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Acting, Culture, Edinburgh Fringe

Edfringe Feels

In just over a month I will be hitting the heady, wonderful world of Edinburgh Fringe with my own show, Katie Brennan’s Quarter-Life Crisis. EXCITING INNIT! I’ve been up to my eyeballs in prep, so I thought I’d pen a quick post to give you a wee update on how it’s going! Ten years ago I made my first trip up to Edinburgh Fringe with Year Out Drama Company to perform as a drunk lord in a production of The Tempest (and to perform as a real-life drunk lord on the  ...

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Low Pay/No Pay Acting Work

I’m writing this in my dressing room at the Union Theatre, where I’m currently a cast member in the show The Spitfire Grill. I say dressing room in the loosest sense of the word. It’s an attic space directly above the stage, underneath the railway arches, lit by fairy lights and disco balls  and with a few friendly mice running around. Its genuinely quite romantic and charming, as long as we remember to take the bins out. It’s a profit share production, which means  ...

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Culture, East, London, Theatre, Theatre

‘The House of Mirrors and Hearts’ at The Arcola

It’s WELL cool to see people’s creative endeavours flourish and succeed. This new home-grown, British chamber musical first appeared on my radar back at the Edinburgh Festival in 2008. Since those humble beginnings, it’s been drafted, re-worked, workshopped and now appears in a lovely big two-act version at the Arcola Theatre. And there’s TONNES to celebrate here. The story is as jagged as the broken mirror shards that provide such a crucial plot point so early on.  ...

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Things Actors Will Never Say

“Can’t wait to renew my Spotlight! It’s so purse friendly and cheap!” “Oh yeah, I’ve been a full member of Equity since I graduated and have never missed my membership renewal.” “I really wish Equity wouldn’t send me that diary every year, it’s rubbish.” “What’s a Strallen?” “I find having new headshots taken a really stress free and easy process.” “I think they should limit the amount of  ...

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