Harpist features in Cutty Sark studio theatre launch

Glenda Allaway

Trinity Laban harp student Glenda Allaway stole the show this week at the media launch of the Michael Edwards Studio Theatre in the Cutty Sark.

Second year BMus student, Glenda played to an admiring media audience in the former cargo hold of this world famous tea clipper, which was reopened as a tourist attraction in 2012 after a £50m renovation programme.

Now the Cutty Sark has been reborn as a cabaret theatre. The lower hold of the ship will continue to be displayed by day as part of the historic interior of the visitor attraction, but by night it will become an 85-seat theatre intended to showcase cabaret, music, lectures, small-scale drama and local performers.

Trinity Laban harp students will be the opening act on 29 January, providing a spectacular showcase of music for solo harp and harp chamber music, directed by the internationally renowned Italian harpist Gabriella Dall'Olio. The rest of the season, which has been sold out for weeks, will include standup comedy from Alan Davies, Richard Herring and Ross Noble.


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