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The Golden Rules of Acting: Andy Nyman

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Great actor, writer, director and good friend of mine, Andy Nyman has written this excellent book that I recommend to students and pro alike.  Check out Andy’s own website and please follow this link to purchase a copy.  Follow him on Twitter @andynyman

About the book:

A treasure trove of advice, support and encouragement that no performer should be without. Honest, witty and direct, The Golden Rules of Acting is every actor’s best friend – in handy paperback form.

‘When auditioning, rehearsing or in a performance, take a risk – the worst that can happen is that you get embarrassed. You won’t die.’

Easy to dip into, fully illustrated throughout, and designed to be both instructive and empowering, The Golden Rules of Acting won’t tell you how to act – but it will tell you how to be an actor.

‘Always remember, the people auditioning you want you to be brilliant.They want you to solve their casting problem.’

If you’re a working actor, drama-school student, someone who wants to become an actor, or simply someone who has a dream and wants to make it a reality, this book is for you.

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National Youth Theatre

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At National Youth Theatre we inspire, train, and showcase exceptional performers and theatre technicians aged 14-25 from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Each year we reach out across the UK to discover diverse new talent.

The National Youth Theatre is one of the UK’s most exciting opportunities for young talent keen to explore the craft of theatre, both on and off the stage.   I help many students prepare for their NYT applications and auditions.  Please read more here about the audition timetable and process and download their FAQ here.

Contact details: National Youth Theatre, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0DT
T: 020 3696 7066 · E: info@nyt.org.uk

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The Excellent Audition Guide

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The Excellent Audition Guide by Hurtwood House School’s Director in Residence Andy Johnson is a must-read for anyone thinking of applying to drama schools.  This book, combined with one-to-one tuition, will undoubtedly give you or your child a head start along the path to a life in performance.

“An engaging, upbeat guide for any student thinking of applying to drama school. In The Excellent Audition Guide, experienced actor, director and drama teacher Andy Johnson leads you through every step of the application process: researching schools, writing personals statements and CVs, audition fees and travel, choosing and working on your pieces, brushing up technical and vocal skills, learning about Shakespearean verse, and finally the auditions themselves.

A reassuring, encouraging ‘how to’ book that demystifies an often scary-looking process, The Excellent Audition Guide is ideal not just for the students themselves, but also for parents, teachers and careers advisors looking to help them fulfill their acting ambitions.”

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