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27th March 2017

Central School of Ballet | Dance | Students

Central School of Ballet announces move to Paris Gardens

Central School of Ballet has announced plans for an exciting move to bespoke new premises at Paris Gardens in London’s flourishing arts community on the South Bank in SE1. The building has already been built and now needs to be fitted out to meet the school’s specific needs. Aiming for completion in the 2018/19 Academic […]

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Central School of Ballet has announced plans for an exciting move to bespoke new premises at Paris Gardens in London’s flourishing arts community on the South Bank in SE1. The building has already been built and now needs to be fitted out to meet the school’s specific needs.

Aiming for completion in the 2018/19 Academic year, the new building will become a hub for a dynamic dance community. It will combine excellence in dance training for those aiming for a professional career with accessible dance classes for all and community engagement projects.

Over 1,200 people use Central’s Herbal Hill facilities each week; it has been the school’s home for over 30 years, and whilst much loved the school has now outgrown the space it can offer. The new premises will offer state of the art facilities to match any in the UK for Central’s full-time degree course students and will allow the school to offer dance classes to thousands more in the Southwark area.

Central will occupy over 3,000 square metres of the Paris Gardens building – almost three times the size of the school’s current home. A fundraising campaign is underway to raise the funds required for the fit-out of the building to meet our specific needs.

Heidi Hall, Director of Central School of Ballet, said: “Becoming a professional dancer takes talent, but also enormous determination and continuous effort. In the Paris Gardens building we will be able to provide world-class facilities to match our students’ ambition. We will have space to grow, to nurture creativity at all levels, to inspire partnerships and to encourage the local community to experience our passion for dance. The response to our plans has been enthusiastic and many major donations are already in place or pledged. We are now accelerating our fundraising activities to finance the final stage of the development.”

The short film below imagines the school in its new home:

To find out more about the move to Paris Gardens, visit the Central School of Ballet website.

[Image credit: Bill Cooper]

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16th March 2017

BOVTS | LAMDA | RADA | Drama | Students

Drama school students finalists in Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year

Congratulations to acting students Verity Blyth, Georgia Frost, Emma Rendell and Katie Buchholz who have made it to the final 12 of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year! The Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY) has run since 2007, and is part of the Society’s work to celebrate the works of composer […]

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Congratulations to acting students Verity Blyth, Georgia Frost, Emma Rendell and Katie Buchholz who have made it to the final 12 of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year!

The Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY) has run since 2007, and is part of the Society’s work to celebrate the works of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, and to showcase new works. Finalists are required to perform two pieces: a song by Sondheim, and a new song by Mercury Musical Developments composers and lyricists.

All four students competing in the final will be graduating this year.

Verity Blyth is in the second year of the Foundation Degree Professional Acting at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and recently appeared in Our Town.

Georgia Frost is in the third year of the BA (Hons) Professional Acting at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and recently appeared in The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Emma Rendell is in the second year of the Foundation Degree Professional Acting at LAMDA, and recently appeared in Birdland.

Katie Buchholz is in the third year of the BA (Hons) Acting at RADA, and recently appeared in A Little Night Music.

We’ll be cheering on Verity, Georgia, Emma and Katie at the final, which takes place at the Noël Coward Theatre in St Martin’s Lane on Sunday 11 June 2017.

 

 

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15th March 2017

BOVTS | LAMDA | RADA | Drama | Students

Drama school students selected for Spotlight Showcase 2017

Congratulations to students Laura Waldren (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School), Maisie Preston (LAMDA) and Matthew Blaney (RADA) who have been selected to compete in the Spotlight Showcase 2017! Over 70 drama schools and universities had the opportunity to nominate a student from their graduating class to submit a self-tape audition for this year’s Spotlight Prize. […]

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Congratulations to students Laura Waldren (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School), Maisie Preston (LAMDA) and Matthew Blaney (RADA) who have been selected to compete in the Spotlight Showcase 2017!

Over 70 drama schools and universities had the opportunity to nominate a student from their graduating class to submit a self-tape audition for this year’s Spotlight Prize. The 20 finalists were selected by a panel of industry experts based on the quality of their audition.

Two prizes will be awarded for Best Screen Acting Performance and Best Stage Performance, in front of an invite-only audience of casting directors, agents, producers, directors and actors.

LAMDA graduate and 2016 stage winner Peter Losasso has since appeared in Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s satirical play The Wipers Times, which will be transferring to the West End in March.

