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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

Interview with Manchester Actor Lucas Smith

Ahead of our Surviving Actors convention in Manchester on October 22nd, we caught up with Manchester based actor Lucas Smith to give us a bit of an insight what it’s like being a performer up... more

10 Ways To Get Cheap Tickets And See More Theatre.

Looking after the Honest Actors Podcast and Blog is a full-time job for me at the minute, particularly now that series 2 is up and running, but I still do my best to go to as much theatre as possible. It’s... more

Surviving Actors Manchester Gets Set For Their Last Northern Expo!

Surviving Actors Manchester started alongside the BBC – heading North to accommodate a booming industry of creatives based in and around Manchester.  We feel proud that we’ve been able to bring Surviving... more

Feature Film Open Casting Call – Surviving Actors Manchester

Sign Up Now! Surviving Actors Manchester is fast approaching and we are excited to announce that, amongst the fabulous things on offer throughout the day, there will be an open casting call for a feature... more

Surviving Actors’ Touring Survival Guide

At some point in your career you may well find yourself on tour. Whether you’re in a whacking great Number 1 tour of a big glitzy musical, or a rural tour of Norfolk doing TIE, being on the road for long... more

Why you should join the Spotlight Challenge…

by Jonathan Harden As I write, and perhaps as you read, the Olympics are on the telly in the background. A British athlete – Andrew Butchart - has just qualified for the final of the 5,000m (5k to me and... more

Edinburgh Fringe Survival Tips

It’s the biggest, baddest, wonderfullest, weirdest, wackiest fest of them all- it’s Edfringe! The festival opens next week with another programme stuffed to the gills with theatre, comedy, cabaret, dance... more

Tips for Recording Your First Voicereel

As an actor, one must have a toolkit. Just as a builder has hammers, spanners and nails, an actor has a show reel, head shots and a voice reel. We’ve put together a great guide in the Surviving Actors Manual... more

How To Grow Your Reach On Twitter

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Being a good actor is no longer enough - in the digital age, you need to have a good following as well. Having a strong presence on social media websites is imperative, so here we have some top tips to help... more