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SUMMER SEASON 2016


WELCOME to Mountview’s Summer Season

MOUNTVIEW – EXCELLENCE, ACCESS AND INNOVATION We are one of the UK’s top drama schools. We deliver the most pertinent training for an everchanging industry. We are committed to training the most talented people regardless of background or income. We work in collaboration with the finest established and emerging creative practitioners to create challenging new work. In 2015 we celebrated our 70th

anniversary. To safeguard our future we are planning a new unified 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. Our hardship fund helps students with severe financial difficulties pay for vital costs related to their training. If you would like to support this fund please visit MOUNTVIEW.ORG.UK/SUPPORTUS

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  Tony Ageh

OBE

· Sir Brendan Barber · Dame Colette Bowe ·

Ibinabo Jack · Andrew Parker · Paul Roberts OBE · Indhu Rubasingham · Patrick Spottiswoode · 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

CBE

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

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

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Contents

4. LEGALLY BLONDE 5. JANE EYRE 6. BUSTER’S 7. FANATICAL 8. JULIUS CAESAR 9. VENUES 10. SHORT COURSES 12. DIARY

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LEGALLY BLONDE Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin · Book by Heather Hach · Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture · Directed by Dan Herd

VENUE BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

PERFORMANCES THU 14 APRIL · 7.30PM (CAST 1) FRI 15 APRIL · 7.30PM (CAST 2) SAT 16 APRIL · 2PM (CAST 2) SAT 16 APRIL · 7.30PM (CAST 1) TUE 19 APRIL · 7.30PM (CAST 2) WED 20 APRIL · 7.30PM (CAST 1) THU 21 APRIL · 7.30PM (CAST 2) FRI 22 APRIL · 7.30PM (CAST 1) SAT 23 APRIL · 2PM (CAST 1) SAT 23 APRIL · 7.30PM (CAST 2)

TICKETS £12 (£8 concessions)

TO BOOK 020 8365 5450 berniegrantcentre.co.uk Booking fees may apply

INDUSTRY BOOKINGS 020 8829 0036 © nickpo/Alina Solovyova-Vincent/iStock

Elle Woods has it all: beautiful hair, amazing friends and Omigod, a perfect boyfriend! Until he dumps her. But Elle has a plan – follow him to Harvard, become a lawyer and win him back. This multi award-winning musical is a gleeful tale of empathy and empowerment. Dan Herd is Performance Programme Associate at Mountview. Recent directing credits include Market Boy (Central School of Speech and Drama), Dick Whittington and his Cat and Jack and the Beanstalk (Lyric Hammersmith) and The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle (Soho Theatre, Smock Alley Dublin and 59E59 New York).

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marketing@mountview.org.uk

#BlondeMV This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.


JANE EYRE By Polly Teale · Original music by Ben Goddard · Directed by Sally Ann Gritton

VENUE JACKSONS LANE

PERFORMANCES TUE 3 MAY · 7.30PM (CAST 1) WED 4 MAY · 7.30PM (CAST 2) THU 5 MAY · 7.30PM (CAST 1) FRI 6 MAY · 7.30PM (CAST 2) SAT 7 MAY · 12PM (CAST 1) SAT 7 MAY · 5PM (CAST 2)

TICKETS £12 (£8 concessions)

TO BOOK 020 8341 4421 jacksonslane.org.uk Booking fees may apply

INDUSTRY BOOKINGS 020 8829 0036 marketing@mountview.org.uk

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#JaneMV An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

This production will be performed

Mountview’s Musical Theatre and Actor Musician students unite in this innovative staging of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel with original music by Ben Goddard. Jane Eyre is a timeless story about one woman’s struggle to overcome rigid social order. Fiery spirited Jane comes of age through abuse, rejection and love.

at the University of East Anglia on Wednesday 11 May and then embark

Sally Ann Gritton is the Head of Undergraduate Acting and Musical Theatre at

on a tour of Further Education

Mountview. Other directing credits include The Great Theatre of the World (Royal

colleges.

Festival Hall) and The War is Dead, Long Live the War in collaboration with James Dean Bradfield (ICA &tour).

