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Our 2016 kicks off with a fantastic season of work from our final year students beginning with a classic and a contemporary musical. It's also time to start planning your summer holidays as booking has opened for all of our short courses. Read on for all of that and to find out what some of our grads are up to...

Music and lyrics by Cole Porter | Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Directed by Darren Lawrence
A backstage battle between former lovers Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi spills on to stage as they mount a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. And just when things couldn’t get worse, up pop a pair of gangsters who want to share the limelight! Read more

Venue Bernie Grant Arts Centr
Performances 11, 12 and 13 February
Venue Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Performances 18 - 27 February
Tickets From £8
To book 

Bernie Grant Arts Centre: 020 8365 5450 / Book Online
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch: 01708 443333 / Book Online

Industry Bookings 020 8829 0036 or

Music and Lyrics by Ben Pasek and Justin Paul | Book by Peter Duchan | Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort | Directed by Adam Welsh

Three young marines head out for a final boys’ night. As their evening unfolds, self-conscious Rose is enlisted as cocksure Eddie’s date, unaware that she is part of an unfortunate bet. Read more
Venue Karamel Club
Performances 25 February - 5 March
£12 (£8 concs)
To book 020 8881 2201
Industry Bookings 020 8829 0036 or
Student Profiles

Short Courses Booking Now Open

If you want to spend your summer immersing yourself in theatre, then look no further. We have courses available for young people, for drama school applicants looking to strengthen their skills before auditions begin, and for amateur theatre makers and drama teachers who want to refresh their skills. Take a look on our website at the different options. Places for all courses can be booked now. 

Graduate News

Ken Stott is featured in the BBC's landmark adaption of War and Peace. Giles Terera and Lucy Vandi open Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the National Theatre next week. Romayne Andrews is currently at the RSC for a season of work including King Lear starring Anthony Sher, Cymbeline and Hamlet, all of which are due to be screened in cinemas nationwide this Spring. Niv Patel can be seen in NotMoses at the Arts Theatre from March. Eleanor Sutton has been cast in the Old Vic's The Master Builder alongside Ralph Fiennes. Rodney Vubya has been selected for the new cast of the West End's Book of Mormon. Current 3rd year Actor Musician Simon David has a one-man show entitled Simon David: Virgin at the King's Head theatre this month. Iddon Jones is in BAFTA Cymru Award winning short film Dancing in Circles. Writer and director James Hartnell has a new play, Beetles From the West, re-opening the Lion and Unicorn theatre next month - no fewer than eight of our graduates make up his team both on and offstage: Ryan Penny, Matthew Marrs, Amy Doyle, Jessica Cooper, Matthew Swithinbank, Toby Lee and Conor Neaves. Alistair Farrell-Daniel is going on an international tour with Romeo and Juliet for S4K. 

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