A BLOG BY OLIVIA CLARK Nothing could have prepared me on that Monday in early September of 2018 for the life-changing year that lay ahead of me. A year that involved copious amounts of self-discovery, maturation, life experience, highs, lows, and meeting new people that … Continue readingA Look Back On My Year Out!
After completing Year Out Drama, Sophie successfully auditioned to join The Comeback Company, a small ensemble made up of YOD alumni. It was with this company that Sophie discovered her passion for costume design and manufacture. We still talk of her nuns habit to this … Continue readingSophie unveils new business
John Sanderman is coming to the end of a hugely successful run of PETER PAN at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park, where he has been delighting audiences with his piratical performance since May. The Sunday Express called the production “Inventive, revelatory and deeply affecting” … Continue readingJohn swashbuckles his way to Neverland
Former student Justin Edwards will be heading to New York later this year in the Broadway transfer of The Ferryman. He will be reprising the role of Tom Kettle, which he played in the West End production for 6 months. The play, written by Jez Butterworth and … Continue readingJustin heading for Broadway!
Past student, Tobias Menzies has landed the highly sought after role of Prince Philip in the hugely successfully Netflix series The Crown. Tobias is taking over the role from Matt Smith and will portray the Duke of Edinburgh from the 1960s to 1980s. He stars … Continue readingTobias is a Duke in Lear and a Prince in The Crown
Following the outstanding debut of ‘Dust’ at the Edinburgh Fringe, Milly Thomas was invited to perform her one-woman show which she wrote herself at the Soho Theatre in London. The sell-out performances received fantastic acclaim. You can follow Milly on Twitter @missmillythomas Please follow and … Continue readingMilly in ‘Dust’ at the Soho Theatre
After YOD, Eleanor House successfully auditioned for a place to join other YOD alumni in The Comeback Company and stayed in Stratford for an additional year. Eleanor appeared in a wide range of productions in addition to honing her considerable musical and singing skills as … Continue readingELEANOR’S ACTING CAREER LAUNCHED
Following Year Out Drama, Milly Thomas went on to Bristol University and then the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she began writing alongside acting. She graduated in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Acting. Milly’s first full-length play, A First World Problem, … Continue readingMILLY WRITES DRAMA FOR THE BBC
Madeleine Gray went on to gain a BA (Hons) in Theatre and Performance from Leeds University. She has now gained a place on the MA Acting Course at top drama school, Drama Centre. She begins her studies in September after presenting her one-woman show, That Moment, at … Continue readingDRAMA SCHOOL SUCCESS FOR MADELEINE
After a successful year with YOD, Luke Thompson gained a coveted place for actor training at RADA. He was soon making his mark with well received performances in theatre and television. He appeared at the Globe, notably in Julius Caesar; “The strongest performance comes from … Continue readingSee Luke in the Cinema and in the West End