Monday, 12 June 2017 14:37

DSL Directing - A Decade On

Read our new blog written by directing graduate Sophie Lifschutz about her career journey and now directing for the BBC.
Read our new blog written by graduate Matthew Parker - winner of the Off West End Award for Best Artistic Director for his work at The Hope Theatre.
Friday, 20 January 2017 10:18

Alumni Tracking & Graduate Success Stories

Written by Nicola Windridge Marketing & Admissions Manager at Drama Studio London Since 1966 Drama Studio London has been graduating professional actors, eager for a career in the industry. The school started very small, with only a 1-Year training programme graduating between 20 and 25 students for the first few years. Once things had got going, this number doubled, then tripled, so that by the early 1980s up to 65 students were receiving our intensive year long vocational training. Things were going so well that a studio was even opened in California where the likes of Forest Whitaker were trained,…
Thursday, 28 April 2016 14:41

A Memo About Passion And Motivation

Written by Fred Tony (Swiss student on our Adult Evening Acting Beginners Course) “London... Fish & Chips... Bad weather, worse food... Mary Fu**ing Poppins... London!” I remember that famous hateful movie quote about London, but I rest assured that nobody can hate London. It is impossible to remain indifferent to the effervescence of this great city. The lusty cultural shock and the frenetic pace might easily knock down a few, eventually they’ll get up and ask for more. London is fast, electric, connected... And nearly nine million people make their way...compared to the 8.5 million in can only be…
Monday, 22 February 2016 14:43

The professional work of our Head of Voice

Written by Dewi Hughes Head of Voice at Drama Studio London What a year! What a marvellous, bustling, insane year it's been (already!). Not only as the Head of Voice here at Drama Studio London, but also for my own company, the salon:collective. I finished last year playing Speed in a cue script production of Two Gentlemen of Verona, and this year promises many more fools and villains (if I’m lucky) as well as my regular slate of Head of Voice responsibilities and joys. The salon:collective (or "The Salon" as we tend to call it) is an arts production and…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:00

The 2 Year Transformation

Written by Anthony Tayo 2 Year Course student You spend 32 weeks out of 52 in your first year of the 2 year programme working with other incredibly talented individuals and form these really close bonds and are then told you must part ways for the next 13 weeks. I'm going to be honest here. I missed every single person in my year group and by September I was literally counting down the days until I got to go back.  Furthermore, I missed specific classes like movement, voice and speech as these classes would often push me beyond my limits.…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:00

Shakespeare: It's all there on the page

Written by 2014 graduate Matthew Maltby  "Just try reading it as it's written. All the sounds are there." I chew Hotspur's lines around my mouth, this time ignoring how I think the words should sound, but taking each syllable from the strangely spelt First Folio copy in front of me. Slowly, an accent starts to take hold – not quite Durham, not quite Cumbria, but something in between, something quite strange. And suddenly, for the first time, Hotspur seems real and apparent to me – eccentric, isolated, unusual, bold, a little rough, distinctly not from a southern court, his own…
THE INITIATE reviewed by Jordan Lillie Sanderson & Maria Hildebrand Written by Alexandra Wood Directed by George Perrin The Initiate runs till the 18th of July 2015 »Book Tickets Arriving at the Southbank Centre to see THE INITIATE as part of the Festival of Love the whole area was absolutely overrun with people clambering around to get their hands on some of the many food stands (where we partook in a delicious burrito) and to see all the shows that were going on. Maria and I passed at least 4 studios at the Southbank Centre as we were trying to find…
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

Auditioning for a Commercial

Written by Michael Watson-Gray 2013 graduate Scroll down to watch some of Michael's commercials  Have you seen that comedy sketch, 'Fiery Hawk'? If you haven't please YouTube it and come back to me. Funny, right? But surely not what it's really like - well mostly not, but sometimes... I have been very fortunate in the few years since graduating from Drama Studio London and have acted in 7 commercials. As they tend to pay quite well I am often asked, "what's the secret"? "How do I get cast in a commercial"? I have to be honest and say I don't really…
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