The 2017 showcase will take place on 11 July at The Underglobe. You can view the full list of nominees here.

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6th March 2017

BOVTS | Central School of Ballet | LAMDA | NSCD | RADA | Dance | Drama | Stage Management & Technical Theatre | Alumni | Awards

Dance and drama alumni in 2017 Olivier Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 Olivier Awards were announced today, with ten graduates from Conservatoire schools shortlisted for awards. Congratulations to all the nominees! Northern School of Contemporary Dance alumnus Akram Khan is nominated with English National Ballet for Best New Dance Production for his critically acclaimed re-imagining of Giselle. LAMDA graduates Mischief Theatre – Henry […]

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Nominations for the 2017 Olivier Awards were announced today, with ten graduates from Conservatoire schools shortlisted for awards. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Northern School of Contemporary Dance alumnus Akram Khan is nominated with English National Ballet for Best New Dance Production for his critically acclaimed re-imagining of Giselle.

LAMDA graduates Mischief Theatre – Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields – are nominated for Best New Comedy for the third year running, this time for their latest production The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.

Also nominated in the Best New Comedy category is Nice Fish at the Harold Pinter Theatre, co-written by RADA alumnus Mark Rylance.

Renowned theatre designer and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School alumnus Bob Crowley receives two nominations for Best Set Design: the first for Disney’s Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre, the second for The Glass Menagerie at Duke of York’s Theatre.

RADA graduate Kate O’Flynn is nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in The Glass Menagerie.

Debbie Chazen (LAMDA) and Joanna Riding (BOVTS) receive a joint nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for The Girls at Phoenix Theatre, alongside their co-stars Sophie-Louise Dann, Michele Dotrice, Claire Machin, and Claire Moore.

In the Best Actress category, Glenda Jackson (RADA) is nominated for King Lear at the Old Vic, and Ruth Wilson (LAMDA) is nominated for Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre.

In the Best Actor category, Jamie Parker (RADA) is nominated for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre. The Cursed Child received a record of eleven nominations in total.

As previously announced, RADA President and graduate Kenneth Branagh will receive The Special Award for his outstanding contribution to British theatre.

Congratulations too to Matthew Bourne, Artistic Adviser of Central School of Ballet, who receives nominations for Best Theatre Choreographer and Best Entertainment and Family for The Red Shoes. The cast featured graduates from Central School of Ballet, London Contemporary Dance School, and Rambert School.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday 9 April at the Royal Albert Hall.

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2nd March 2017

Central School of Ballet | Dance | Students

Central School of Ballet students open Joshua Kane autumn winter 2017 fashion show

Amy McEntee and Ruaridh Bisset, final year students at Central School Ballet, performed a five minute pas de deux opening and closing the autumn/winter show of renowned fashion designer Joshua Kane on 17 February at the London Palladium. Over 2,200 people saw the show, hailed as the largest attendance of any London Fashion Week show.  […]

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Amy McEntee and Ruaridh Bisset, final year students at Central School Ballet, performed a five minute pas de deux opening and closing the autumn/winter show of renowned fashion designer Joshua Kane on 17 February at the London Palladium.

Over 2,200 people saw the show, hailed as the largest attendance of any London Fashion Week show.  Amy and Ruaridh performed in specially created three piece suits in Joshua’s signature style.  The performance, against a dramatic set and falling snowflakes, was created in close collaboration with Joshua and his team, rehearsals having taken place at Central’s studios in Clerkenwell.

Central’s Director Heidi Hall said: “We admire Joshua’s work immensely.  We have great empathy with the creative process and the sheer effort required to produce a fashion show of such gravitas.”

“This type of opportunity, where students perform in a different type of environment, working with creative experts and short lead times, contributes enormously to learning.  Central is known for the versatility of our graduate dancers.  Amy and Ruaridh demonstrated how their preparation for the forthcoming Ballet Central tour has equipped them for this most exciting of evenings working with Joshua and his team.”

Amy aged 18 from Glasgow said: “I really enjoyed the preparation, creating a new piece with Ruaridh especially for the fashion show.  It was fun to be part of the build up to Friday evening; being fitted with Joshua’s tailoring that was adapted so we were able to dance.

Ruaridh aged 19 from Manchester added: “It was a thrilling evening. The response to our performance at the London Palladium was overwhelming. And the clothes were all stunning.  Amy and I dance together on a regular basis and this has cemented our partnership in advance of the Ballet Central Tour.”

