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Autumn/winter SEASON 2016


Welcome to Mountview’s Autumn/Winter Season 2016

Mountview – excellence, access and innovation challenging new work that gives our students the best possible start. In this season alone we bring you three previously unseen pieces of work from some of the industry’s brightest lights along with four established classics.

Mountview is one of the UK’s top drama schools. We are proud to deliver the most pertinent training for an ever-changing industry. We work in collaboration with the finest established and emerging creative practitioners to create

Our thriving industry needs to reflect the world and communities in which we live. We are committed to training the most talented people regardless of background or income, and work with partners across the UK to increase access to our training. You can help our students support themselves and to pay for

vital costs related to their training by donating to our hardship fund. Find out more on page 14. To safeguard Mountview’s future we are planning a new school and theatre in the heart of Peckham in south London. The new home will befit the quality of our training, allow us to expand our outreach programmes and include studio and rehearsal spaces for professional and community groups. You can find out more about our project on page 15.

STEPHEN JAMESON Principal and Artistic Director

President  Judi Dench CH DBE · Chairman  Vikki Heywood CBE · Principal & Artistic Director  Stephen Jameson · Executive Director  Sarah Preece · Board of Directors  Sir Brendan Barber · Dame Colette Bowe · Andrew Parker · Paul Roberts OBE · Indhu Rubasingham · Patrick Spottiswoode · Ben Sumner · Hamble Wallace · Vincent Wang · Artistic Associates Maria Aberg · Annabel Arden · Paul Arditti · Neil Austin · Alecky Blythe · Paul Clay · Lindsey Coulson · Brian Cox CBE · Howard Goodall OBE ·

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· Douglas Henshall · Amanda Holden · Stephen Jeffreys · Terry Johnson · Kwame Kwei-Armah

Twiggy Lawson · Eddie Marsan · Elaine Paige OBE · Michael Pennington · Tom Piper · Roy Williams OBE · Anton Woodward

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Contents 4. Grace 5. White Pig 6. Oh, What a Lovely War 7. Lockhart 8. Girlfriends 9. Macbeth 10. The Nativity 11. Christmas Concert 12. Venues 13. Young People's courses 14. Support us 15. Mountview is Moving 16. Diary

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Acting Venue JAcksons Lane

Grace A World Premiere Written and Directed by Richard Vincent

September Thu 29 · 7.30pm October Sat 1 · 5pm Mon 3 · 7.30pm Wed 5 · 7.30pm Fri 7 · 7.30pm Tickets £14 (£10)

To book 020 8341 4421 jacksonslane.org.uk Booking fees may apply

Industry bookings 020 8829 0036 marketing@ mountview.org.uk

#GraceMV

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This is a world premiere presented by Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

A snapshot of London life, brand new play Grace confronts rising rents, zero-hour contracts and the gap between the haves and the have-nots. Worlds collide at a charity event where the staff and host have very different ideas about what money can buy.

Richard Vincent has written for theatre, film, TV and radio, with credits including the Emmy and BAFTA award-winning TV show Shaun the Sheep. Richard teaches improvisation at Mountview and has previously directed Days of Significance and We Happy Few.

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White Pig By Dennis Kelly · Directed by Jimmy Grimes

Acting Venue JAcksons Lane

September Fri 30 · 7.30pm October Sat 1 · 12pm Tue 4 · 7.30pm Thu 6 · 7.30pm Sat 8 · 5pm Tickets £14 (£10)

To book 020 8341 4421 jacksonslane.org.uk Booking fees may apply

Industry bookings 020 8829 0036 marketing@ mountview.org.uk

#WhitePigMV

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White Pig is a previously unperformed play by Dennis Kelly, co-writer of Matilda: the Musical, and writer of Love and Money and hit TV shows Utopia and Pulling. Troubled Edward is caught up in his adolescent imagination. A poignant and unsettling exploration of teenage boyhood.

Jimmy Grimes is one half of creative duo Brunskill and Grimes. He is a director, puppetry director and designer and was the Associate Puppetry Director on War Horse in

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates

the West End.

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Actor Musician Venue

Oh, What a Lovely War Joan Littlewood’s Musical Entertainment by Theatre Workshop,

Karamel Club

Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast ·

October Wed 12 · 7.30pm Thu 13 · 7.30pm Fri 14 · 7.30pm Sat 15 · 12pm Sat 15 · 5pm

Title Suggested by Ted Allan · Directed by Chris Larner

Tickets £12 (£10)

To book 020 8881 2201

Industry bookings 020 8829 0036 marketing@ mountview.org.uk

#LovelyWarMV

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This amateur production of Oh, What a Lovely War is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd

Musical satire Oh, What A Lovely War is undoubtedly one of the most important theatrical works of the last century. The atrocities of war are thrown into stark relief against the glister of showbusiness, with searing resonance for post-Chilcot Britain.

