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It's a new academic year at Mountview and our class of 2016 are ready to present their first term of public shows. This year is the first that showcases our Actor Musicians. Read on to find out what's coming up next month, and keep scrolling to catch a glimpse of life at Mountview...

By Peter Flannery | Directed by Max Key

Auschwitz survivor Peter Singer is ready to make his mark. In this epic fable he transforms from destitute refugee to slum landlord to saviour of the capital’s homeless against the pulsating backdrop of post-war London. Read more

Venue Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Performances 1 - 10 Oct
Tickets £12 (£8 concs)
To book 0208 365 5450 / Book Online
Industry Bookings 020 8829 0036 or

By Stephen Lowe | Directed by Paul-Ryan Carberry

In the hundred days between VE day and VJ day, a group of women in Nottingham try and pick up the pieces of a life touched by war. They are haunted by the past and by the future. Touched is presented by our first ever cohort of Actor Musicians. Read more
Venue Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Performances 2 - 10 Oct
£12 (£8 concs)
To book 0208 365 5450 / Book Online
Industry Bookings 020 8829 0036 or

By Michael John LaChiusa | Directed by Matt Ryan | Musical Direction Nigel Lilley | Choreography Steven Harris

A chamber musical in four parts, First Lady Suite sheds light onto the oft-forgotten lives of the wives of America's Presidents. Focussing on important real-life private turning points for these very public women, this is a poignant and soaring musical from acclaimed composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa (Hello Again, The Wild Party). Read more
Venue Karamel Club
Performances 8 - 17 Oct
Tickets £12 (£8 concs)
To book 020 8881 2201
Industry Bookings 020 8829 0036 or

From a screenplay by David R Scwartz | Adapted for the stage by Chris BlackwoodShirley Jameson and Drew Jaymson | Book by Chris Blackwood | Original songs; music by Kevan Frost and Drew Jaymson lyrics and additional songs by John Hogg  
Directed by Stephen Jameson | Musical Direction Simon Lambert | Choreography Sam McAvoy

Welcome to 1930s gangland Chicago and Hoods, an all-singing, all-dancing brand new musical. Mixing classic Rat Pack standards such as That Ol' Black Magic, You Make Me Feel So Young and That's Life with original songs, this show is a reworking of the Robin Hood legend and tells the tale of gangster Robbo Cappelli and his merry band of hoodlums. Read more
Venue Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Performances 22 – 31 Oct
Tickets £12 (£8 concs)
To book 020 8365 5450 / Book Online
Industry Bookings 020 8829 0036 or
Take a look at our new film about life and training at Mountview. Watch this space for more films coming soon...
Student Profiles

Graduate News

Rebecca Root is currently starring in Boy Meets Girl on BBC2 and can soon be seen alongside Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl. Stuart Matthew Price, Mat Seadon-Young, David Seadon-Young and Jack North were recently featured in the standout BBC Prom with the acclaimed John Wilson Orchestra, celebrating the music of Leonard Bernstein.Nick Harris has been cast in Teddy Ferrara at the Donmar Warehouse. Akintunde Esuruoso and Linford Johnson are rehearsing Show Boat at Sheffield Crucible. Scott Paige is playing Goran in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which opens at West Yorkshire Playhouse this winter and then embarks on a UK tour - the assistant stage manager on the show is graduate Damien Stanton. Michael Longhurst is directing Linda by Penelope Skinner at the Royal Court from 25 November. Kane Oliver Parry has joined the West End cast of Wicked, on which James Smailes has just finished working on the automation. Amy Millns is set to play Clara Eynsford-Hill in Pygmalion at the English Theatre Vienna. Varun Sharma has just begun filming Bollywood movie Baar Baar Dheko. Play Pen Productions brings Hello Again to the Hope Theatre this autumn. It is directed by Tania Azevedo with musical direction from Dan Jarvis, stars Isabella Messarra, Thea Jo Wolfe and Adam Colbeck-Dunn and has Olivia Ward as costume designer and Katie Nicoll as lighting designer. 

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