Working in the arts – the day job!

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Dan and Laura Curtis

Working

Working in the arts really does have massive ups and downs. You can be performing on stage in front of 2,000 people one night and literally the following day be back in your day job washing dishes to pay the bills.

So many people have messaged us about doubting their own talent, saying that they have given up on their dream because it can never happen and feeling like they have failed – an opinion exasperated by the fact they now have a very unglamorous day job.

The stereotype of the aspiring actress, working nights in a restaurant is well-known. What is less known is that many of today’s leading men and women have to take on such work in between shows. And it’s REALLY hard. The world of musical theatre is tough. Not helped by the fact many of the general public can’t appreciate that it is possible to…

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