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Riad Richie debuted at the RSC for their 2018-19 season, performing in Tamburlaine (Michael Boyd), Timon of Athens (Simon Godwin) and Tartuffe (Iqbal Khan). As he now enters the final week of the season and looks ahead to the future, he is certainly an actor I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of. I sat down with him to reflect on his time with the RSC.
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When I auditioned for drama school I didn't have a clue what I was doing. Retrospectively, I can identify the choices I made that led to me being accepted, however, I can't quite remember which of those choices were intentional, instinctual, or just good luck. Since then I've spent many years working as an actor, director and coach, and now have experience on both sides of the panel. What I've realised is...
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As well as being the artistic director of Leicester's Curve, Nikolai Foster has directed countless acclaimed productions at leading theatres all over the UK. I asked Nikolai whether he'd share a few notes from the rehearsal room and give me an insight into his work. He kindly agreed to answer my questions.
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As an actor and agent, I know how essential it is to have a good headshot. When I started my search as a young aspiring actor to get my own headshots done, it was a big financial investment I was anxious to get right. I knew good headshots would be vital to get auditions and, ultimately, paid work.
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A Guide to Being an Actor Outside of London by Katie Burchett. One of the biggest questions for anyone outside of the city who wants to act is this: Do I need to be in London? I trained as an actor at the Birmingham School of Acting and moved to London after graduating.
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There’s no denying that getting into drama school can be an arduous affair. I often tell students that there are a myriad of reasons why a school could ultimately decide not to offer them a place and many of those reasons may have absolutely nothing to do with ability.
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For an actor, life after drama school can be many things - turbulent, emotional and occasionally glorious are a few words that come to my mind. I recently got the chance to catch up with my good friend and actor Andrei Costin and he described life after drama school as ‘challenging’.
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Win a free membership to one of the biggest casting websites in the US now rapidly growing in the UK. All you have to do is share your story. Send in an interesting tale from that rehearsal, audition or drama school class. The best entries will have a valuable lesson behind them.
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Urban Young Actors are opening a brand new class on Wednesdays at Quad Studios in Leicester. This class will be for 16-21 year olds and opens in May. I will be leading the weekly sessions that will focus on acting technique and training. To kick things off, we'll be running a free trial workshop to give new members a taster of the work we do at Urban.