New Year is traditionally a time for looking back and looking forward. And few stage shows look back to the 1980s more than Flashdance - one of the most iconic films of that decade. Emma Fraser takes a look at our fascination with everything 'retro' and how easy it is to view the past through rose-tinted spectacles. The 80s – Rubix cubes, leotards, Madonna and big hair. A hilarious stereotype of a ten-year period that is a sure-fire hit for theme parties. But what about the o
There's a scene in The Full Monty where our heroes sit huddled round a TV screen showing Flashdance, after taking dance tips from Jennifer Beals. "I can weld better than her an 'all," says one. After all, it's only in Hollywood that a skilled performer such as Alex Owens could also pass muster as a steelworker. Or is it? Ewan Maclean, PhD, long-time fan of GMT and Technical Manager at the Plate Mill of a well-known steelworks ponders the nature of 'High Art'. I work on a stee
Amy Glover has worked as a producer for Scottish Opera, the National Theatre of Scotland and the BBC. She has directed 4 productions for Glasgow Music Theatre but is taking a back seat for the 2014/15 season. With mere weeks until auditions get underway, Amy tells us what, in her experience, makes a panel sit up and take notice...
Our workshop audition process is unique. I've walked out of too many auditions feeling like I could have done better if only I'd got my breathing