All posts by Felicity

Best Places In London To Rehearse

Finding the ideal place to rehearse is important. You will never be able to practice for a role or perfect your craft if there are constant distractions around or the environment is not suitable. However, if... more

Healthy Fats for Actors – All you need to know

All actors know the importance of eating healthy. If you are going to have the energy to get through long days of shooting or worse, endless rehearsals, you need to treat your body right. Unfortunately, there... more

Why Networking Is So Important…

Acushla-Tara Kupe signed with Q Management and subsequently filmed a new series for CBBC after networking at Surviving Actors 2017… Here is her story! How did you meet Q Management? I attended the... more

Success as an actor starts today…

What have you done today? We are now in the second half of 2017, so if you are not in the position you want to be, you need to take action. I want you to run through your day in your head and have a... more

Why I Left Acting…

I didn’t “give up” on acting. I chose to leave it. This is an important distinction I have been trying to make to friends and family for the last 5 years since I left the industry. I’m sad to say that... more

No Drama School? No Problem!

The Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA) takes a fresh look at training for the film and television industry.  With traditional drama schools only just beginning to add screen acting... more

What to Wear to an Audition

Right this is a tricky issue- always has been, always will be. You’ll hear over and over again that casting directors make assumptions and decisions about you based on your first five seconds in the audition... more

Nicky’s Advice For Actors

Christmas suddenly feels a distance memory and 2017 is galloping by at quite a pace.  How's it going for you so far? Did you set any resolutions and if so, how are they working out? I am a huge believer in... more

A Gift Guide for Actors!

Deck the halls, pull the crackers and get ready to jingle all the way, it’s officially the most wonderful time of the year! Here at Surviving Actors we’ve pulled together a little gift guide for all those... more

Working as a Freelance Drama Teacher whilst Acting

Not only is teaching rewarding, but also the pay is great: on average £25 an hour. Actors tend to make great freelance drama teachers; charisma, good people skills and an ability to improvise are all... more

Sing Out Louise: Tips for a Career in Musical Theatre by the pros!

You nailed the dance audition, sang the pants off your up-tempo number, and after five recalls and a lot of waiting, you got the part in a West End show! You’re set for life, right? Actually, now the hard... more

Interview with Manchester Actor Lucas Smith

Ahead of our Surviving Actors convention in Manchester on October 22nd, we caught up with Manchester based actor Lucas Smith to give us a bit of an insight what it’s like being a performer up... more

10 Ways To Get Cheap Tickets And See More Theatre.

Looking after the Honest Actors Podcast and Blog is a full-time job for me at the minute, particularly now that series 2 is up and running, but I still do my best to go to as much theatre as possible. It’s... more

Surviving Actors’ Touring Survival Guide

At some point in your career you may well find yourself on tour. Whether you’re in a whacking great Number 1 tour of a big glitzy musical, or a rural tour of Norfolk doing TIE, being on the road for long... more

Why you should join the Spotlight Challenge…

by Jonathan Harden As I write, and perhaps as you read, the Olympics are on the telly in the background. A British athlete – Andrew Butchart - has just qualified for the final of the 5,000m (5k to me and... more