A handbook for parents and students alike by actress, drama coach and agent, Tonicha Lawrence.
Written by Tonicha herself, this book offers practical advice and do’s and don’t’s to anyone thinking of pursuing an acting career as a child or an adult. Tonicha is passionate about actor training. She knows the profession inside out and from practically every angle, with more than 30 years experience in the industry.
Tonicha covers everything from choosing a drama school; parents’ etiquette; working in TV and Theatre; as well as coaching her own daughter, Sydney Wade.
This handy, but pleasantly no-nonsense manual is essential reading – or an essential gift! – for any aspiring actor and parent.
Tonicha has been working in the industry since the age of 2 years old and since that time appeared in many musicals, television and theatre productions. Tonicha was one of the youngest artists ever to be accepted into the prestigious 'London studio Centre' at the tender age of 15 years, beating hundreds of applicants. This was an opportunity she was unable to take as she won her most recognised role to date as Linda Glover in Emmerdale. After leaving the show she returned to the stage and spent the next few years touring in rep (Hull Truck Theatre Company), musicals and television shows "Where the Heart Is" and "A Wonderful Life". After a 10 year break from the industry she is now ready to return to her roots and start acting once again.