PYR LDN BLOG

Our PYR LDN membership is built on creativity, community and support networking. Our blog reflects our values, containing articles written by our members, industry professionals and our mentorship team.

Are Open Call Auditions Outdated? Sep 25, 2022

So we all know the open call audition process too well. You wake up at 5am to join a queue that seems to go halfway around London, but you don’t mind because today is your chance to audition...

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5 Lies You Tell Yourself as a Performer Sep 25, 2022

If you are a new theatre graduate or struggling to book jobs, the chances are you are getting in your head. You are probably telling yourself one of the countless nonsense lies that we surround...

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7 Top Tips for Choosing Your Audition Song Sep 25, 2022

When it comes to auditioning one of the biggest worries is around choosing your audition song. Picking an appropriate song can be pretty daunting, but we’ve compiled our best tips to help you...

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How to Handle Audition Feedback Oct 05, 2021

When it comes to auditions – we spend a lot of time thinking about the lead up. You’ll be practising, practising, practising… until you can’t practise any more. The...

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How to Prepare for Audition Day Sep 06, 2021

When it comes to auditions, we like to think we know our stuff! After all, audition preparation is exactly what we do best. From mindset, to repertoire, performance and casting. 

One of the...

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My Body. Jul 27, 2021

On Monday, I started rehearsals for a job I’ve only ever dreamed of doing. I am going to playing a dream role - Roxie Hart in Chicago. A summer job in Slovenia, festival Ljbiana.

In my mind,...

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How Important is the Relationship Between Intention and Impact? Mar 23, 2021

I want to start this off by asking you to think about and maybe even write down an initial answer. We will come back to your initial thoughts at the end. Let’s get into it…

Intention...

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Covering All Your Needs Jan 19, 2021

I’m old. I mean, I’m not quite ready-for-Denville Hall, old. But wore-it-first-time-around old. Basically an old hoofer who is 403 and been performing since I trained just after WW2 so...

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Physical Health and Mental Health = One Health Nov 17, 2020

I am so sorry that you are hurt.  I am so sorry that you are hurting.  Your physical injury is clear to see, the scar, the bruise, the swelling and splint. And although I...

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Body Image and Mental Health Nov 10, 2020

Sometimes I feel like the entire industry is one big trick mirror, where we have all become so disillusioned to what we think is an ideal - THE ideal - that we completely lose sight of the biggest...

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The Problem with Perfectionism Oct 19, 2020

When I wrote my dissertation on perfectionism for my degree, I had no idea how much there was to it. I thought I'd just found a subject I could relate to and would genuinely enjoy researching....

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