Trained Actor, Still in Training – Lesson Four – Dealing with Homesickness

The most common jobs for young actors fresh on the scene are touring jobs. If you get a touring job in England, it can...

Trained Actor, Still in Training – Lesson Eight – Getting an Agent

Let's talk about agents - and the worry that getting an agent is vital, and no acting career can begin or develop without one. It...

100 Years on – The Battle of Verdun

February 21, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Verdun - the longest battle of the Great War, fought...

Restaurant Review – The Black Pig With White Pearls, Stoke Newington

The Black Pig With White Pearls Stoke Newington Traditional Spanish small plates in a cosy candlelit venue with funky decor and flamenco soundtrack. Reviewer: Andy Millward The Black Pig...

Restaurant Review – Rubedo London

This is a review dedicated to extolling the virtues of simplicity.  If I sound like a broken record, it’s because so many restaurants are...

London is brilliant, but absurd: why I won’t be moving back

This is perhaps the most difficult articles I've ever sat down to write - Yorkshire tea firmly gripped in hand. Firstly, I feel obliged...

Restaurant Review: Max’s Sandwich Shop, Crouch End, London

My son and I tried before to eat at Max’s sandwich shop once before, but due to the fact he had not checked opening times in advance...

The Gig Economy: Employment in the 21st Century

My old dad would never have clocked this trend. In his day you got a job and worked for the same company for the...

Trained Actor, Still in Training – Lesson Five – Dealing with Cabin Fever

In lesson four I gave some tips on dealing with homesickness whilst on tour. Lesson five is a similar issue. I'm currently touring around the...

Trained Actor, Still In Training – Lesson One – Professionalism

Acting - they say it's like driving a car. First, you learn how to pass your driving test. Then you become a good driver...