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Success as an actor starts today…

What have you done today? We are now in the second half of 2017, so if you are not in the position you want to be, you need to take action. I want you to run through your day in your head and have a... more

Why I Left Acting…

I didn’t “give up” on acting. I chose to leave it. This is an important distinction I have been trying to make to friends and family for the last 5 years since I left the industry. I’m sad to say that... more

No Drama School? No Problem!

The Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA) takes a fresh look at training for the film and television industry.  With traditional drama schools only just beginning to add screen acting... more

What to Wear to an Audition

Right this is a tricky issue- always has been, always will be. You’ll hear over and over again that casting directors make assumptions and decisions about you based on your first five seconds in the audition... more

Nicky’s Advice For Actors

Christmas suddenly feels a distance memory and 2017 is galloping by at quite a pace.  How's it going for you so far? Did you set any resolutions and if so, how are they working out? I am a huge believer in... more

Highlights of Surviving Actors February 2017

The New Year has officially kicked off and here at Surviving Actors it’s all systems go preparing for our London event on Saturday 4th February! This year looks set to be bigger and better than ever... more

Open Casting Call News – Surviving Actors 2017

Surviving Actors London is just around the corner, and we are super excited to announce, that on top of all the other exciting things happening throughout the day, there is going to be an open casting call... more

A Gift Guide for Actors!

Deck the halls, pull the crackers and get ready to jingle all the way, it’s officially the most wonderful time of the year! Here at Surviving Actors we’ve pulled together a little gift guide for all those... more

Working as a Freelance Drama Teacher whilst Acting

Not only is teaching rewarding, but also the pay is great: on average £25 an hour. Actors tend to make great freelance drama teachers; charisma, good people skills and an ability to improvise are all... more

Sing Out Louise: Tips for a Career in Musical Theatre by the pros!

You nailed the dance audition, sang the pants off your up-tempo number, and after five recalls and a lot of waiting, you got the part in a West End show! You’re set for life, right? Actually, now the hard... more