Students see how it’s done in West End show


Reed students Ruth Whybrow and Ruth Hayes recently sat with the pit band for a performance of the long running musical Cats, at the invitation of band woodwind player and Trinity Laban alumnus Gavin Tate-Lovery.

Gavin, who graduated from the BMus (Hons) course in 1991, has worked on some of the UK’s most popular musicals including Top Hat in the West End and the Shrek tour.

Gavin says: “I thought it would be nice to offer experience from within the profession. It seemed a good opportunity to offer something back to Trinity Laban and its current students.”

All courses at Trinity Laban are carefully designed to prepare students for a successful future career, whether its employment, becoming self-employed or going on to further study. Career advice is available throughout the course and free up to two years after graduating. Trinity Laban also has one of the highest employability figures out of all UK higher education institutions - almost 99 % of our first degree leavers in 2012-13 were in employment or further study six months after graduation.

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