We are proud to share and celebrate the accomplishments of graduating students from all twelve courses of the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice programme with you.
Through encountering many different models of theatre and performance practice across and beyond the School, students develop depth in their specialist skills, collaborating with drama and applied education in theatre, acting, musical theatre and devised and collaborative theatre. They have developed an understanding of the current cultural landscape and the importance of the arts in society; learning core skills in collaboration, experimentation and communication with professional companies and individuals.
This year’s students emerge into a more uncertain world than many of their predecessors and they are ready to establish themselves as the generation who will help us all navigate the more challenging times ahead. They have spent three years developing their specialist practice in preparation for wide-ranging careers within performance and associated arts and I am delighted to share their work with you.
Michael Grandage CBE
Welcome to this exhibition of work from our graduating year of BA Theatre Practice. This is the first year we have presented our exhibition in an entirely digital format. However, the work itself manifests in a wide range of tangible artefacts, media, techniques and practices implicit in the making of live and recorded performance work.
In the Summer of 2020, our students move into a radically different professional world. We know they are equipped with the skills needed to analyse, adapt and evolve their practice. They have developed a wider understanding of the importance of the cultural industries within society, the economy and our well-being as humans. With this, and with continued support of the Theatre Practice community, they can help to shape a new future.
We hope you enjoy your time exploring and celebrating the product of three years work, on a range of realised projects, within the School’s performance spaces and with companies across a range of live and recorded environments.
Dr Kathy Sandys
Program Leader BA Theatre Practice
BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Staff
Head of Theatre Practice
Dr Kathrine Sandys
Design for the Stage
Aldona Cunningham – Scenography
Simon Donger – Scenography
Andreas Skourtis – Design for the Stage
Theatre Lighting Design & Production Lighting
Nick Moran – Production Lighting & Theatre Lighting Design
Ros Sobotnicki – Performance Lighting
Alex Stone – Performance Lighting
Peter Rice – Theatre Sound Design
Donato Wharton – Theatre Sound Design
Diana Damian – Performance Arts
Duška Radosavljević – Performance Arts
David Shearing – Performance Arts
Puppetry: Design & Performance
Cariad Astles – Puppetry
Lucie Shilton – Costume Construction
Caroline Townsend – Costume Construction
Francis Johnson – Scenic Construction
Carla Mardle – Scenic Art
Oliver Hipwell – Prop Making
Dot Young – Prop Making
Peter Maccoy – Theatre Production & Stage Management
Lauren Patman – Stage Management
Technical & Production Management
Paul Colwell – Technical & Production Management
Al Noonan – Technical & Production Management
Laura Kennard – Programmes Officer
Vanessa Onwuemezi – Programmes Administrator
Acknowledgements & Credits
Project Management & Coordination
Nick Moran & Vanessa Onwuemezi
Sophie Skelton & Tom Lee
Andreas Skourtis & Lucie Shilton
Design & Management of the Virtual Exhibition
Rabbit Hole Agency
The dedicated members of the Department of Engagement & Enterprise, IT Department, Technical Support Department, Facilities & Estates Staff.
Patrick Baldwin & for Costume Construction Jack Finn Taylor, Barry MacDonald, Helen Murray, Jon Devo. Iga Szczepańska’s photos by Rachel Coleman. Lewis Watson’s photo by Oliver Chapman.