Nottingham Playhouse. Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama showcase. 29th – 30th June.

Top Musical Theatre College set to wow audiences in its annual showcase at Nottingham Playhouse.

Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama is proudly based in Nottingham and is one of the UK’s leading professional musical theatre colleges training young people to take their places on the world stage.

Every year, the all singing, dancing and acting MADD College – as it’s known to its friends – moves into the much loved Nottingham Playhouse for its annual summer show. This year is no different as two performances of ‘The Greatest Gift is You – MADD College Annual Showcase 2018’ is set to wow audiences on the 29th & 30th June.

MADD College recently celebrated its incredible 50th anniversary and has seen thousands of young people act, sing and dance their way through its doors since 1967. Many students have gone onto long and fulfilling careers performing, choreographing and directing in the West End, on national tours and overseas, and also teaching and coaching the next generation of performers to realise their theatre dreams.

The Greatest Gift is You showcases an incredible 106 MADD College students including the Class of 2018. With its professional-ready performers, a live band, the latest technology in lighting and sound, and boasting some of today’s best choreographers and directors amongst its creative team, this is a MADD College evening not to be missed.

Andrew Wright, a double Olivier Award nominee and twice WhatsOnStage Award winner, is a choreographer and director in huge demand and has choreographed two show-stopping numbers for the evening. This is a real coup for the college as Wright’s West End, national and international credits include most recently Nativity (Birmingham Repertory Theatre & National Tour), Five Guys Named Moe (Marble Arch Theatre), Half A Sixpence for Cameron Mackintosh (Chichester Festival Theatre, Noel Coward Theatre), Singin’ In The Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre, Palace Theatre, UK National Tour, Japan, Asia, Russia and Australia), Guys and Dolls (Chichester Festival Theatre Phoenix, Savoy Theatre and National Tour) and Barnum (Theatre in the Park, Chichester and National Tour).

The stellar creative team continues with Ryan Lee Seager, Creative Associate Choreographer and ensemble Guys & Dolls at Kilworth House, Associate Choreographer Fame UK Tour and Resident Director & Choreographer Rock Of Ages UK Tour; Mark Hedges, a former MADD College student, is Resident Director The Phantom of the Opera London, Kids Director Les Miserables UK Tour & Kids Casting Mary Poppins Hamburg; Emma Clayton, Actress and Creative Director of MADD College, is Assistant Director & Choreographer of the West End hit The Tiger Who Came To Tea, and Aliens Loves Underpants & Monstersaurus; vocal coach Glyn Kerslake is known for a number of West End lead roles including in The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard and Les Misérables; James Doubtfire, Assistant Director Tap Dogs, and choreographer with Extreme Tap and Tap Attack; commercial choreographers Sue Sparham and Mark Webb; and lyrical choreographer Stewart Avon Arnold.

MADD COLLEGE Gala Showcase 2018 #thegreatestgiftisyou

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 June 2018 at 7.30pm

NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE, NOTTINGHAM

Tickets: £23 (£18.50 concessions) 0115 941 9419 // http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

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