Chris Larner is an actor, writer and director best known for An Instinct for Kindness, his one-man show which won a Fringe First and toured internationally. Recent credits include The Frida Kahlo of Penge West and Vagabonds, My Phil Lynnot Odyssey. For Mountview: Jacques Brel is Alive

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and Well and Living in Paris.


Lockhart Music and Lyrics by Jason Carr · Book and Lyrics by Ashley Robinson · Directed by Matt Cowart

Musical Theatre Venue Bernie Grant Arts Centre This show is double cast (1/2)

October Thu 27 · 7.30pm (1) Fri 28 · 7.30pm (2) Sat 29 · 12pm (2) Sat 29 · 5pm (1) November · 7.30pm (2) Wed 2 · 7.30pm (1) Thu 3 · 7.30pm (2) Fri 4 · 7.30pm (1) Sat 5 · 12pm (1) Sat 5 · 5pm (2)

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Tickets £14 (£10)

To book 020 8365 5450 berniegrantcentre .co.uk Booking fees may apply

Industry bookings 020 8829 0036 marketing@ mountview.org.uk

#LockhartMV

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Gilbert is a meth-dealing waffle house cook, struggling to escape the no-hope town he’s been trapped in his whole life. Extraordinary circumstances grant his wish, but can he truly break free and heal the wounds of home? Lockhart is a brand new American musical in a southern gothic style by Jason Carr (Born Again, The Water Babies) and actor Ashley Robinson (Floyd Collins, Merrily We Roll Along).

Matt Cowart is an Artistic Consultant for Lincoln Center, New York. He has worked extensively on Broadway and in the West End as a director, associate director and producer, notably on Tony Award winning Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill and ENO’s Sweeney Todd

Originally inspired and commissioned by Leila Witkin This development production is presented by arrangement with Abrams Artists Agency

and Sunset Boulevard, the former winning an Emmy for its live broadcast from Lincoln Center.

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Musical Theatre Venue Karamel Club

Girlfriends Music and Lyrics by Howard Goodall · Written by Howard Goodall in collaboration with Richard Curtis and John Retallack · Directed by Julie Atherton

This show is double cast (1/2)

November · 7.30pm (1) Fri 11 · 7.30pm (2) Sat 12 · 12pm (2) Sat 12 · 5pm (1) Tue 15 · 7.30pm (2) Wed 16 · 7.30pm (1) Thu 17 · 7.30pm (2) Fri 18 · 7.30pm (1) Sat 19 · 12pm (1) Sat 19 · 5pm (2)

Thu 10

Tickets £12 (£10)

To book 020 8881 2201

Industry bookings 020 8829 0036 marketing@ mountview.org.uk

#GirlfriendsMV

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This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Faber Music Ltd, London

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1941, RAF Bomber Command. Amy and Lou are WAAFs working on the front lines of a losing battle. In the darkest days of World War II the women encounter love and heartbreak. Girlfriends, by Mountview Artistic Associate Howard Goodall (The Hired Man, Bend It Like Beckham), is the directorial debut of Mountview graduate and West End star Julie Atherton.

Julie Atherton trained at Mountview and is a hugely successful West End performer, with leading roles in shows including Mamma Mia, Sister Act, Fame, Avenue Q, and The Last 5 Years.


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By William Shakespeare · Directed by Zoé Ford

Venue KAramel Club

November Wed 30 · 7.30pm December Thu 1 · 7.30pm Fri 2 · 7.30pm Sat 3 · 12pm Sat 3 · 5pm Tickets £14 (£10)

To book 020 8881 2201

Industry bookings 020 8829 0036 marketing@ mountview.org.uk

#MacbethMV

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Power. Witchcraft. Murder. War hero Macbeth and his ruthless wife will stop at nothing in the pursuit of success. Fair is foul and foul is fair in this most bloody of Shakespeare’s tragedies.

Zoé Ford was most recently Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse where she worked on high profile shows including Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Vote and a Text Assistant at Shakespeare’s Globe. She was previously Artistic Director of Hiraeth Artistic Productions.

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Actor Musician Venue St James’s Church, Paddington

The Nativity By Tony Harrison · Directed by Paul-Ryan Carberry

December Fri 2 · 7.45pm Sat 3 · 7.45pm Mon 5 · 7.45pm Tue 6 · 7.45pm Wed 7 · 7.45pm Tickets £14 (£10)

To book 020 8881 2201

Industry bookings 020 8829 0036 marketing@ mountview.org.uk

#NativityMV

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This amateur production of The Nativity is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd

Tony Harrison’s acclaimed verse-play sets the Christmas story firmly in the everyday. Mountview’s Actor Musicians bring live music and northern grit to the nativity against the spectacular backdrop of St James’s Church, Paddington.

Actor and director Paul-Ryan Carberry trained at Mountview. Recent directing credits include A Serious Business (Luton Library Theatre) and Healing Wounds (Wardown Park Museum). He previously directed Touched for Mountview.