Central School of Ballet students perform at Joshua Kane fashion showJoshua Kane said: “Mixing art forms has always been at the forefront of both my collections and runway shows.  As my Joshua Kane Journey collection has a theatrical inspiration I wanted to combine as many elements of theatre possible. Working with Central School of Ballet has been an absolute pleasure and an amazing experience. To see the two dancers Amy and Ruaridh bring my tailoring to life with their beautiful duet was for many the highlight of the show.”

The Joshua Kane brand is known for its fine tailoring based on distinctly British influences, focusing on unique quality fabrics and an individual style.  The new collection shown on Friday evening included a women’s range for the first time.  Joshua is widely considered to be the next Alexander McQueen, having worked for Jaeger, Burberry and Paul Smith before launching his own label in 2014 when he also established his flagship store in Spitalfields in London.

You can see Amy and Ruaridh perform with the Ballet Central tour from 30 March to 15 July. Find out more about the third year company on the Ballet Central website.

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2nd March 2017

BOVTS | Central School of Ballet | LAMDA | LCDS | National Centre for Circus Arts | NSCD | RADA | Rambert School | Circus Arts | Dance | Drama | Stage Management & Technical Theatre | Alumni | Film & Television | Performances and Exhibitions

Alumni round up – March 2017

Alumni on stage – dance This month sees the premiere of Northern Ballet’s Casanova, a new ballet choreographed by Central School of Ballet alumnus Kenneth Tindall. The cast features fellow CSB alumna Hannah Bateman. Casanova opens on 11 March at Leeds Grand Theatre and is on tour until 13 May. Ballet Black premiere a new […]

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Alumni on stage – dance

This month sees the premiere of Northern Ballet’s Casanova, a new ballet choreographed by Central School of Ballet alumnus Kenneth Tindall. The cast features fellow CSB alumna Hannah Bateman. Casanova opens on 11 March at Leeds Grand Theatre and is on tour until 13 May.

Ballet Black premiere a new Triple Bill at the Barbican on 2 – 4 March, with a programme including choreography by Martin Lawrance (London Contemporary Dance School). The company features dancers Sayaka Ichikawa (Rambert), Jacob Wye and Mthuthuzeli November (Central School of Ballet).

Choreographer and London Contemporary Dance School alumnus Arthur Pita presents double bill Stepmother/Stepfather at The Place from 2 – 11 March 2017.

James Cousins Company is touring Rosalind, a unique take on As You Like It created in collaboration with Korean dancers and artists, from 3 March. Rosalind is choreographed by artistic director Cousins (LCDS) and features dancer Chihiro Kawasaki (LCDS).

Tavaziva are touring Africarmen, an interpretation of the Carmen story synthesizing ballet, contemporary and African dance, from 2 March. The company features dancers Jordan Bridge, Theo Samsworth, Ellen Yilma               (LCDS), and Anna Watkins (Rambert).

Cyr wheel artists and National Centre for Circus Arts graduates Simple Cypher (Chris Thomas and Kieran Warner) are performing on the main stage at this year’s Move It expo on Saturday 11 March.

Rambert dance company are on tour with a Triple Bill, this month visiting Theatre Royal Brighton, Theatr Clwyd, New Theatre Oxford, Hall for Cornwall and Theatre Royal Nottingham. The company features dancers Sharia Johnson, Vanessa Kang, Jacob O’Connell, Adam Park, Stephan Quildan, Kym Sojourna, Stephen Wright (Rambert), Pierre Tappon (LCDS), and Brenda Lee Grech (CSB).

James Wilton Dance Company are touring the UK with Leviathan, the latest piece by LCDS graduate James Wilton. The company features dancers Sarah Jane Taylor, Michael Kelland, Harlan Rust (LCDS), Roger Fernandez Cifuentes and Sam Baxter (NSCD).

Alumni on stage – theatre

Imelda Staunton (RADA) and Luke Treadaway (LAMDA) star in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Harold Pinter Theatre, now playing until 27 May.

Theatre Royal Haymarket presents another Albee classic, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? starring Sophie Okenedo (RADA) and featuring current LAMDA student Archie Madekwe, until 24 June.

Joshua McGuire (RADA) stars opposite Daniel Radcliffe in Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead at the Old Vic, playing until 29 April. The cast features David Haig (LAMDA) and 2016 graduate Evlyne Oyedokun (RADA).

