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!
A BLOG BY CIRILLA NEILES Today, we had the wonderful Tim Gilvin joining us who is an amazing pianist, singer, musician and teacher. We learnt a new song, ‘Easter Parade’ by Irving Berlin to get us into the Easter spirit! In the afternoon, we were … Continue readingA Day of Song
Between the 25th February and 16th March, the Year Out Drama Company took part in a Reminiscence Project, led by Adam Fotheringham. ‘In Our Day’ was a piece compiled from the interviews with residents of the Bentley Nursing Home in Stratford-upon-Avon. The show was performed exclusively … Continue readingIn Our Day – Rehearsal Diary
A BLOG BY BAILEY The last two weeks of August 2017 stood at that time as the longest I had ever been away from home and my family. I spent them in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A., surrounded by people who talked like me, sleeping in a … Continue readingTravelling across the Pond
A BLOG BY IZZY CRYER The first thing my mother said to me when I told her I’d gotten a place as part of The Year Out Drama Company (and their big comeback year), was “Oh thank god, I’ll finally have my bathroom back!” A … Continue readingMy first week at Year Out Drama
A BLOG BY KATIE BRENNAN ORIGINALLY WRITTEN MARCH 13th 2014 Last week I had the utter privilege to jaunt up to that hallowed theatrical haven, lovely old Stratford-Upon-Avon to work with the Year Out Drama Company. I spent a year here in 2005-2006 in that odd … Continue reading“Year Out Drama… a very special thing indeed”
A BLOG BY MILLY THOMAS Before I start, there are headlines notes. We’re all busy and not everyone reads things to the end. So I have headlines notes: This course was brilliant. I would advise anyone to go. It changed my life. I’ll delve into … Continue reading“Year Out Drama… you don’t get how special it is”
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!