What Bowie, Rickman and Wogan can teach us..

Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan was an incredibly special broadcaster whose flair was his ability to talk to each individual person across whichever medium he was using. Whether he was on the screen or using only a microphone he touched you as an individual. When we perform it is important that every person in the audience is moved and therefore if the performer is able to speak as if there is only one other person in the room with them as they talk, sing or dance the powerful effect will  emulate to a huge audience – it is effortless on the part of the performer.

Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman was incredibly versatile and he always made you feel an emotion. Whatever role he played he was able to make you love him, hate him, cry, laugh, giggle or scream. That is versatility at its very best! He played such a range of roles across such a range of genres. A performer needs to be constantly stretching themselves and embracing new skills.

David Bowie

David Bowie was not afraid to be different and stand out from the crowd and this is an important part of being a performer. You cannot be like everyone else. You need to have the confidence to be different; not in an over confident, cocky way but with an inner strength, a determination and a work ethic to match.