At Stratford-upon-Avon, LAMDA graduates Kristin Atherton, Will Bliss, James Corrigan, Sean Hart, Martin Hutson, Tom McCall, Lucy Phelps, and Alex Waldmann feature in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s productions of Julius Caesar (3 March – 9 September) and Antony & Cleopatra (11 March – 7 September).

Also at Stratford, Wendy Kweh (RADA) joins the cast of Snow in Midsummer, a contemporary re-imagining of one of the most famous Classical Chinese dramas, playing until 25 March.

The Everyman Company continues its season at the Liverpool Everyman with The Conquest of the South Pole, about a band of hopeless dreamers the world has left behind, featuring Laura dos Santos (LAMDA), Tom Kanji and George Caple (RADA).

Polly Findlay (LAMDA) is directing political drama Limehouse at the Donmar Warehouse, running from 2 March – 15 April.

Christopher Schutt (BOVTS) creates the Sound Design for debbie tucker green’s a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun), at the Royal Court until 1 April.

Also at the Royal Court, Thomas Arnold (RADA) joins the cast of The Kid Stays in the Picture, playing 7 March – 8 April.

Saskia Strallen (RADA) and Jamie Wilkes (LAMDA) appear in The Diary of a Teenage Girl at the Southwark Playhouse, from 1 – 25 March.

At the Finborough Theatre, Jill Winternitz (RADA) features in I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard until 25 March, and Reginald Edwards (RADA) features in You’re Human Like the Rest of Us, until 21 March.

Ciaran Kellgren (LAMDA) joins the cast of Romeo & Juliet at West Yorkshire Playhouse, running 3 – 25 March.

Mark Addy, Asif Khan and Neil D’Souza (RADA) feature in new comedy The Hypocrite, a collaboration between Hull Truck Theatre and the RSC, playing until 25 March.

At the National Theatre, Georgine Anderson, Caroline Blakiston, Charles Kay (RADA) and Anna Calder-Marshall (LAMDA) feature in Lost Without Words. Showcasing older actors in their 70s and 80s, the production promises no script, no map, and a different show every night. Playing 4 – 18 March.

In the days following the Brexit vote, a team from the National Theatre of Great Britain spoke to people nationwide, aged 9 to 97, to hear their views on the country we call home. The resulting production, My Country; a work in progress, features BOVTS graduate Adam Ewan.

Jack Holden (BOVTS) features in What The Butler Saw at the Curve Theatre, playing 3 – 18 March.

2016 graduates Abraham Popoola and Norah Lopez Holden (RADA) star as Othello and Desdemona in the Tobacco Factory’s production, running until 1 April. The cast also features BOVTS graduates Piers Hampton and John Sandeman.

LAMDA graduate company Mischief Theatre are going international as smash-hit The Play That Goes Wrong heads to the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway from 9 March. The cast features LAMDA graduates Matthew Cavendish, Bryony Corrigan, Dave Hearn, Charlie Russell, Greg Tannahill, and Nancy Zamit.

Alumni on screen

Head to the cinema this month to catch the award-winning portrait of contemporary African-American life, Moonlight. BOVTS alumna Naomie Harris received BAFTA and Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film:

Patrick Stewart (BOVTS) joins Hugh Jackman in their final outing of the Wolverine franchise: Logan. In cinemas from 3 March:

Tom Hiddleston (RADA) stars in blockbuster Kong: Skull Island, in cinemas from 10 March:

Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter (LAMDA) and Billy Howle (BOVTS) star in the film adaptation of Julian Barnes’ novel The Sense of an Ending, in cinemas from 24 March:

 

 

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28th February 2017

Central School of Ballet | Rambert School | Dance | Students

Central School of Ballet and Rambert School in Design for Dance

Students from Central School of Ballet and Rambert School are participating in Design for Dance from 1 – 4 March. This annual collaboration is a programme of original workshop dance pieces created by students on the Central Saint Martins’ BA Performance Design & Practice course, in collaboration with student choreographers and dancers from Central, Rambert […]

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Students from Central School of Ballet and Rambert School are participating in Design for Dance from 1 – 4 March. This annual collaboration is a programme of original workshop dance pieces created by students on the Central Saint Martins’ BA Performance Design & Practice course, in collaboration with student choreographers and dancers from Central, Rambert and London Studio Centre.

The aim of the project is to enable young choreographers, dancers and designers to collaborate in the creation of new dance. All the work is created by current students, with the emphasis on experimentation within the dance form. The work is presented in a professional context and every attempt is made to follow professional working processes, as a learning experience for all participating students.

