It’s summer term already? Doesn’t seem 2 minutes since we came back from Christmas break!
Here’s some dates for your diaries and things the students will be up to this term.
April: term kicks off with another round of Associated Studies for our first years. Rehearsals will begin for this years Opera Double Bill, which this year will comprise of Aminta e Fillide by George Frideric Handel and Venus and Adonis by John Blow. Students will also be working on Shakespeare Projects with the second year Acting class and the Summer Projects.
May: this month is all about rehearsals, sessions will begin for the musical and Opera Makers.
June: a busy month! Opera Double Bill opens in the Milton Court Theatre on Monday 3rd. Our Graduate Exhibition takes place this month – an opportunity to meet the third year Production Arts class and see a selection of their work from their time with us, this will take place in Milton Court and will be open to the public on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th. It’s also the Production Arts Department Open Day on Thursday 6th – go here for more information and to book your place, the day will feature talks and information on all programmes and pathways within the Department, not just Stage Management! The Production Arts team will also be at the ABTT trade show at Alexandra Palace on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th June.
July: this year’s musical is Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, this will open in the Silk Street Theatre on Tuesday 2nd. Close on its heels is Opera Makers, opening in the Milton Court Studio on Wednesday 3rd. We’ll also be running a range of summer schools during July, these take place across the Production Arts, Music and Drama departments throughout the month. Interested? More information can be found here.
Throughout the year, the Museum of London is showing an immersive tour through London’s history, narrated by the animals who have lived here and shaped the capital’s history. The project was inspired by objects in the Museum’s collection and has been created in partnership with Guildhall, it’s an interactive, digital installation that uses video projection mapping created by staff and students from the BA Video Design for Live Performance programme. It has also been supported by staff and students from other Production Arts programmes, along with voice work from the Acting Department and creation of the musical soundtrack by the Music Department. Tickets can be booked here.