LAMDA Spring Season 2019 Announced
LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) today announces its spring season 2019, running from 5 February to 11 April at the drama school's West London campus. Directed by industry professionals, LAMDA's productions showcase graduating acting and technical students' talent as they prepare to embark on their professional careers. LAMDA graduates have gone on to enjoy illustrious careers on stage, screen and behind the scenes, with alumni including Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ruth Wilson and David Oyelowo. As part of its commitment to offer local residents increased access to the dramatic arts, half price tickets are available for Hammersmith & Fulham residents.
The Carne Studio Theatre
Iqbal Khan (Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra; RSC) will direct Gary Owen's Love Steals us from Loneliness from 5 to 14 February. Premiering in 2010, Owen returns to his hometown in Wales with an affectionate tribute to the joy and pain of teenage years. Performer and director Philip Franks (Dear Lupin, West End & UK Tour) will present historical tragedy Don Carlos from 6 - 14 February by Friedrich Schiller in a version by Mike Poulton. Luke Norris' award-winning play So Here We Are will be directed by LAMDA's Head of Acting Caroline Leslie (Trial By Laughter, Watermill Theatre; The Wipers Times, Arts Theatre) from 5 - 11 April.
The Sainsbury Theatre
LAMDA's annual musical will be staged in the state-of-the-art Sainsbury Theatre from 13 - 20 February. Directed by John Baxter, with book, music & lyrics by Jon Hartmere Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo, Bare: A Pop Opera tells the emotional coming-of-age story of a group of teenagers who are wrestling with issues of identity, sexuality and religion. Richard Beecham (Driving Miss Daisy, UK Tour; Rose, Home) will direct Oliver Goldsmith's farcical comedy of manners She Stoops to Conquer, running from 2 - 11 April. Running alongside will be Chekhov's final masterpiece The Cherry Orchard, directed by Fiona Buffini from 3 - 11 April.
The Linbury Studio
Running from 8 - 14 February, Penny Cherns will direct Richard Nelson's New England. The play tells the story of an English family living in America who find comfort in ridiculing their adopted country when confronted with unexpected tragedy. This will be followed by Pomona from 4 - 11 April. Directed by Tess Seddon, Alistair McDowall's play centres around Ollie who is searching for his missing sister in Manchester but all roads lead to Pomona, the place where journeys end and nightmares are born.