On Wednesday 7th March we welcomed Jack Wylie a former Head Boy at our school to come in and talk to students about what it’s like to be closely involved in the theatre. After leaving Pool Hayes Jack initially opted for a drama related course but on reflection decided to take on a full time role at the Grand Theatre Wolverhampton. Jack explained to the students just how competitive and expensive it is to attend auditions, they could involve a cost of approximately £45 per audition. From personal experience he told us that students who are heavily involved in Theatre schools and amateur drama societies stand more chance in getting roles. Jack said it takes a huge amount of dedication and drive to get into this area. He also told them to be prepared for criticism and disappointment when they do not get the role they want. For those that may not relish the idea of the competitiveness of a drama career, Jack said that if you enjoy drama then why not pursue it at a local level in your leisure time and just have fun instead of putting yourself through the trauma of rejection.
So for all you budding thespians out there check out the internet for stage schools and academies in your local area. There are a few out there but you will have to pay class and membership fees. Also try some of the Amateur Dramatic Societies they may have a young people’s section.Back to News