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Wednesday 23rd April

- Working in our devised groups  

Today me and my group when to Dartford park to be inspired and re-write a few scenes. The scenes that we were working with didn’t flow and we felt they weren’t completely true to the characters, so this is what prompted us to re-write them . Being outside gave us a lot inspiration, Dartford Park had a war memorial, Band stand and big open spaces. Being in this environment helped us to really think what true intentions of the characters were and what the true essence of the characters were . We’ve made massive character discovery’s today and made huge leaps with the piece. How’s your day been ? 

In regards to the conversation we had today

Josie you will need to nook in with Kathy Millar or Rosemary Keys over at student services,

Charlotte apparently you can go on to UCAS and request to defer, Have a look and let me know how you get on. 


Warm up - Blake

- Working independently in devised groups

Today we all worked independently in our devised groups, our group decided that we would work on the monologues within the group and work the transition with the scenes, I feel we have developed our piece a lot due to the absences within the group and have done the best to move it on.

How have your pieces developed?

Something that’s hidden is more interesting than something that is obvious

I came across this quote over the Easter break in my horoscope and I feel it applies in a the acting world in many ways for example as an actor we are always asked to find the inner meaning and truth behind the words, and looking at someone and making your own decision on the situation rather than handing it to them on a plate is a lot more interesting.

What are your thoughts on this quote?
Does it mean something different to you?


A load of my people I know have started “Year Book Comities” in their respective schools and colleges.

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in helping me organise one for our company. Our time at the Miskin is coming to a close, and it would be nice to have something to remember it by other than what’s in our heads.

There will be some cost involved (more than likely), I just wanted to get a feeling for who would be interested in buying one and possibly helping me?

Thanks guys!


Hope everyone had a good Easter break and enjoys themselves today. How’s everyone’s Easter holidays been? Anyone done anything interesting?

Mixology - Thursday 24th-Friday 25th April 7.00pm -  Miskin Venue

Tickets - £8 Concession £10.50 Adult

The Beano - Wednesday 30th April-Sunday 4th May 7.30pm, 5.00pm on Sunday  - Auditorium 

Tickets - £10 Concession £12.50 Adult

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Hello company!

I hope you all are enjoying yourselves with the break and that actors who have had aduitions like myself over the past week have all gone well!

I know its a few days since this was on tv but i recently watched the ‘Olivier Awards’ that was on ITV1 on Sunday 13th April. It was really interesting to watch, even though it was an awards ceremony, but there were performances from shows in London and around the UK. It’s presented by Stephen Mangan and Gemma Arteton who we all know, because of her experience at Miskin and fame in some epic films, plus she’s from Gravesend! ;)

Anyway,I know that there are actors in the company who love certain shows in the west end etc, which is one of the reasons why i decided to make this post in case they haven’t seen this. Sorry for mentioning names but i know Lilly likes the Book of Mormon, and Erol and myself love ‘Les Miserables’ and these are just one of many productions that perform during the show and also are nominated for awards. There are some famous names there and film actors up for awards that you may know, for example Tom Hiddleston and Jude Law. 

Its not ‘compulsary’ for you guys to watch it, but i really enjoyed it so i thought i’d share this with my company. If you can disqus your thoughts and watch it, if not i hope you all enjoy the rest of your time off and are ready to come back next week and work hard to get our pieces up to a high quality standard to perform!

Enjoy guys, all the best Blake!

Olivier Awards 2014

The Beano, for those who never found out.

Friday 4th April 2014

* Easter Egg Hunt

Thank you to Carleigh and Claire putting all the effort in for the entire day! Although there were disagreements and many people found it frustrating as a whole it was nice to end the week with something fun and exciting and with the Intermediate Company. What did you think of the Easter Egg Hunt?

* Social Dance

Thursday 3rd April 2014

* Games

* Foxtrot

I really enjoyed the dancing, having the opportunity to go into it in more detail and with the entire company was beneficial. It was fun learning each move then practising it from one corner of the room to the other and then finally at the end of the workshop making a sequence and performing that; putting our practising to the test. How did you find the dancing?

* Games

* Devised pieces

* Watched ‘Behind the Battlefield’

Notes: More tension, music/gun shots set the scene, sound was absorbed to the floor, contrast in the scene, lost relationship between all three men, careful your spacing, could have used levels.

I was able to identify the characters and all three of you committed to them fully however I wasn’t able to see the relationship between the three soldiers. How did you find the scene from an audience’s view? Blake, Tommy and Chris how did you feel inside it?

'Exhaust your possibilities' - Carleigh


On the British Pathe website there is an amazing set of original footage.

Off next week
Back 22nd April 1-2.30 start.
Rights of passage - Thursday 1st May
Monday 5th Bank Holiday.
10 tickets per person.

If you sell 10 tickets for ‘The Beano’ you would get 10 tickets at normal rate for ‘Oh What A Lovely War’
If you don’t sell for ‘Oh What A Lovely war’ you have to pay £50 for your script.

Sell 20 tickets for ‘Oh What A Lovely War’
Sell 10 tickets for ‘The Beano’

12/13 (Monday & Tuesday CONFERENCE.)

Back on the 22nd for 1:30-2 

Rites of Passage show will go out on the first

1 week of rehearsals and tech the shows

Everyone needs to be in, no personal call times

Plan to be confirmed on Tuesday we come back

After rites of passage the Monday 5th bank holiday off

Conferences will determine who has covered the rest of their course, based on absences.