BA Musical Theatre Students to perform Fosse


04.06.2021

Graduating students from BA Musical Theatre degree programmes at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) are preparing to showcase their talent in their final university performances.

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The students have been working hard towards the production, and they will be performing at The Gate Arts Centre on Friday, June 4th.

The musical revue is based on the work of world-renowned choreographer Bob Fosse. Under the direction of Tori Johns and Music Director David George Harrington, the students have captured some of Fosse’s iconic moments. The small invited audience will be captivated by musical numbers such as “Bye Bye Blackbird”, “Steam Heat” “Razzle Dazzle”, and “Sing, Sing, Sing!”.

According to student Eleri Edwards: “It has been an amazing opportunity to bring this iconic piece of theatre to life. Fosse is one of the most influential Jazz practitioners and learning his style has allowed us to challenge our dance abilities and furthering our understanding in dance.”

BA Musical Theatre is a unique two-year intensive programme which offers practical training that will equip participants in acting, singing, and dancing. By working with industry professionals, the BA Musical Theatre offers young performers an excellent, industry-relevant, focused course of study. The course teachers are committed to developing creative, independent, thinking artists; artists relevant to the industry.

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Having seen the students grow and develop throughout their time at UWTSD, the teaching staff are extremely proud of their achievements and are excited to see the students showcasing their talent. Lecturer Victoria Johns said: “I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to create Fosse with the students during such a challenging time. Creating a show that is heavily dance-based hasn’t been without its challenges - but the whole team have worked incredibly hard to make it all happen. The most important thing for me as director & choreographer is that the students have the best possible experience whilst keeping everyone safe.”

Eilir Owen Griffiths, Director of Canolfan Berfformio Cymru said: “During this unprecedented time it has been difficult for all students, especially performing arts students. It's therefore terrific that we have been able to stage this musical theatre revue against all odds. It was important for us to give our students the opportunity to apply the skills they have been developing over their time with us.” 

 

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Further Information

Lowri Thomas, Principal Communications and PR Officer

07449 998476 

lowri.thomas@uwtsd.ac.uk