Christmas Concert 2019
Celebrate the festive season at RADA’s annual Christmas Concert.
Join us for an evening of music, mulled wine, mince pies and performances featuring our students and graduates at St Mary Abbots Parish Church, Kensington.
Graduate performers include: Lolita Chakrabarti (recent credits include The Life of Pi and Invisible Cities); Adrian Lester (recent credits include Mary Queen of Scots Universal Pictures, Riviera Sky Atlantic); Sean Delaney (Killing Eve BBC, The Ferryman West End) and Aurora Burghart (There She Goes BBC, The October Faction Netflix).
Lighting design will set the scene, provided by our third year BA (Hons) in Technical Theatre and Stage Management students specialising in lighting design.
By supporting this fundraising event you will be helping to sustain and ensure access to our world-leading training.
Supported by Headline Event Partner AXA XL.
Groups of 10: £35 per ticket
Groups of 30: £32.50 per ticket
For group tickets, please contact email@example.com or call 020 7908 4799 for further information.
Lolita Chakrabarti is an award-winning playwright and actress. She is winner of the Most Promising Playwright, The Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright and the AWA Award for Arts and Culture.
Recently, Lolita adapted the classic novel Life of Pi, which premiered to 5-star reviews at the Sheffield Crucible in July 2019, will open in London's West End in June 2020.
In the same month, Invisible Cities premiered at the Manchester International Festival. Adapted from the classic novel of the same name by Italo Calvino, the ambitious and stunning production was a collaboration between Rambert dance company, 59 Productions and Lolita.
Lolita curated The Greatest Wealth at the Old Vic in 2018, commissioning eight monologues of which she wrote one, about the NHS on its 70th birthday.
Her writing credits include Red Velvet (nominated for nine major awards including two Oliviers ), Life of Pi and Invisible Cities and as an actress credits include Riviera, Hamlet, Criminal and Jekyll and Hyde.
Adrian Lester OBE is an award-winning actor and director (Olivier Award, Best Actor at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Best Actor at the Critics Circle Awards).
His career started with a string of successful West End productions including Company, for which he received an Olivier Award, Six Degrees of Separation and Sweeny Todd, before taking the lead role in Mike Nichol's film Primary Colors. Other film roles include Day After Tomorrow, As You Like It, Loves Labour’s Lost, Grey Lady, Dust, Case No39 and the Oscar nominated Mary Queen of Scots.
Adrian is also well known for his TV work including the long running BBC1 series Hustle, Sky Atlantic’s Riviera, US sitcom Girlfriends, Undercover, Curfew, Trauma and The Rook. Directing credits include Hustle, Riviera, short film Of Mary and The Greatest Wealth at The Old Vic.
Adrian is also known for his roles on stage including the title roles in Henry V and Othello (National Theatre); Rosalind in As You Like It (Declan Donnellan & Cheek By Jowl) and Ira Aldridge in Red Velvet (Tricycle Theatre / St Ann’s Warehouse New York / Garrick Theatre).
Forthcoming projects include the BBC1 drama Life. Adrian is also writing and preparing to direct his first feature film, Lottery Boy.
How else you can support RADA
The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019
Tuesday 3 - Tuesday 10 December 2019
RADA is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge from 3 - 10 December, an annual online funding campaign which doubles your donation.
Where to find us
St Mary Abbots Parish Church
Kensington Church Street
London W8 4LA
+44 (0)20 7908 4799
High Street Kensington: District, Circle Lines 4 minutes walk
Notting Hill Gate: Central Line 12 minutes walk
Buses stopping close to the church: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 52, 70, 328, 452, C1