Oliver Joseph-Brooke

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Drama Centre London

Posted on May 30, 2018

I am currently half way through the intensive training of the Drama Centre London. I’m doing the MA course which focuses particularly on Screen acting.

This in no way neglects the possibility for future stage work, much of which I’ve done in the past. I do however see that with Netflix etc there is a great, and growing demand for screen acting, and a seemingly insatiable appetite from the general public for it. I’m really glad to be on such a course that is forward looking and relevant to where the industry may be headed, aswell as being grounded in the best of the uniquely contemporary Drama Centre method.

 

‘A Christmas Carol’ at East Riding Theatre.

This Xmas I am proud to be part of a wonderful company of actors who are putting on a unique retelling of the Dickens classic. This is in no small part due to the adaptation by actor and creative director Vincent Regan (Troy, 300, Snow White and the Huntsman) and the inspired direction of Mike Friend. It is also great to be part of the inaugural show at a brand new theatre right in the heart of Beverley: the East Riding Theatre. There is still time to come and see it now, but you best be quick as it is almost sold out.

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It is a show where the actors muck in and do almost everything on stage. A Brechtian circus where we do everything from striking set to playing various different parts each. I am an undertaker, belle’s husband, fred scrooge’s friend, the ghost of christmas present’s chef, chorus….a dancer at Fezzywig’s party and the ghost of Christmas yet to come!

It’s safe to say its certainly not a dull show, and it’s simply been great fun.

Hope to see you there but if not a very Merry Xmas to all.

Oliver.