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Written for Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School

As someone who is obsessed with theatre, going to see a show is (predictably) one of my favourite outings. But Londoners are very lucky to have lots of other theatre-related things to see and do around the capital as well, and I’ve collected some of my favourite ones here.

Written for Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School

If I had to sum up British theatre in two words, it would be Shakespeare and pantomime. Going on a Christmas outing to the panto is a tradition in many families, and lots of people are introduced to the wonderful world of theatre this way. The funny thing is that pantomime comes from some very un-British customs, and that it originally had nothing to do with Christmas at all.

Written for Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School

Recently, we talked about theatre superstitions on this blog, and this week we’re continuing the supernatural theme with a look at London’s theatre ghosts. It seems that most of our capital’s theatres have one or more spooky inhabitants, so we’ve stuck to some of the most well-known ones here.

Written for Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School

When you think about professional actors, the first things that come to mind are probably big names and big roles. What a lot of people don’t realise, is that you don’t have to have gone to drama school or land a role in the West End to have paid acting work. There’s always the much less glamourous route of becoming an extra.

Written for Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School

Over the past weeks we've looked at a number of the UK's top drama schools and summed up what their unique features are. Although it does vary from one institution to another, these schools are often difficult to get in to; especially at the most prestigious ones, you could find yourself competing against hundreds of others for a single place. This means that there's an ever-increasing interest in university Drama degrees, which are usually much easier to get a place on. But how do these programmes measure up against the courses offered at drama schools? We've looked at the pros and cons of each.