On Saturday 8 February, join us at Surviving Actors – a leading industry convention designed to help actors at all levels develop and sustain their career – for a day of talks and workshops, networking opportunities and more.

Venue: ETC Bishopsgate, 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD

Time and date: 10am-6pm, Saturday 8 February


This year we're running two exciting sessions at the event: a panel discussion on getting into playwriting, and a seminar and Q&A with Andy Nyman on his top tips for succeeding in the industry. Tickets to these sessions cost £7 and must be booked online in advance, so reserve your seat now to avoid disappointment!

Can't make it? Don't worry: we're offering a special 25% discount on our website until the end of February. Find the details of that below.
with Lily Bevan, David William Bryan, Natasha Gordon and George Turvey
As an actor, getting into writing can help you stay creative and feel empowered between acting jobs. You can also make new connections, create your own opportunities and open up new avenues in your career. In an industry where it can be hard to feel in control, writing is something you don’t need a ‘yes’ to do.

In this session, join an expert panel – featuring Lily Bevan (Zoo and Twelve Comic Monologues for Women), David William Bryan and Natasha Gordon (Nine Night) – who have all successfully made the journey from acting to writing, for a discussion and Q&A exploring how they did it, and how you could follow in their footsteps.

Chaired by George Turvey, actor, director, Artistic Director of acclaimed new-writing company Papatango, and author of Being a Playwright: A Career Guide for Writers.
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with Andy Nyman
Join multi-award-winning actor, writer and director Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories, Fiddler on the Roof, Judy, the upcoming West End revival of Hello, Dolly!), as he shares priceless insights gleaned from his more than thirty years in the acting business.

From learning how to love auditions and self-tapes (yes really!), through how to behave in rehearsals and on film sets, to looking after your mental health and dealing with both success and failure, Andy will offer tips, support and encouragement learned from his time working in theatre, film and TV.

He’ll also answer any questions you might have about surviving – and thriving – in the industry, and will be signing copies of his hit books The Golden Rules of Acting and More Golden Rules of Acting.
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Save 25% on essential books for actors
Wherever you are in your acting career, we've got the books to help you maximise your chances of succcess and realise your potential – including skills and career guides by leading practitioners, monologue collections from the best contemporary plays, and more.

Browse the full selection on our website, or just a few of our recent highlights below – and save 25% on your picks with discount code SA25 when you order direct from us before Saturday 29 February. Offer applies to titles in our 'Acting' category only.
Improv Beyond Rules
Adam Meggido
 
An inspiring, hands-on guide to narrative improvisation, by the co-creator and director of the Olivier Award-winning improv show Showstopper! The Improvised Musical. Packed with dozens of games and exercises to build your confidence, empower your performance, and unlock your creativity.

£11.24 with SA25
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Getting into Drama School: The Compact Guide
Nick Moseley
 
Written by a teacher at one of the UK's top drama schools, this is an encouraging, no-nonsense guide to the whole application process – including doing your research, choosing and preparing your audition pieces, nailing the audition and dealing with recalls.

£5.99 with SA25
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So You Want To Act on Screen?
Michael Bray
 
An essential handbook for anyone who wants to act on television and film – by a leading teacher of screen acting. Full of invaluable advice, extracts from screenplays, illustrations and practical exercises, it takes you through the process step by step and gives you all the tools you'll need to succeed.

£9.74 with SA25
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Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers
Trilby James (ed.)
 
Two new collections each featuring forty fantastic speeches for teenagers, all written since the year 2000, by some of the most exciting and acclaimed writers working today. Each speech comes with supporting material to help you perform it, plus auditions advice.

£8.24 with SA25
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More Golden Rules of Acting
Andy Nyman
 
The follow-up to hit book The Golden Rules of Acting, full of priceless nuggets gleaned from the author's more than thirty years in the business. Illustrated throughout, it includes honest, witty advice on auditions and self-tapes, looking after your mental health and more.

£5.99 with SA25
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Surviving Actors Manual
Felicity Jackson and Lianne Robertson
 
A one-stop handbook for actors, from the team behind Surviving Actors. Full of honest and empowering advice on the day-to-day essentials you need to succeed in the industry, it covers establishing your personal brand; getting great headshots, reels and a website; networking; managing your money and more.
 
£6.74 with SA25
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