Rosie Williamson teaches at Arts Educational Schools London, the Sing Space and in her private vocal practice. She tells John Byrne about the best and worst aspects of her job…How did you start off in theatre? By nagging my dad to play countless show tunes on the piano and letting me sing until past my bedtime. What is your best advice for musical theatre students? Find the fun, and snap, the job’s a game. What would you change about drama and musical theatre training in the UK?
My first job was in the 2012/13 winter season at the Royal Shakespeare Company. The shows were Boris Godunov, The Orphan of Zhao and A Life of Galileo. I trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where every Friday in the final year agents and casting directors would descend on the ‘White Palace’. There I first met Hannah Miller, the RSC’s head of casting. London post-drama school was sprint-in-style, with no finish line. In Bristol, I had felt an element of calm in my creativity.
This is probably going to sound strange, but what I currently need help with is not so much how to handle a bad patch, but how to get through a good one. So far, this year has been really productive for me, with two stage shows, a nice TV role and rehearsals for a panto about to start. After that, I have another tour and then an overseas gig that should take me almost to the end of next year.
@nelsonbrowne My mum was born 1929-biggest telling off I ever got from her was when I was 12 for repeating a racist joke I heard on TV. Left in no doubt where she stood, and have stood with her ever since.
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