Each show will feature a selection of pieces from all three participating dance schools. You can book your tickets here.

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10th February 2017

LCDS | NSCD | Dance | Alumni | Awards

National Dance Awards for Kim Brandstrup and Gary Clarke

Congratulations to alumni Kim Brandstrup and Gary Clarke, winners at the 2017 National Dance Awards! London Contemporary Dance School alumnus Kim Brandstrup was awarded Best Modern Choreography for Transfigured Night, a dramatic love story with intimate duets and spectacular ensemble dancing, performed by Rambert dance company. Northern School of Contemporary Dance alumnus Gary Clarke was […]

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Congratulations to alumni Kim Brandstrup and Gary Clarke, winners at the 2017 National Dance Awards!

London Contemporary Dance School alumnus Kim Brandstrup was awarded Best Modern Choreography for Transfigured Night, a dramatic love story with intimate duets and spectacular ensemble dancing, performed by Rambert dance company.

Northern School of Contemporary Dance alumnus Gary Clarke was awarded Best Independent Company for Gary Clarke Company. Based in Yorkshire, the company produce contemporary dance theatre that comments on both popular and political culture.

You can find a full list of winners and nominees here.

 

 

 

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1st February 2017

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Alumni round up – February 2017

Alumni on stage – dance and circus Following their successful run at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, National Centre for Circus Arts graduates Silver Lining return to Jacksons Lane on 1 – 4 February with Throwback, a love note to nostalgia and the things you can’t forget. Richard Alston Dance Company are touring with a programme […]

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Alumni on stage – dance and circus

Following their successful run at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, National Centre for Circus Arts graduates Silver Lining return to Jacksons Lane on 1 – 4 February with Throwback, a love note to nostalgia and the things you can’t forget.

Richard Alston Dance Company are touring with a programme including An Italian in Madrid, Stronghold, Tangent and Chacony, performing this month at Theatre Royal Norwich, The Lowry Salford, Cambridge Arts Theatre, and Octogon Theatre Yeovil. The company features dancers Liam Riddick, Nancy Nerantzi, Ihsaan de Banya, Oihana Vesga Bujan (LCDS), James Muller (CSB), Jennifer Hayes (NSCD), Nicholas Bodych (Rambert).

2Faced Dance, led by NSCD alumna and choreographer Tamsin Fitzgerald, are touring triple bill Run from 23 February at The Courtyard, Hereford. The company features dancers Jason Boyle, Ed Warner, Louis Parker-Evans (NSCD), Kai Tomioka (Central School of Ballet & NSCD), and Jack Humphrey (LCDS).

Rambert dance company head to Scotland this month, performing a triple bill at Theatre Royal Glasgow (9 -11 Feb) and Eden Court Inverness (15 – 16 Feb). The company features dancers Sharia Johnson, Vanessa Kang, Jacob O’Connell, Adam Park, Stephan Quildan, Kym Sojourna, Stephen Wright (Rambert), Pierre Tappon (LCDS), and Brenda Lee Grech (Central School of Ballet).

Phoenix Dance Theatre present a Mixed Programme at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 8 – 11 February, featuring dancers Vanessa Vince-Pang (Rambert), Carmen Vazquez Marfil (Central School of Ballet, NSCD), and Natalie Alleston (Rambert, NSCD).

National Dance Company Wales present their Spring Tour 2017, touring to venues in Wales from 16 February. The company features dancers Josef Perou (Central School of Ballet), Camille Giraudeau, Alexandra Pholien (LCDS), Franklyn Lee and Ed Myhill (Rambert).

BalletBoyz are touring North America with Life from 3 – 25 February, with dancers Edward Pearce, Simone Donati, Bradley Waller, Jordan Robson (Rambert), and Josh Wild (NSCD).

Resolution, the annual dance festival for new choreography, continues at The Place:

Nicolas Minns (Rambert) collaborates with Susan Kempster to present Black widow: on dying and the art of not complaining, on Wednesday 15 February.

Simple Cypher – National Centre for Circus Arts graduates Christopher Thomas and Kieran Warner – present Roll up, roll up, a fusion of hip-hop and circus on Thursday 16 February.

Lumo Company, a collaboration between National Centre graduate Hanna Moisala and actress Heidi Niemi, present dark contemporary circus piece Lola on Saturday 25 February.

