Paul Pyant Wins Olivier Award

Paul Pyant Wins Olivier Award

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Paul Pyant has won the Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical. Paul shares the award with Jon Driscoll, the Video and Projection Designer on the show.

Paul graduated from the Technical Theatre and Stage Management course in 1973 and has gone on to be one of the most highly regarded lighting designers in his field.

RADA Hosts Historic State Visit

RADA Hosts Historic State Visit

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The wife of the Irish President, Sabina Higgins visited RADA as part of their historic state visit to the UK.

Sabina was joined by the Irish Ambassadors wife, the wife of the Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland and Hon Lady Mary Morrison, Lady-in-Waiting to The Queen. The group were taken on a tour of RADA, led by RADA graduate Kevin Trainor. She visited the GBS Theatre and the Scenic Construction workshop before she was taken to the Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre to meet Neil Fraser who gave a short lighting demonstration. As they left the building the group passed by the RADA medal boards and looked at some of the Academy’s artwork and memorabilia.

MA Theatre Lab students perform at Ancient Messini

MA Theatre Lab students perform at Ancient Messini

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On Tuesday 01 April the MA Theatre Lab and the MA Directing students presented their own adaptation and production of Oedipus Tyrannos at the third International Student Festival of Ancient Drama in the theatre of Ancient Messini in the Peloponnese. The audience gave the RADA students a standing ovation for a show brimming with originality, vitality and spontaneity.

New Season at The Screen @ RADA

New Season at The Screen @ RADA

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RADA is screening major productions from the National Theatre and the RSC as part of the new season for The Screen @ RADA.

With the National Theatre we will be showing War Horse, King Lear and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The new RSC Live season will also be shown including an encore screening of Richard II staring David Tennant and Henry VI parts I and II and Two Gentleman of Verona.

For more details on all the screenings and how to book visit The Screen @ RADA.