Trinity Laban’s talented Musical Theatre students are proud to present two high-energy musicals based around social protest for their summer residency at Stratford Circus: Urinetown (15-17 June) and Made in Dagenham (23-25 June).
Urinetown received rave reviews in the West End in 2014, during its UK premiere. Director Michael Howcroft and Musical Director Verity Quade will work with the TL students to bring to life this brilliantly satirical ‘anti-musical’, which is fast, funny and full of great songs. Michael said:
“Coming to see Urinetown, audiences can expect a funny, raucous, anarchic, political, thought provoking and fun evening at the theatre - with great tunes!”
Based on the real events of the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968, Made in Dagenham celebrates the female workers at Ford’s Dagenham plant as they strike to fight for equality of status and pay (a struggle which ultimately led to the Equal Pay Act 1970). Final year Musical Theatre students take on the roles of Rita O’Grady and her colleagues before embarking on their careers. Director Guy Unsworth said:
“The students are at a very exciting point in their career: they’re about to go out and do it for real. They are the undiscovered talents and in a year’s time they won’t be – they’ll be the discovered talents. This is a chance to see them before you have to pay hundreds of pounds for a ticket.”
Read the full interview with this year’s Directors on the Trinity Laban blog.
To find out more and book tickets to the performances visit our Events pages.