necessary is it for aspiring directors to have an MA to break into the industry?’ by @westendproducer

For directors: how necessary is an MA these days? — Lou VOTE LABOUR Corbyn 🌹 (@loucorben) October 22, 2019 My dear, I

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘Casting directors send out audition material and then you’re not tested on it – what do you do?’ by @westendproducer

What do you do if you have to learn 2 speeches, a song, be familiar with 70 pages of script and work

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘It’s been said it’s nigh impossible to make a living as a musical theatre writer – do you agree?’ by @westendproducer

It’s been said that it’s nigh impossible to make a living as a musical theatre writer – do you agree? @Lin_Manuel —

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘Isn’t it disgusting the way the tabloids deem actors’ other jobs newsworthy?’ by @westendproducer

Actors are lucky. They get to do fun things for a living. They get to wear costumes, travel, film in exotic locations,

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘How do I keep drama school monologues fresh?’ by @westendproducer

How to keep monologues for drama school fresh and alive? Best tips for bringing your imaginary scene partner to life, so much

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Dear West End Producer: Is there really no business like showbusiness? Or for actors, is it more business now than show? by @westendproducer

Is there really no business like show business? Is it really still a show business? Or for performers is it more business

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘I was once told I was too fat for the industry – do you believe this is fair?’ by @westendproducer

I was once told whilst training that I was too fat for the industry – do you believe this to be fair?

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘What’s the best way to make a first impression in a voice-over audition?’ by @westendproducer

What’s the best way to make a bold first impression with a voice over audition? — Robert Barclay (@bertiebarclay) September 10, 2019

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘How do you put on your own work if you don’t have any money?’ by @westendproducer

Putting on your own work is a fabulous platform to showcase yourself. However, finance does come into the equation; ie Theatre hire,

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘How can other writers find their Willy – and how did you lose yours in the first place?’ by @westendproducer

How can other writers find their willy (and how come you lost yours in the first place)? — Anthony Walker-Cook (@AntWalker_Cook) August

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Dear West End Producer: How many recalls would you consider suitable? by @westendproducer

how many recalls is suitable https://t.co/PwBI6Genoh — Andrew Lawden (@tobe2b) August 21, 2019 That entirely depends on the type of production and

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘If an actor is touring in a show, do they have to arrange their own transport and accommodation?’ by @westendproducer

If an actor is touring in a show do they have to arrange their own transport and accommodation? And do they get

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘How has your first week at Edinburgh Festival Fringe gone?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer – how has your first week at Edinburgh festival fringe gone? #dear — westendproducer (@westendproducer) August 7, 2019 What a good

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘What should you do if you don’t have the money for headshots or a showreel?’ by @westendproducer

You get them done as cheaply as possible. While I admire many photographers’ skills, I never really understand why some of them

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘In the musical of Brexit, which actor would you cast to play Boris Johnson?’ by @westendproducer

In the musical of Brexit, which actor would you cast to play Boris Johnson? — Pippa Beckwith (@PippaBeckwith) July 23, 2019 I

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘What are the best tips for building relationships in the industry?’ by @westendproducer

@westendproducer What are the best tips and tricks to building relationships in The Industry, besides buying everyone you see at press night

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘What is a theatre influencer (and should we care)?’ by @westendproducer

What is a theatre influencer (and should we care?)? #dear — Anthony Walker-Cook (@AntWalker_Cook) July 2, 2019 An influencer is someone who

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘Should I turn down commercial castings in which I’m made to dance like a freak for media folk?’ by @westendproducer

Should one turn down commercial castings with a certain casting director as everytime one goes to a certain casting office they are

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘Would making unproduced scripts available online be a better system than submitting scripts?’ by @westendproducer

Theatre peeps – directors, producers, writers: what if unproduced/available #scripts were accessible online? Could #tech make genuine artistic connections, or is the

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘Should I do ‘big’ monologues for auditions (Lady Macbeth, Fleabag, Victoria Wood) or obscure ones?’ by @westendproducer

Is it a good idea to do “big” monologues for auditions (e.g. Hamlet, Lady Macbeth, Fleabag, anything Victoria Wood), or better to

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘I am an actor. But I also direct, write and produce. Would it be better to tick just one box?’ by @westendproducer

I am actor. But I also direct, write and produce. Does the biz get on with you better if you just stick

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘Is it ever too late to train as an actor?’ by @westendproducer

Is it ever too late to train as an actor ? — ScotswomaninCatalonia (@JINTY1B) June 4, 2019 It’s never too late to

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘If you are understudying an actor who is never off, how can you go on?’ by @westendproducer

Dear @westendproducer if you were an actor who was understudying for a role and you wanted to go on in that role

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘Are castings that ask actors to shave their heads unfair?’ by @westendproducer

Dear @dearjohnbyrne [email protected] When actors get castings that include… “has to be willing to shave his/her head” I can’t be the only

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Dear West End Producer: ‘How do you maintain your identity when you aren’t working in the arts?’ by @westendproducer

Darker question perhaps: “How do you deal with struggling with your identity when you aren’t working in the Arts for whatever reason?”

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