Musical Theatre Alumni take centre stageThu 23 November 2023
Our magnificent Musical Theatre Alumni continue to grace the greatest stages after graduating with Musical Theatre degrees from Trinity Laban! From performing in West End theatres to touring the UK and beyond with sell-out shows, find out what some of our alumni are up to after finishing their studies…
The 2023/24 UK tour of smash-hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is currently in full swing and our Musical Theatre alumni are stealing the spotlight! Finton Flynn is playing Young Loco/Cover Jamie, while David McNair is performing as Tray Sophisticay. Also on tour is Teddy Hinde, holding the golden ticket and performing as Mike Teavee in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Meanwhile, Jacob Kohli has been cast as Cover Justin and an ensemble member in the original UK tour of Kathy & Stella Solve A Murder of 2023. This is a new and critically acclaimed comedy musical, written by the Olivier Award winners behind Fleabag and A Super Happy Musical (About Feeling Super Sad).
Many of our alumni are also performing in shows at the glittering West End and premier London venues. JoJo Meredith made his West End Debut in the European premier of Death Note The Musical in August at the London Palladium and will soon be gracing the boards at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London in the cast of Pacific Overtures (from 25 November 2023 to 24 February 2024). Jessica Johns-Parsons joined the West End cast of Les Misérables, the theatre’s longest-running musical since its opening in 1985, this September. Both Matthew Elliot-Campbell and Hannah Qureshi are enjoying success in hit musical Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London, with Matthew performing in 2022 and Hannah from this summer onwards. Having featured in the National Theatre’s West End transfer of The Crucible at Gielgud Theatre, Lucy Brindle has recently finished performing as Kate McGowan in Titanic: The Musical in China. Currently performing as an Alternate Catherine Howard/Anne Boleyn in the 2022-2023 West End production of Six the Musical is Danielle Rose.
Rebecca Wickes likewise starred in Six the Musical as Katherine Howard in the 2022-23 UK tour, playing the same role in the English leg of the South Korean Production in 2023. She also played Veronica Sawyer in the 2021 UK tour of Heathers the Musical. More recently, she made her West End debut in We Will Rock You at the London Coliseum, performing as Ensemble First Cover ‘Meat’ and Second Cover ‘Scaramouche’. Joining the cast in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of The Fair Maid of the West is Marc Giro, who will perform in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon (from Saturday 2 December 2023 to Sunday 14 January 2024).
Our alumni have had equal success in bringing their own shows to the theatres. Founded and managed by Phoebe Noble, the theatre company 13 Months Theatre gives a platform to new writers and performers. Born with the idea that creatives can craft their own work as an ensemble in the industry, the company gave themselves 13 months to create a fringe show. Recent adventures include production The Grumble Cat at the Camden Fringe (with book and lyrics by Phoebe Noble), and Musical Manifest Vol. 2 at the Other Palace Theatre (with Phoebe Noble as Artistic Director). The 2022-2023 Queens Theatre Production of Sleeping Beauty, with original music and lyrics by Tom Self, won ‘Best Pantomime’ at the 2023 Off West End Awards. Building on this immense success, Tom Self shall be bringing his own solo cabaret show, Me, Tom Self, and I, to the West End next year!
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