From 28 – 29 November Central’s production of Tristan Bernays’ Boudica, performed by BA (Hons) Acting Musical Theatre students working alongside students from BA (Hons) Theatre Practice, toured to Leicester’s Curve Theatre. This followed a successful, sold-out run at Central from 20 – 23 November. The production formed part of the School’s annual East Midlands Project, and it also featured the School’s first ever relaxed performances for public audiences.
Dame Judi Dench and Martin Freeman are among the alumni who have lent their support to Central’s Big Give Christmas Challenge, raising funds for Scholarships and Bursaries for the next generation of Central students.
Alumna Naomi Ackie features on one of The Royal Mail's 16 limited edition Star Wars-themed stamps ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Through March, Central Staff, Students and Alumni will have their work exhibited at the V&A as a part of the Staging Places: UK Design for Performance display.
On Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 October as a part of Black History Month, Central hosted a special screening of the independent documentary film The Space: Theatre of Survival. Organised by Claudette Williams, Central’s Senior Lecturer in Voice, the screening was followed by a Q&A with directors Dan Poole and Mark Street, and founder of The Space Brian Astbury.
In November, Central is taking part in the 2019 Being Human Festival.
Being Human is the UK’s only national festival and celebration of the humanities, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.
Immersive production The Ballad of the Cosmo Café tells the story of much-loved café in Finchley Road with creative, performance and production support from the staff, students and alumni of Central. .
Congratulations to Dr Nicola Abraham and a team from the NHS’s Imperial Hospital Trust who, together with a cohort of Central students and alumni, have been recognised with the Outstanding Arts and Creativity in Dementia Care award at the 2019 National Dementia Care Awards. The award was in recognition of the team’s intergenerational project work with the NHS and 4 schools in London.
On Wednesday 6 November, Central students performed for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at a very special event commemorating the 20thAnniversary of the London Farmers’ Market.
We sat down to talk with Dr Jo Shah, Central’s Course Leader for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Programme Leader for Learning Skills and Lecturer of Screen Studies on the MA Acting for Screen.