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Christmas Concert Directed by Sally Ann Gritton · Musical Direction Lyndall Dawson

Venue St George’s Cathedral, Southwark

December Fri 9 · 4pm Fri 9 · 7.30pm To book Booking opens 2 Nov Details to be announced

Industry bookings 020 8829 0036 marketing@ mountview.org.uk

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Join us at the majestic St George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral for a festive celebration with all Mountview’s performers under one roof in our future home borough of Southwark. Readings, songs and live music bring a very special start to the Christmas season.

To find out more about Mountview’s move to Southwark, please turn to page 15.

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Venues Bernie Grant Arts Centre · Jacksons Lane · Karamel Club · St James’s Church, Paddington

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Acting | Street Dance | Performance mix Take your skills to the next level with these energetic courses

Young Performers' company Monday evenings

Work with professional writers, directors and actors, develop skills and create new theatre

Limited places Book Now

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Support us

“It is vital that we invest in the next generation of actors, musical theatre performers, directors and writers. Mountview’s bursary scheme does just that.” Dame Judi Dench, President of Mountview Mountview is committed to recruiting students regardless of their background or income. Alongside our annual auditions we partner with arts organisations nationwide, forming a national scouting network to offer free auditions to talented candidates who cannot otherwise afford to apply. Once at Mountview, half our undergraduate students receive a bursary and our Student Hardship Fund ensures that there is support available for every student who needs it. We rely on funding from generous Trusts, Foundations and individuals to maintain this support and ensure every student is able to complete their training. How you can help The costs of fees, equipment and materials can prove prohibitive for students. Mountview’s student support system aims to ensure that there is financial help available for any student that needs it during the course of their training. You could support a student today: £20 could buy a pair of jazz shoes for a Musical Theatre student £100 could contribute towards an Acting student’s library of scripts and text books £500 could provide a graduating student with professional resources including headshots Donate now by visiting mountview.org.uk/supportus or contact Liz Scase for more information 020 8829 1078 / lizscase@mountview.org.uk 14


Mountview is moving

We are embarking on a bold project to create a new home for Mountview in Peckham. The world-class facilities will reflect the high standard of our training and reputation and will bring all our departments under one roof for the first time. Due to open in September 2018 the new building will include a 200-seat main house and 80-seat studio theatre, dance, acting, TV and radio studios, music practice rooms, production workshops and a cafĂŠ bar. Professional and community groups will be able to use the facilities in the evenings, weekends and holidays. Find out more about the project and get involved: mountview.org.uk/futuremoves

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Diary September

Sat 5

12pm · 5pm

Lockhart

BG

Thu 29

7.30pm

Grace

JL

Thu 10

7.30pm

Girlfriends

KC

Fri 30

7.30pm

White Pig

JL

Fri 11

7.30pm

Girlfriends

KC

Sat 12

12pm · 5pm

Girlfriends

KC

Tue 15

7.30pm

Girlfriends

KC

October Sat 1

12pm

White Pig

JL

Wed 16 7.30pm

Girlfriends

KC

Sat 1

5pm

Grace

JL

Thu 17

7.30pm

Girlfriends

KC

Mon 3

7.30pm

Grace

JL

Fri 18

7.30pm

Girlfriends

KC

Tue 4

7.30pm

White Pig

JL

Sat 19

12pm · 5pm

Girlfriends

KC

Wed 5

7.30pm

Grace

JL

Wed 30 7.30pm

Macbeth

KC

Thu 6

7.30pm

White Pig

JL

Fri 7

7.30pm

Grace

JL

December

Sat 8

5pm

White Pig

JL

Thu 1

7.30pm

Macbeth

KC

Wed 12 7.30pm

Oh, What a Lovely War KC

Fri 2

7.30pm

Macbeth

KC

Thu 13

7.30pm

Oh, What a Lovely War KC

Fri 2

7.45pm

The NAtivity

Sj

Fri 14

7.30pm

Oh, What a Lovely War KC

Sat 3

12pm · 5pm

Macbeth

KC

Sat 15

12pm · 5pm

Oh, What a Lovely War KC

Sat 3

7.45pm

The NAtivity

Sj

Thu 27

7.30pm

Lockhart

BG

Mon 5

7.45pm

The NAtivity

Sj

Fri 28

7.30pm

Lockhart

BG

Tue 6

7.45pm

The NAtivity

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Sat 29

12pm · 5pm

Lockhart

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Wed 7

7.45pm

The NAtivity

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Fri 9

4pm · 7.30pm Christmas Concert

November Tue 1

7.30pm

Lockhart

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Wed 2

7.30pm

Lockhart

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Thu 3

7.30pm

Lockhart

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Fri 4

7.30pm

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Key BG · Bernie Grant Arts Centre jl · JAcksons Lane KC · Karamel Club SJ · St James's CHurch, Paddington SG · St George's Cathedral, southwark

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Autumn/Winter Season 2016  

In this season we bring you three previously unseen pieces of work from some of the industry's brightest lights along with four established...

Autumn/Winter Season 2016  

In this season we bring you three previously unseen pieces of work from some of the industry's brightest lights along with four established...

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