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Waiting in the Wings

All things dramatic from Best Theatre Arts!

 

What are we waiting for?

Waiting in the Wings is all about theatre for young people - all those waiting in the wings for their next theatre class or drama lesson - and who knows when that will be? New content will be added every day and within our forums there is space to share news, views and tips.

It's brought to you by Best Theatre Arts, Hertfordshire's leading independent part-time theatre school for ages 3 to 18.

 
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2.22? Boo 22 more like!

WARNING SPOILERS Oh dear. Another huge disappointment! And I'm really sorry to be posting another negative review as I'd love you all to...

Long time, no see...

Yes it's been a while! We've been very focused on geting our face-to-face classes up and running under all the Covid guidelines. Across...

Interim new normal?

At time of writing we at Best are sitting on our hands waiting for the Government to pronounce on holiday clubs for the summer. Will they...

Crisis at drama schools

We know at relatively close quarters what drama students are going through at the moment. The training you receive at drama school is of...

A steep learning curve

The virus shutdown happened to completely and so fast that it gave no time for planning, speculating or strategising. Since then most...

Let me count the ways...

One of the most challenging parts of staging a Shakespeare play is the setting. When/why/how etc. It's rare nowadays to see the plays...

Cumbiller v Leemerbatch

It was fantastic to see the two versions of 'Frankenstein' from the National Thetre over the last coupole of nights. And what was...

Theatre becomes democratic

It's been sad but equally fascinating to see how theatre has reacted to the lockdown. Sad? Because so much hard work by so many people...

Full belt

It's been very interesting to see the ways in which actors have to cope technically with different theatre spaces in the streamed shows...

It's a Mystery...

Easter time is traditionally associated with the performance of Mystery Plays. One of the earliest established forms of drama in western...

The lockdown story so far

How are you all doing out there? I don't think we've ever been busier here at Best HQ; finding new ways to communicate with people, ...

Listening...

Christian Bevan, final year student at LAMDA writes... It’s a phrase often said to actors. Listen. I got the note during a recent...

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Upcoming Events

  • The Musical That Goes Wrong
    Tue, 11 Aug
    Sandringham School
    11 Aug 2020, 10:00 – 15 Aug 2020, 16:00
    Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans AL4 9NX, UK
    A wicked series of miserable events lead to the triple booking of a theatre with rival musical casts determined to perform. But what will the critics say…?
  • ZooMania!
    Tue, 11 Aug
    Sandringham School
    11 Aug 2020, 09:45 – 15 Aug 2020, 15:00
    Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans AL4 9NX, UK
    Join our 3 to 6 year olds on a trip to the zoo! Who knows what creatures we will meet... acting ,singing, dance and craft with a final day showing for family and friends.
  • Lord of the Olympic Rings
    Mon, 03 Aug
    Sandringham School
    03 Aug 2020, 09:50 – 07 Aug 2020, 15:50
    Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans AL4 9NX, UK
    The hobbits set out once more to travel across Middle Earth in a marathon series of athletic tests in their quest to return precious gold, silver and bronze medals to Mount Doom. Monday to Friday
  • Circus Time
    Mon, 03 Aug
    Sandringham School
    03 Aug 2020, 09:45 – 07 Aug 2020, 15:00
    Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans AL4 9NX, UK
    Join our 3 to 6 year olds on a circus adventure! Acting , singing, dance and craft with a final day showing for family and friends.
  • Marvellous Avengers of the Galaxy