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Plymouth vendor Clive is keeping up his acting classes even in lockdown

Posted On: 27 Mar 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

Plymouth vendor Clive is keeping up his acting classes even in lockdown

Theatres around the country may be shut, including the one where Big Issue vendor Clive sells the magazine in Plymouth, but that hasn't stopped the much-loved seller keeping his passion for acting going.
Clive has become a fixture of the community on his pitch at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, starring in several productions, including one where his canine companion Geezer had a short cameo .
But the coronavirus lockdown has meant that the theatre has closed its doors for the first time in 37 years while Clive has been forced to self-isolate in his shared accommodation, missing out on his regular Project X and Our Space acting sessions at the theatre.
I am blessed to have them together, The Big Issue is the absolute golden ticket for me
Clive has been keeping himself sharp by honing his monologue skills while he is working with the theatre to get internet access so he can participate in online theatre sessions from next week.
And that's a big bonus for his mental health, says the 56-year-old seller, while a pal...

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