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Meet Stephen Simms, principal of Birmingham School of Acting

Joking that he might have been something really useful such as a veterinary surgeon, Stephen Simms strayed from acting into teaching because had small children and wanted to see more of them.

“After my drama degree at Bristol University and training at RADA, I went to the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of the ensemble for two years, which felt very much like a continuation of training,” he recalls in his muted Lancashire accent …

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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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