Alumni on stage – theatre

The Liverpool Everyman launches its Everyman Company season on 17 February with musical Fiddler on the Roof. The company of 14 actors, featuring local voices, experienced performers and emerging talent, includes Laura dos Santos (LAMDA), Tom Kanji and 2016 graduate George Caple (RADA).

Kathryn Hunter (RADA) stars in The House of Bernarda Alba, a co-production with Graeae Theatre Company, at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester from 3 – 25 February.

The National Theatre presents Twelfth Night from 22 February, with Tamara Lawrence (RADA) starring as Viola. Joining the cast are Imogen Doel, Niky Wardley (LAMDA), Phoebe Fox, Tim McMullan, Daniel Rigby (RADA), Andrew Macbean (BOVTS) and 2016 graduates Brad Morrison and Whitney Kehinde (BOVTS). Christopher Schutt (BOVTS) provides Sound Design.

At the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, John Webster’s tale of revenge and betrayal The White Devil features graduates Jamie Ballard (BOVTS), Anna Healy, Shanaya Rafaat, Joseph Timms (RADA) and 2016 graduate Jamael Westman (RADA). Playing until 16 April.

Also at the Wanamaker, Nadia Albina, Natalie Klamar (LAMDA) and 2016 graduate Natasha Cowley (RADA) join the cast of Othello from 23 February – 16 April.

Alex Beckett (RADA) stars as Henry Higgins in Pygmalion, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse 4 – 25 February.

Ann Ogbomo (LAMDA) features in School Play, exploring what it means to be a primary school teacher in contemporary Britain, at the Southwark Playhouse from 1 – 25 February.

Ben Aldridge (LAMDA) features in theatre and music hybrid Run the Beast Down at the Finborough Theatre until 25 February.

Also at the Finborough, Adi Chugh (BOVTS) and Miztli Rose Neville (RADA) join the cast of Dubailand, exploring the plight of Dubai’s migrant labour force, playing 5 – 21 February.

Bob Crowley (BOVTS) provides Set Design for The Glass Menagerie at the Duke of York’s Theatre until 29 April. Kate O’Flynn (RADA) features in the cast.

Charlotte Lucas and Patsy Ferran (RADA) join the cast of Speech and Debate at Trafalgar Studios, playing 24 February – 1 April.

At the Bristol Old Vic Theatre, coming-of-age musical Junkyard features Erin Doherty (BOVTS), Josef Davies (LAMDA), Scarlett Brookes and Jack Riddiford (RADA). Playing 24 February – 18 March.

Juliet Stevenson (RADA) stars as Gertrude in the Almeida’s production of Hamlet, playing from 17 February – 8 April. Natasha Chivers (LAMDA) is Lighting Designer for the production. The cast also features graduates Calum Finlay and Josh Higgott (LAMDA), Barry Aird, David Rintoul, and Luke Thompson (RADA).

Alumni on screen

Luke Treadaway (LAMDA) returns for season 2 of Sky Atlantic’s psychological thriller Fortitude, airing Thursdays at 9pm from 26 January.

And finally, ITV have released the trailer for series 3 of hit show Broadchurch, starring BOVTS alumna Olivia Colman, which will be returning to its Monday night slot. Joining the cast for the new series are alumni Julie Hesmondhalgh (LAMDA), Arthur Darvill and Andrew Buchan (RADA).

 

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31st January 2017

BOVTS | RADA | Drama | Alumni | Awards

Stephane Dillane and Glenda Jackson winners at Critics Circle Awards

Congratulations to Bristol Old Vic Theatre School alumnus Stephen Dillane and RADA alumna Glenda Jackson, who are among the winners announced at the Critics Circle Theatre Awards today. Stephen Dillane won Best Actor for his performance in Faith Healer, staged at the Donmar Warehouse, London. Stephen was presented the award by critic John Nathan, who said […]

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Congratulations to Bristol Old Vic Theatre School alumnus Stephen Dillane and RADA alumna Glenda Jackson, who are among the winners announced at the Critics Circle Theatre Awards today.

Stephen Dillane won Best Actor for his performance in Faith Healer, staged at the Donmar Warehouse, London. Stephen was presented the award by critic John Nathan, who said “when, as Frank, Stephen Dillane stood before us like a lapsed preacher, we believed in his miracles”.

Glenda Jackson won the Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance for her performance as King Lear at the Old Vic, London. Critic Susannah Clapp, presenting the award, described her as, “One of the most powerful Lears I have seen”.

You can find the full list of winners on the Critics Circle website here.

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