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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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a resting actor’s response to ‘Is acting today just too tough’?

There’s an article that is doing the rounds at the moment. A very insightful, very depressing article. It’s about being an actor and how blooming tough it is. I’ve posted it here and you should probably read it if you’re an actor, or have any interest in understanding showbusiness. “The cruellest aspect of the acting business is not that it’s unfair, but that it’s merely indifferent. It gives everything to some and nothing to others; talent,  ...

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