Zero Hours Contracts: Time to abolish the life of constant insecurity & fear

Yesterday was one of the worst days of my life: my employer told me with no prior warning, and halfway through a shift, that...

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...

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...

Trained Actor, Still In Training – Lesson Three – Self Discipline

For today's lesson, I'll be using a very specific example from my personal experience. When I was at drama school, there was one note I...

Trained Actor, Still In Training – Lesson Ten – Realising Your Dream

I have now been out of drama school for exactly one year. And so I have decided to conclude this series with what is...

The Freedom of Social Altruism Vs. Selfish Social Conformism

Human lives are delicate things. Whilst we all might resemble each other biologically - in some form or another - we each create a...

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...

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...

Exam results aren’t the be all and end all

25th August 2016 was the day students from around the country that sat their GCSE exams received their results. With exam results it could always...

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...