I’m currently working with MD extraordinaire Chris Whitehead and the graduating year of Trinity Laban’s musical theatre students whose third year showcase is approaching. I have mixed memories of my own third year showcase (hating my outfit, dreading the agent schmooze afterwards) and being on the other side has been really interesting – the sense of responsibility is huge and we have been very lucky to work with a group who are very generous, brave and unique. Alongside choosing material that might make it into the showcase, we have been setting the group ridiculously difficult challenges every day to stretch them in all sorts of ways. Every morning we are treated to a concert which is sometimes staged, occasionally costumed, and always very enlightening! It’s a lot like Glee. Which makes me Miss Pillsbury, and Mr Whitehead, Mr Schuster. We aren’t having an on/off romance though. At least not yet.
The showcase will take place at the Leicester Square Theatre at lunchtime on March 28th. Contact me or Trinity for tickets.
My crazy and dedicated cast doing their daily ‘Insanity’ workout before rehearsal: