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Why cruise ships could be the new rep training

Cruise ships are big business, and the benefit to the entertainment industries is clear. Every cruise employs entertainers and technical crew, and many have full-size theatres in which they stage major shows.

“I started work on cruise ships in my early 20s,” says Lloyd Hollett, currently appearing as Captain Crabstick in Dick Whittington at Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. “I was attracted to it because I thought I wanted to be a game show host, but I was soon doing my own stand-up shows and taking roles such as Tony in West Side Story.” …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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