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We are very pleased to bring you our Postgraduate season, which for the first time includes the work of our Creative Producing students, who have collaborated with our Theatre Directors on their festival season. Additionally we are able to share our 2014/15 Annual Report, read on for more...
Words and music by Michael John LaChiusa | Based on the play by Federico Garcia Lorca | Directed by Suzy Catliff

In 1930's rural Spain, newly widowed Bernarda Alba must raise five fiery daughters and care for her elderly mother. This powerful musical adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s famous play comes from award-winning composer Michael John LaChiusa. Read more

Venue Unicorn Theatre
Date 25 - 28 May
Tickets £12 (£8 concessions)
To book 020 7645 0560/Book Online
Industry Bookings 020 8829 0036 or
A musical from the novel by LM Montgomery adapted by Donald Harron and Norman Campbell | Lyrics by Norman Campbell | Additional lyrics by Mavor Moore and Elaine Campbell | Music by Norman Campbell | Directed by Sherrill Gow
One of the world’s best loved children’s stories comes to life in this heart-warming musical. Orphan Anne Shirley uses her pluck and determination to find happiness in her new home at Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, and makes a host of new friends along the way. Read more

Venue Unicorn Theatre
Performances 8 - 11 June
Tickets £12 (£8 concessions)
To book 
020 7645 0560/Book Online
Industry Bookings 020 8829 0036 or
A season of theatre showcasing the work of our MA Creative Producing and MA Theatre Directing students

A festival of 10 short plays showcases the work of our Postgraduate Directors and Producers, with a range of work from modern classics to brand new plays. Mountview has trained some of the UK's most exciting young directing talent including Michael Longhurst and Maria Aberg, so this is is the perfect opportunity to come along and support the next generation. Read more

Venue Karamel Club
Date 10 June - 9 July
Tickets £6 
To book 
Book Online 
Industry Bookings 020 8829 0036 or
By Jessica Swale | Directed by Jane Moriarty

The Girton girls fight for their right to graduate in this charming and compelling play by 2016 Olivier Award winner Jessica Swale (Best New Comedy – Nell Gwynn). The women must overcome the social prejudice of Victorian Britain, which views educated women as unnatural spinsters, while fending off the distractions of student life. Read more
Venue Bridewell Theatre
Performances 2 - 6 July
Tickets £12 (£8 concessions)
To book 
020 8881 2201
Industry Bookings 020 8829 0036 or
By Moira Buffini | Directed by Katie Henry

Eurydice is the first democratic president of war-stricken Thebes. She promises peace to her people but cannot deliver without the aid of profiteer Theseus, and her opposition is waiting in the wings. Acclaimed dramatist Moira Buffini (Dinner, Handbagged) paints a hybrid world in which classical myth and modern day brutality intertwine. Read more

Venue Bridewell Theatre
Date 13 - 16 July
Tickets £12 (£8 concessions)
To book 020 8881 2201
Industry Bookings 020 8829 0036 or
Student Profiles

Annual Report 2014/15

The past academic year has been a hugely successful one for Mountview.

We celebrated our 70th Anniversary. Ofsted named our training ‘Outstanding’. Our students continued to achieve the highest levels of attainment and go on to work in theatres, TV studios and film sets across the UK and internationally. And we launched a capital project to build a new home for Mountview, a brand new theatre arts school designed to our own specification.

You can read about all this and more in our 2014/15 Annual Report which was published this week.


A weekend of sessions led by professional practitioners in small groups to mirror an authentic conservatoire drama school experience. Six masterclasses look at:
Shakespeare | Text and character | Improvisation | Movement | Voice | Singing

Whether you are directing Shakespeare, contemporary theatre, pantomime or a musical this intensive weekend will be invaluable. Workshops will be full of tips and advice including:
Getting the most out of your actors | Staging a large company scene | Voice technique | Rehearsal room to stage | Lighting and sound | Auditions | Giving notes
The course focuses on the key responsibilities of a theatre director: the vision, script, rehearsal room and the production.

An essential weekend which will provide you with a hands-on insight into the roles and responsibilities of the professional stage management team and a tool-kit of knowledge to take into your next production.
Building the prompt copy | Cueing the show | Rehearsal room to theatre transfer | Running a tech | Mark ups

This fully-practical weekend introduces and explores the creative possibilities available to the lighting and sound departments. An advice packed weekend full of tips and tricks to highlight the action in your next production. Topics include:
Design | Choosing the right equipment | Direction, colour and texture | Sound effects | Operating | Soundscape | Microphones | Software
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