Why does British theatre leave working-class actors in the wings?

Published on:
9th July 2018

Poorer drama students face an uphill struggle, with funding cuts and rising fees. But British theatre may be the loser unless more actors from a range of backgrounds take centre stage.

Read the full article in The Guardian as Jenny Stephens, the School’s Artistic Director, joins in this important discussion:

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Anne-Marie Duff, who comes from a working-class background, and Rory Kinnear in the National Theatreโ€™s production of Macbeth. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Observer

 

Students relaxing outside of the School
The School is in a beautiful part of Bristol, overlooking a huge park called the Downs. We sometimes take advantage of our close proximity to the Downs during the summer term, practising fight and dance routines, or voice or singing classes! Dan Hall, BA Professional Acting student