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Drama Menu at a Distance

80 Socially Distanced or Online Theatre Games

Created specifically to help anyone teaching drama during the COVID-19 pandemic, this collection features 80 games and exercises, all of which are safe and secure to play in this new era of socially distanced teaching and online learning.

Audition Songs for Men

Edited by Paul Harvard

A wide range of fantastic audition songs for men, each accompanied by detailed textual, vocal and musical analysis, and a practical performance guide to ensure you perform it to maximum effect in your own unique way.

Audition Songs for Women

Edited by Paul Harvard

A wide range of fantastic audition songs for women, each accompanied by detailed textual, vocal and musical analysis, and a practical performance guide to ensure you perform it to maximum effect in your own unique way.

Discovering the Clown

The Funny Book of Good Acting

An essential guide for artists and actors wanting to set free the messy and hilarious Clown within.

Improv Beyond Rules

A Practical Guide to Narrative Improvisation

An inspiring, hands-on guide to narrative improvisation, by the co-creator and director of the Olivier Award-winning improv show Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.

The Empty Space

Peter Brook's seminal book, an acknowledged classic of theatre writing, setting out many of the ideas about theatre which have informed his lifelong work as a theatre director.

So You Want To Act On Screen?

An accessible and authoritative guide to developing a successful career as a screen actor.

More Golden Rules of Acting

that nobody ever tells you

More priceless nuggets from the author of The Golden Rules of Acting, gleaned from more than thirty years in the acting business. This is every actor's new best friend – in handy paperback form. 

Getting into Drama School: The Compact Guide

An encouraging, no-nonsense guide to the whole process of applying for drama school. Perfect for any aspiring actor, as well as anyone advising or coaching them.

Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Female

Edited by Trilby James

Forty fantastic female speeches for teenagers, all written since the year 2000, by some of the most exciting and acclaimed writers working today.

Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Male

Edited by Trilby James

Forty fantastic male speeches for teenagers, all written since the year 2000, by some of the most exciting and acclaimed writers working today.

Thinking Shakespeare

A working guide for actors, directors, students… and anyone else interested in the Bard

Practical advice on how to make Shakespeare’s words feel spontaneous, passionate, and real, from a leading American director and teacher.

National Youth Theatre Monologues

75 Speeches for Auditions

Edited by Michael Bryher

An exciting and invaluable collection of audition speeches, all chosen from plays produced by the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, spanning more than sixty years as one of the world’s leading companies for young performers.

Puppetry: How to Do It

A practical, accessible and inspiring guide to using puppetry in theatre, by a leading expert in the field.

Brecht: A Practical Handbook

A bold and exciting new approach to Bertolt Brecht, making his theories and ideas about theatre accessible to a new generation of actors, directors, students and theatre-makers, and showing how they can be put into practice.

The Voice Exercise Book: The Warm-Ups (CD)

Essential warm-up exercises for anyone who wants to use their voice more effectively.

Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries

Antony Sher's account of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare's greatest roles, Lear, in the 2016 Royal Shakespeare Company production. Winner of the 2019 Theatre Book Prize.

The Improviser's Way

A Longform Workbook

An inspiring and interactive workbook to help you develop skills for longform improvisation, by one of the UK's top improv performers and teachers.