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Celebrated London productions feature TL’s Musical Theatre Students

Wed 29 November 2023

During the 2022-2023 season, Trinity Laban’s students have featured in prestigious London productions, acting and dancing alongside the biggest stars of the theatrical stage. Read on to discover what the future stars from our vibrant Musical Theatre Department have been up to!

Based on the classic Victorian novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden was adapted for theatres by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman with music by Lucy Simon and was staged in The London Palladium to high acclaim.

“Based on the screaming ovation from the audience at The London Palladium, we’ve all been waiting too long for the multi Tony award-winning 1991 musical of The Secret Garden to return to the West End”, read The Prickle’s review of the show.

Former student Aleyna Mohanraj made her professional debut as Ayah in this dazzling production, singing alongside Mark Feehily and a host of talented West End performers. TL alum Lucy Drever – now a workshop leader, presenter, and narrator – narrated the production, performed on 28 August 2022.

Our Musical Theatre students also performed at The London Palladium alongside West End stars and TL alumni in Lerner and Loewe’s majestic Camelot in Concert, back in February 2022. From the writers of My Fair Lady, the Tony-Award-winning musical Camelot tells the story of the legendary love triangle between King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot. 35 future stars shared the stage with West End and Broadway legend Ramin Karimloo. Also featuring in the performance was 2013 Trinity Laban vocal graduate Georgi Mottram, who played Nimue.

Smash-hit musical Annie Get Your Gun was celebrated on 7 April 2023 with a special one-night only concert production at The London Palladium. Led by the celebrated Rachel Tucker, the show featured TL’s BAMT students in featured stage roles and was described as “extremely tight and well-rehearsed” (The Prickle). The hard work of the cast and our TL students helped to produce a truly star-studded production.

The dazzling and devastating life of Princess Diana will be staged in the original show Diana: The Musical at the Eventim Apollo for one night only on 4 December 2023. This marks the UK’s debut of this iconic Broadway musical live on stage, featuring ‘80s-inspired mega-hit show tunes by Bon Jovi’s David Bryan and Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (What’s New Pussycat?, Memphis). Starring Kerry Ellis as Princess Diana, the ensemble will be played by Trinity Laban Musical Theatre students, making it a definite date for the diary! Get tickets here.

Image Credit: Danny Kaan