Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (MADD to its friends) is one of the UK’s leading professional musical theatre colleges and is pleased to announce details of its very first ‘Boys Only Workshop Day’ on Saturday 24 March 2018.
To encourage more boys to audition and train at the Nottingham based college, and eventually enter the exciting theatre world, the day of FREE workshops has been specifically designed for boys aged 14 and above who have a keen interest in musical theatre. A range of classes in acting, singing and dance will be facilitated by leading industry professionals – all at the very top of their particular field.
Andrew Wright is a double Olivier Award nominee and twice WhatsOnStage Award winner and is a choreographer and director in great demand. MADD is thrilled he will be teaching a musical theatre workshop during the Boys Only Workshop Day. Andrew has choreographed numerous productions in the West End, national tours and internationally, including most recently: Nativity (Birmingham Rep & National tour); Five Guys Named Moe (Marble Arch Theatre) nominated for Best Choreographer WhatsOnStage Awards 2018; Half A Sixpence for Cameron Mackintosh (Chichester Festival Theatre, Noel Coward Theatre) winner of Best Choreographer WhatsOnStage Awards 2017; Singin’ In The Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre, Palace Theatre, UK national tour, Japan, Asia, Russia and Australia) winner of Best Choreographer WhatsOnStage Awards 2013 and nominated for Best Choreographer Olivier Awards 2012, Helpmann Awards 2016 and Broadway World Awards 2011/2016; Guys and Dolls (Chichester Festival Theatre Phoenix, Savoy Theatre and National Tour) Best Choreographer nomination Olivier Awards 2016 and Broadway World Awards 2014/16; and Barnum (Theatre in the Park, Chichester and National Tour) Best Choreographer nomination Broadway World Awards 2013.
Andrew Wright will choreograph a new production of Oklahoma! at Grange Park Opera for summer 2018 and direct and choreograph Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat for Kilworth House, July – September 2018.
Also lined up to teach during the very special boys’ day at MADD is Glyn Kerslake. Glyn has played the lead role in many West End musicals, including the title role in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, will lead a singing workshop from vocal warm-up to musical theatre repertory. Choreographer Stuart Hayes, a Carl Alan Dance Award winner is known for his work on numerous arena tours and fashion shows will take a Commercial Jazz class. Peter Parker, a Britain’s Got Talent finalist in 2015 with his wife Shannon, will take a ballet class with a difference called ‘Ballet with a Twist’. Edward Nudd is a professional actor and will teach an improvisation acting class. Edward has a varied career across film, television, theatre and voice overs. In theatre he has appeared in shows both nationally and in London’s West End. He has appeared in several films and has just completed an advert due for release later this year. An accomplished ‘voice over’ artist, Edward has lent his voice to some of the biggest global brands and TV stations and can be heard regularly on Sky Broadcasting providing audio description for visually impaired viewers.
The Boys Only Workshop Day is FREE but places are limited. If you have an interest in Musical Theatre, would like to experience a day in the life of MADD or would like to brush up on your current skills, please email MADD on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, and to book your place on what promises to be a brilliant day for any aspiring performers.
Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama BOYS ONLY WORKSHOP
Saturday 24 March registration from 9.30am
To reserve a FREE place please contact: email@example.com or call 0115 911 0401
Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, known in the industry as MADD, is located in Nottingham, a vibrant, cosmopolitan, diverse and friendly city steeped in history and culture. MADD was founded fifty one years ago in 1967 by Principal Frances Clayton and in 1988 a Three Year Musical Theatre Diploma Course was developed and is accredited by the Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET) and validated by Trinity College London. MADD offers additional courses; a One Year Foundation Musical Theatre Diploma, a One Year Post Graduate Musical Theatre Course and accredited evening courses in Teacher Training with the International Dance Teachers Association in Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Freestyle Dance. A Junior Theatre School (evenings and weekends) is also offered between the ages of 3 to 18 years, holding Recognised School Status by the CDET. MADD headquarters is situated on the edge of the city and in addition to the 5000 square foot headquarter facilities, the College has a 15,500 square foot building opposite known as ‘The Factory’. This space also houses a 168 seat Studio Theatre. The Factory is also home to the ‘Nottingham Community Wardrobe’ which houses one of the biggest collections of Theatrical Costumes in the East Midlands with over 30,000 to choose from.
MADD prides itself on being a ‘College of Excellence’ providing one of the leading Musical Theatre courses in the UK. In addition to the thirty members of staff, the College is proud to welcome Guest Practitioners from the Industry including Directors, Choreographers, Casting Directors and Agents.
Photo credit: Former Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama students in Gala Showcase production – Big Smiles Photography