Have you ever wondered about the life of a professional actor? Or thought that you had what it takes to tread the boards for a living? In her frank, funny and insightful book, Jo Bloggs gives you a rare glimpse into the reality of this 'glamorous’ industry as she shares the ups and downs of her struggles as she starts out in her chosen profession.
Jo, what advice do you have for my daughter who wants to pursue an acting career?
She’ll need perseverance and determination, but if she’s got what it takes she’ll get there. Tell her to give me a buzz – I’d be happy to go for a coffee and give her all the advice she needs.
I have no advice for her. I really don’t need even more competition, thank you very much...
"I wrote this book for all of the actors out there who are striving for their own piece of the spotlight," says Jo. "It's a chatty, humorous and heartfelt look at the highs and lows of being a professional actor within musical theatre. The reader will really understand what life is like when the curtain is down and the lights are off..."
"Nicely observed and winningly written, Jo’s account of her attempts to break into showbusiness will evoke a shiver of delicious recognition in anyone who has ever tried to act for a living." - Michael Simkins
Confessions of a (Struggling) Actress can be ordered now, and an ebook will also be available soon.
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