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Trinity Laban alumnus in West End Wicked

Wed 2 November 2016

Alumnus James Darch has joined the cast of Wicked on London’s West End.

James trained for a year on the Foundation Degree in Musical Theatre at Trinity Laban, leaving in 2009 to complete his training. He went on to work in various musical theatre productions, including the role of Sky in London West End’s Mamma Mia!. He has now joined the cast of Wicked as ensemble, and recently had his debut performance as first cover of the lead, Fiyero.

James says: ‘The show is challenging me in different ways, I am now dancing more than I have since some of my first jobs. It’s interesting to work on such a large show, and I’m performing in eight shows a week!’

James has also taught as a special guest tutor on Trinity Laban’s Musical Theatre Summer School for the past couple of years. Participants have been able to watch him live in performance before working with him on putting together a number from the show.

In recent years Trinity Laban has developed an unparalleled reputation for its unique Musical Theatre performance training experience. To find out more about our Musical Theatre programmes, please visit the study pages.