Welcome to Mountview’s e-newsletter!
Your monthly update of shows, student and alumni news.
The sun is out, the days are long, and that can only mean one thing: it's time for our postgraduate season. Performers, Producers and Directors are all showcased over the next two months. Also, read on for an update on our Peckham home...
By Eduardo de Filippo | Adapted by Peter Tinniswood | Directed by John Brant
While the man of the house is away at war, the rest of the family must do what it takes to stay afloat. Transporting you to a Naples slum, Napoli Milionaria charts how corruption can seep into every crevice of an impoverished neighbourhood fighting for survival. Read more
VenueBridewell Theatre Performances 6 - 10 June Tickets£14 (£10 concessions) To book020 8881 2201
A dynamic season of theatre showcasing the fresh talent of Mountview's MA Directors and Producers. Eight collaboration and four double bills covering love, sex, politics, mythology and much, much more. Read more
By Margaret Atwood | Directed by Christian Durham
A Greek myth reclaimed by one of the world's greatest contemporary feminist writers Margaret Atwood. Penelope, with her chorus of maids, recounts her version of how wifely devotion to Odysseus led to jealousy and brutal slaughter. Read more
JANE EYRE: A MUSICAL DRAMA
Book by John Caird | Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon | Based on the classic novel by Charlotte Brontë | Directed by Ellie Jones
Timeless classic Jane Eyre comes to life in this musical version of Charlotte Brontë's novel. A dramatic sweep through one woman's journey from childhood to adulthood, encountering betrayal, hardship and romance. Read more
Book by Roger O. Hirson | Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz | Directed by Sherrill Gow
Young prince Pippin sets out to find happiness and fulfillment, no matter what troubles might lie in his way. This is an unforgettable musical from legendary composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell). Read more
Work is underway on building our new home in Peckham, south London.
Having received planning permission from Southwark Council last year initial groundworks have begun this week. Our new home will include 21 rehearsal studios, music practice rooms, production workshops, TV and radio suites, meeting rooms and two theatres. There will be a café/bar and rooftop restaurant with spectacular views of the London skyline from Battersea Power Station to Canary Wharf and a West End-scale rehearsal space for commercial companies.
As well as being a new home for Mountview the building will a public space with community outreach and classes happening throughout the year. Alumni will be able to use the library and book rehearsal spaces.
A finance agreement is in place for 80% of the cost, enabling us to begin work. The remaining 20% of cost will be covered by fundraising and since launching our capital fundraising appeal in October, we have raised 51% of our £6.5million target.You can help secure the future of Mountview as we look to raise the remaining £3.2m.
We look forward to keeping you updated as the project progresses. To find out more visit our website.
Longstanding MP for Camberwell & Peckham Harriet Harman with Sarah Preece, Stephen Jameson and Southwark Council Leader Peter John, breaking ground on Mountview's new site with 1st year Acting students.