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BUSTER’S By Roy Williams · Co-directed by Tinuke Craig & Stephen Jameson

VENUE BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

PERFORMANCES TUE 10 MAY · 7.30PM WED 11 MAY · 7.30PM THU 12 MAY · 7.30PM FRI 13 MAY · 7.30PM SAT 14 MAY · 2PM

TICKETS £12 (£8 concessions)

TO BOOK 020 8365 5450 berniegrantcentre.co.uk Booking fees may apply

INDUSTRY BOOKINGS 020 8829 0036 marketing@mountview.org.uk

© isaxar/ Larry Rains/iStock

For the first time, performers from Mountview’s Acting and Musical Theatre courses unite in this world premiere by Roy Williams. It’s 1976, there’s a heatwave, and everyone’s heading to Carnival. But staff at Buster’s burger bar are stuck with another working day dreaming of a better life and auditioning for TV’s New Faces, all to a soundtrack of 70’s soul classics. Tinuke Craig is an Associate Director at the Gate Theatre and 2014 winner of the Genesis Future Directors Award. She is currently staff director on wonder.land (National Theatre) and recent directing credits include dirty butterfly (Young Vic) and Waiting for Lefty (Theatre Royal Haymarket). Stephen Jameson is Principal and Artistic Director at Mountview.

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#BustersMV A brand new production commissioned by Mountview. Supported using public funding from Art Council for England.


FANATICAL Music & Lyrics by Matt Board · Book by Reina Hardy · Directed by Lotte Wakeham

VENUE KARAMEL CLUB

Performances THU 19 MAY · 7.30PM (CAST 1) FRI 20 MAY · 7.30PM (CAST 2) SAT 21 MAY · 2PM (CAST 2) SAT 21 MAY · 7.30PM (CAST 1) TUE 24 MAY · 7.30PM (CAST 2) WED 25 MAY · 7.30PM (CAST 1) THU 26 MAY · 7.30PM (CAST 2) FRI 27 MAY · 7.30PM (CAST 1) SAT 28 MAY · 2PM (CAST 1) SAT 28 MAY · 7.30PM (CAST 2)

TICKETS £12 (£8 concessions)

TO BOOK 020 8881 2201

INDUSTRY BOOKINGS 020 8829 0036 marketing@mountview.org.uk © Robyn Simmonds

#FanaticalMV Fanatical is being developed by The Stable (www.thestablemusicals.co.uk), who are delighted that Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts is presenting this original work.

Angel 8 is a cult science fiction TV show. It’s also a lifestyle. To the fans gathered at the first ever Angel 8 convention, it’s everything. But when the unthinkable happens during the keynote address, this group of lovable misfits must band together to prove that no power in the universe can keep a story from its fans. Performed by Mountview’s graduating Acting students, Fanatical is a brand new musical from The Stable. Lotte Wakeham is the associate director of Matilda the Musical (West End/ Broadway). Her recent credits include The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre) and Rumpelstiltskin (Theatre Royal Bath/MAC Belfast).

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JULIUS CAESAR By William Shakespeare · Directed by Polina Kalinina

VENUE BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

PERFORMANCES TUE 24 MAY · 7.30PM WED 25 MAY · 7.30PM THU 26 MAY · 7.30PM FRI 27 MAY · 7.30PM SAT 28 MAY · 2PM

TICKETS £12 (£8 concessions)

TO BOOK 020 8365 5450 berniegrantcentre.co.uk Booking fees may apply

INDUSTRY BOOKINGS 020 8829 0036 marketing@mountview.org.uk

© Holly Kuchera/AlexMax/iStock

Caesar must die. As the conspirators plot we must decide whether this assassination is justified. Is it sacrifice or butchery? Shakespeare’s most morally ambivalent play presents a dangerous game of chess played out with people’s lives. At the end of the day it’s not about right, it’s not about wrong. It’s about power. Polina Kalinina trained at the Orange Tree Theatre and was Associate Director at the Actors Touring Company. Recent directing credits include Playboy of the Western World (Southwark Playhouse) Romeo and Juliet (Tobacco Factory & tour) and Overruled (Old Red Lion).

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#CaesarMV This production will tour to the International Shakespeare Festival at the Globe Theatre in Germany.


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ADDRESS Town Hall Approach Road, N15 4RX

ADDRESS 269A Archway Road, N6 5AA

TUBE Seven Sisters (Victoria Line)

TUBE Highgate (Northern Line)

CAR Pay and display parking available

CAR Limited free parking available

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WOOD GREEN COMMON

KARAMEL CLUB

THE MALL WOOD GREEN

KARAMEL CLUB ADDRESS Coburg Road, N22 6UJ

Support Us We not only provide world-class vocational training for actors, directors, producers and technical theatre specialists but also work with 300 local children every weekend, half of whom receive bursaries for free or reducedprice places. To continue to offer high quality training to our students as well as deliver meaningful and creative opportunities to young people in and around our local borough of Haringey we need your support.

