Green room: Does theatre etiquette still exist?

Martin Freeman as Richard III (Credit: Marc Brenner)

Martin Freeman as Richard III (Credit: Marc Brenner)

When TV and film actor Martin Freeman made his debut in Trafalgar Studios’ Richard III in July, they were some reports in the media of  over-enthusiastic young audience members applauding and cheering at inappropriate moments.

In our Autumn 1 issue (out now), we are asking our Green room debaters:


Vote and let us know what you think.

Read the opinions of our panellists, including Alasdair Buchan – cast member of Trafalgar Studios’ Richard III, in our NEW issue of Teaching Drama, out now.

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Student Guide to Drama Education 2014-15

SGDE 2014-15 cover F01a.inddThe 2014-15 Student Guide to Drama Education is now available to view online for FREE.

Whether you are looking to study drama at university, drama school or perhaps even starting out in the industry – you’ll find this to be a helpful guide.

Features in this year’s guide include:

  • For anyone considering drama at higher education level, our ‘five in focus’ articles put five universities, five drama schools and five training alternatives under the spotlight
  • Expert advice on picking a career pathway
  • How to survive a drama school audition
  • A guide to higher education funding
  • How to find the perfect headshot photographer for you
  • A step-by-step guide to marketing an emerging theatre company
  • PLUS – interviews with people working in the industry

Read the guide at Subscribers to Teaching Drama will receive the Student Guide to Drama Education with their Autumn 1 2014-15 issue.