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How to Conquer Stage Fright!

Glossophobia. No, it’s not a new type of paint. It’s the fear of public speaking – or, in other words, stage fright. It’s one of the most common fears. Even very experienced performers get stage fright, so it’s not surprising that children do as well.   “I get stage fright and gremlins in my head […]

The Cure for Back to School Blues

There’s an epidemic sweeping the country – the back to school blues. After a long summer of holidays, beaches, clubs and pools, the reality of another term – another year! – at school starts to sink in. And it doesn’t just afflict children. Parents have been feeling the pressure of buying new stationary, replacing outgrown, […]

Spotlight on… Work Experience Student Mollie!

Recently, former Jigsaw Finchley student Mollie joined the Jigsaw Head Office team for a week of work experience. We love hearing what Jigsaw students get up to when they’re older and how their classes have helped them, as we have with work experience students joining us in the past, so we took the opportunity to […]

Jigsaw Review: The Worst Witch, Vaudeville Theatre

Recently on the Jigsaw blog, we ran a competition to win tickets to The Worst Witch on stage! We can now unveil the winning entry: If I was a witch my favourite spell would be, I’ll make my cat disappear to have adventures climbing trees, Sneaking up on the neighbour’s dog that’s always teasing him,So […]

Top Five Summer Activities for Children

Schools are out, August is imminent and we’ve already survived a heatwave – it’s definitely summer! If you’re in need of some inspiration for your child’s summer fun, we’ve got you covered. In no particular order, here are our Top Five Summer Activities for Children. 5. Open air theatre Who says a theatre trip is […]

Jigsaw Schools Perform at Summer Festivals!

We love celebrating any chance Jigsaw students have to showcase their talents and hard work. When a whole Jigsaw school can get involved, that’s even better! With the Summer sun comes Summer fairs and festivals, a great way to not only enjoy the weather but see and support what’s happening in your local community, including […]

Competition: Win Tickets to See The Worst Witch, in the West End!

  We have a fantastic competition for a Jigsaw student to win tickets to see The Worst Witch in the West End! Update: read the winner’s review of the show here!  For a chance of winning this amazing prize, simply answer this question:   “If you were a witch, what would your favourite spell be?” […]

Why Everyone Can Enjoy a Trip to the Theatre

Whether it’s a challenging new work, a literary classic, a spectacular musical, or a good old-fashioned panto, the theatre can offer something for everyone. This is the principle behind ‘Kids Week’ in London, which returns again for 2019. Despite the name, it actually runs for the entire month of August, during which a child who’s […]

What Makes the Perfect Summer Activity?

  Half term breaks, Easter holidays, even Christmas. They’re merely sneak peeks of what comes at the end of the academic year: Summer. And with it, a plethora of Summer activities to choose from. But not every Summer activity is created equal! While Summer holidays are precious to a child, parents might feel more ambivalent. […]

Agency Workshop Day

Above: Lily Mae in rehearsals for the musical Little Miss Sunshine. Lily Mae attended the Agency Workshop in 2017. Following the great success of the last one, and all the wonderful casting news for Jigsaw students (which you can read about here), there will be another Agency Workshop Day on: Sunday 30th June in London […]

When is Acting Useful in Everyday Life?

At Jigsaw, we know that acting and drama skills have all sorts of applications beyond the stage or screen. While some might take acting classes with an eye to appearing on the West End, others want to boost their confidence, be creative or simply make some new friends. So when and how is acting useful in everyday […]

Spotlight on… Jigsaw Ealing!

The leafy London borough of Ealing has a rich cultural history. The Rolling Stones first played in public at the Ealing Jazz Club. Ealing Studios is one of the oldest film studios in the world, and Dame Judi Dench is the President of Ealing’s The Questors Theatre. Dani has a lifelong passion for the performing […]