TUBE Wood Green (Piccadilly Line) CAR Free on-street parking after 6.30pm

To book pre-theatre dinner and interval drinks, visit karamelrestaurant.com

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SUMMER COURSES ONE-WEEK COURSES HAVE FUN, LEARN NEW SKILLS, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, ACT AND PERFORM

MUSICAL THEATRE 25 – 29 JULY 12 – 16 YEARS ACTING 1 – 5 AUGUST 9 – 11 YEARS 12 – 16 YEARS

A week developing the skills of acting, singing and dancing needed to be a musical theatre star. Experience the very best training from one of the UK’s top musical theatre schools.

Do you want to be an actor? Spend the week learning the skills used by professional actors on stage and screen and get a taste of life at drama school. FREE PLACES FOR HARINGEY RESIDENTS

For information on eligibility and an application form visit our website.

THREE-WEEK SUMMERBOOTCAMPS -LIMITED PLACES INTENSIVE ACTOR TRAINING WITH PROFESSIONALS

MUSICAL THEATRE 18 JULY – 5 AUGUST 17+ YEARS

ACTING 18 JULY – 5 AUGUST 17+ YEARS

WEEK 1 – THE SKILLS GARAGE 30 hours of intensive skills training covering acting, singing and dance. WEEK 2 – BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS This intensive week will make you quicker at picking up direction, sight-reading and choreography. WEEK 3 – THE AUDITION Learn how to select, prepare and perform songs and monologues and ace your future auditions.

WEEK 1 – HEART, BODY AND SOUL 30 hours of essential actors’ skills training covering acting, voice and movement. WEEK 2 – UNLOCKING SHAKESPEARE Five days of practical workshops demystifying Shakespeare’s speeches. WEEK 3 – THE AUDITION Get the inside track to success at drama school auditions.

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SUMMERTHEATREWEEKENDS

22 – 23 JULY

THE ONE-STOP-SHOP MASTERCLASS WEEKEND FOR AMATEUR ACTORS, DIRECTORS AND TECHNICAL CREATIVES

ACTORS

Sessions will be 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

DIRECTORS

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.

STAGE MANAGEMENT

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

LIGHTING &SOUND

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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THU 14 APRIL

7.30PM

LEGALLY BLONDE

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

FRI 15 APRIL

7.30PM

LEGALLY BLONDE

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

SAT 16 APRIL

2PM · 7.30PM

LEGALLY BLONDE

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

TUE 19 APRIL

7.30PM

LEGALLY BLONDE

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

WED 20 APRIL

7.30PM

LEGALLY BLONDE

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

THU 21 APRIL

7.30PM

LEGALLY BLONDE

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

FRI 22 APRIL

7.30PM

LEGALLY BLONDE

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

SAT 23 APRIL

2PM · 7.30PM

LEGALLY BLONDE

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

TUE 3 MAY

7.30PM

JANE EYRE

JACKSONS LANE

WED 4 MAY

7.30PM

JANE EYRE

JACKSONS LANE

THU 5 MAY

7.30PM

JANE EYRE

JACKSONS LANE

FRI 6 MAY

7.30PM

JANE EYRE

JACKSONS LANE

SAT 7 MAY

12PM · 5PM

JANE EYRE

JACKSONS LANE

TUE 10 MAY

7.30PM

BUSTER’S

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

WED 11 MAY

7.30PM

BUSTER’S

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

WED 11 MAY

7.30PM

JANE EYRE

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

THU 12 MAY

7.30PM

BUSTER’S

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

FRI 13 MAY

7.30PM

BUSTER’S

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

SAT 14 MAY

2PM

BUSTER’S

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

THU 19 MAY

7.30PM

FANATICAL

KARAMEL CLUB

FRI 20 MAY

7.30PM

FANATICAL

KARAMEL CLUB

SAT 21 MAY

2PM · 7.30PM

FANATICAL

KARAMEL CLUB

TUE 24 MAY

7.30PM

FANATICAL

KARAMEL CLUB

TUE 24 MAY

7.30PM

JULIUS CAESAR

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

WED 25 MAY

7.30PM

FANATICAL

KARAMEL CLUB

WED 25 MAY

7.30PM

JULIUS CAESAR

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

THU 26 MAY

7.30PM

FANATICAL

KARAMEL CLUB

THU 26 MAY

7.30PM

JULIUS CAESAR

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

FRI 27 MAY

7.30PM

FANATICAL

KARAMEL CLUB

FRI 27 MAY

7.30PM

JULIUS CAESAR

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

SAT 28 MAY

2PM · 7.30PM

FANATICAL

KARAMEL CLUB

SAT 28 MAY

2PM

JULIUS CAESAR

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

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Summer Season 2016  

Mountview – Excellence, Access and Innovation | Delivering the most pertinent training for an ever-changing industry.

Summer Season 2016  

Mountview – Excellence, Access and Innovation | Delivering the most pertinent training for an ever-changing industry.

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