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Your monthly update of shows, student and alumni news.
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A RAISIN IN THE SUN
By Lorraine Hansberry | Directed by Topher Campbell
In Chicago’s notorious South Side, three generations of a family struggle to overcome prejudice and poverty. The first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway, A Raisin in the Sun is one of the most important works of 20th Century drama. Read more
VenueKaramel Club Performances 3 - 9 May Tickets£12 (£10 concessions) To book020 8881 2201 The box office is open Mon-Fri 9.30-5
MADE IN DAGENHAM
By Richard Bean | Music by David Arnold | Lyrics by Richard Thomas | Directed by Ellie Jones
The talents of Mountview’s actors and actor musicians are combined in this barnstorming, Olivier Award-winning British musical. Women machinists in the Ford car factory fight for better pay, taking on class and gender barriers in the fight for equal rights. Read more
Book by George Abbott & Douglas Wallop | Words and Music by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross | Directed by Martin Duncan
A baseball nut sells his soul to a mysterious businessman for a chance to play in the Major League. Can his hapless team beat the mighty New York Yankees? There’s devilish temptation in this all-American musical. Read more
VenueUnicorn Theatre Performances 10 - 19 May Tickets£14 (£10 concessions) To bookBook Online | 020 7645 0560 Booking fees may apply
SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
By Luigi Pirandello | Directed by Dan Herd
An absurdist masterpiece, Six Characters explores the nature of theatre and reality. A group of actors assemble for a rehearsal, only to be confronted by six mysterious individuals claiming to be characters abandoned by their writer and demanding to have their stories told. Read more
VenueKaramel Club Performances 18 - 23 May Tickets£12 (£10 concessions) To book020 8881 2201 The box office is open Mon-Fri 9.30-5
Congratulations to Giles Terera who has won the Olivier for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Aaron Burr in Hamilton. Our alumni have been lighting up the small screen with TV roles aplenty. The BBC’s Shakespeare and Hathaway starred Quinn Patrick, Nick Moran and Anthony Adjekum alongside Musical Theatre graduate Julie Atherton whilst Cameron Jack could be seen in both Emmerdale and Call the Midwife. On stage, Harry Atwell and Esther McAuley are currently in Frankenstein at Manchester Royal Exchange and joining them in the north west will be Christian Edwards in All I See Is You at Bolton Octagon. A little closer to home, Richard Delaney will appear in The Secret Life of Humans at New Diorama Theatre and Ali Azhar is set to star in Moormaid at the Arcola.
Grange Park Opera’s production of Oklahoma! this summer will be packed full of Mountviewers. Current student Connor Ewing will be leaving us early to join the cast with Lauren Hood and Natasha Cottriall. Current student Tim Mahendran is at the Hope Mill Theatre for Spring Awakening alongside Seyi Omooba and Beth Hinton-Lever. Dean John-Wilson will be appearing in the eagerly anticipated West End transfer of The King & Iat the London Palladium whilst Keisha Amponsa Banson joins the new cast of Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre. At the Union Theatre, Louie Westwood stars in Twang!!and Alistair Brookshaw is in Caroline, Or Change at Hampstead Theatre, directed by fellow alumnus Michael Longhurst. Away from the theatre Connie Fisher presented documentary Baby Love on BBC Wales.
In directing news, Matthew Bosley has joined the English Touring Opera as Staff Director and at the Hampstead Theatre Kayla Feldman is at the helm of Acceptance. In south London, Daniel Phillips directs Banana Crabtree Simonat the Drayton Arms Theatre which is also produced by fellow Creative Producing graduate Jamie Chapman Dixon.
Musical Direction graduate George Dyer will be providing orchestrations for An Officer and a Gentleman’s national tour, joining cast member Maisey Bawden.
Last but certainly not least, in Production Arts news Bethan McKnight will be taking the role of Assistant Stage Manager on The Writer at the Almeida.