Why does British theatre leave working-class actors in the wings?

Published on:
9th July 2018

Poorer drama students face an uphill struggle, with funding cuts and rising fees. But British theatre may be the loser unless more actors from a range of backgrounds take centre stage.

Read the full article in The Guardian as Jenny Stephens, the School’s Artistic Director, joins in this important discussion:

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Anne-Marie Duff, who comes from a working-class background, and Rory Kinnear in the National Theatre’s production of Macbeth. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Observer

 

Graduate Sahir Mehta
As soon as I visited the School, I fell in love with the place. Perhaps it sounds a bit irrational, but sometimes you get a vibe - and you just know! BOVTS gave me all the tools I needed to prepare for a career as an actor. Sahir Mehta, MA Professional Acting, 2018