The Weekend Read: RCS acting graduate Kevin Guthrie, star of Netflix drama The English Game

April 25th, 2020

©Lori Isabella McColl Photography   From Sunshine on Leith and Sunset Song to Fantastic Beasts and new Netflix series The English Game, actor Kevin Guthrie is never far from our screens. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate talks to Linda Robertson about life in lockdown, his memories of RCS and what it means to tell

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226 Films for drama students

April 24th, 2020

Acting for stage and acting for screen are two very different skills, and students at RCS explore both in detail as part of our undergraduate and postgraduate acting programmes. However one of the beauties of film is that great performances can be captured, preserved and studied much more readily than live theatre.

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Graduate focus: Eu Jin Hwang

April 16th, 2020

MA Musical Theatre graduate Eu Jin Hwang recently concluded performing on the worldwide tour of The King and I, a production encompassing more than 200 performance dates all over the world. Originally from Singapore, Eu Jin moved to Glasgow in 2016, taking his life a step in a very different direction.  After twenty years pursuing

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The Weekend Read: Intimacy Co-ordinator Vanessa Coffey

April 11th, 2020

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland acting lecturer Vanessa Coffey is Scotland’s first intimacy co-ordinator, a role that’s fast becoming one of the most talked-about in the entertainment industry. Here, she tells Linda Robertson about the importance of creating a safe on-set environment.   It’s a question often asked of actors … just how do you prepare

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Graduate spotlight: Sanjay Lago

April 1st, 2020

My name is Sanjay Lago and I am an actor and theatre-maker. I graduated with a BA Hons in Contemporary Performance Practice degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2019.

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Cinderella review: you shall go to the ball!

January 7th, 2020

The John Mather Trust is a charitable organisation set up by its eponymous benefactor to benefit young people in the West of Scotland, specifically to assist them in getting a foothold in a wide range of careers from trades and engineering to the arts. Marjorie Calder, Director of OceanBlue Consulting, was invited along by the

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Graduate of the Month: Amy Rosa

June 21st, 2018

Live artist Amy Rosa works with a wide variety of materials from the likes of woods, beaches, parks – and even electric fencing. The BA Contemporary Performance Practice (2013) graduate was recently named as the recipient of the 2018 Adrian Howells Award for intimate performance. She will use the award to undergo a year-long process

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Come look at the freaks

May 18th, 2018

BA Musical Theatre students opened their final RCS show, Side Show, at West Brewery on Wednesday night. Marketing manager and musical theatre lover Linda Innes went to see the students perform one last time.  The opening number of Side Show encourages you to stare at the freaks. From the bearded lady to the human pin

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Under the Spotlight: Ava Kostia

April 11th, 2018

Musical theatre performer, Shakespearean actor and fight director – Ava Kostia (BA Musical Theatre 2015) is enjoying a varied, exciting career in the performing arts. The 23-year-old, who is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, discusses her work in the world of theatrical combat and looks back on her studies at the Royal Conservatoire

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Sarah Miele

March 15th, 2018

Sarah Miele Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. We caught up with Sarah to reflect on her time at RCS. What was the path that led you to study at RCS?  I was involved a lot with drama in school, I did various youth classes in my hometown of Edinburgh and then eventually got involved with

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