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Breaking the Castle Peter Cook as Dave

Thanks to Arne Sjostedt and Canberra’s Rock City Jester for this small and perfectly formed review of my play, Breaking the Castle. I was fortunate to be able to develop the production within The Street theatre‘s ‘First Seen’ season. Masterfully directed by Caroline Stacey, proving an opportunity for Cook to show off his “triple A…

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Breaking the castle peter cook

Stage Whispers reviewed my production of Breaking the Castle – directed by Caroline Stacey and staged as part of the Street Theatre’s ‘First Seen’ program. The production springboards off the script’s poetic descriptions, and overlays a perfectly-timed sound and lighting design, which works in the small area of Street’s Street 2 theatre space to immerse…

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Peter Cook as Dave, Breaking the Castle

With thanks to Canberra Critics Circle for coming along to see my play, Breaking the Castle, at the Street Theatre earlier this year. It was well received and, thankfully, our run finished just prior to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Peter Cook’s play about addiction and recovery, ‘Breaking the Castle’, succeeds because of…

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Pete Cook actor. Breaking the Castle

With thanks to City News for their supportive and insightful review of my 2020 production of Breaking the Castle. The small space at The Street Theatre created a symbiotic relationship between spectator and actor; creating the potential for one of the most powerful experiences of theatre. In many respects Peter Cook’s play answers the question…

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5 top tips for preparing your speech

Read through my 5 top tips for preparing your speech and download them as a reference for whenever you’re presenting. Do you have your own top tips? Add them in the comments Know your audience: Your audience are the reason you are delivering your speech. It’s important you keep your audience at the forefront of…

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Pete Cook public speaking workshops TalkItUp

The workforce of the future will be unrecognisable. Already technology is replacing a number of manual tasks, and increasingly artificial intelligence will reorient the nature of workplaces. The knowledge and gig economies will be joined by the emotional economy because it is the so-called “soft skills” that will become the critical skill sets in future…

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