We are delighted to announce that some of our GAPA pupils will be performing at The Hawth Theatre this Christmas, in the Pantomime ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’. Tickets can be purchased through the website.
We are very proud of all those who auditioned, and are very excited to watch our students perform on stage this Christmas!!
Huge congratulations to our Junior Drama classes, who were all awarded Distinctions in their recent LAMDA Exams. Big well done to all students involved, and to their teacher Mrs McCormick.
Congratulations to all the pupils of the Gielgud Academy who performed brilliantly in the end of year show at the Hub on July 7th, 8th and 9th. Highlights included GAPA Land – an homage to LALA Land, a Cole Porter dance and song medley and a specially commissioned new contemporary piece ‘Hallelujah’ by the legendary former Artistic Director of the Rambert School Dr Ross McKim. On Sunday 9th former Holby City actress Sharon Maughan and pop rock star Saffron from Republica presented medals at the annual GAPA Prizegiving ceremony.
Photo of medals attached
Congratulations to all who took part in our GAPA Creates 2017 competition at the Hub last night. Our judges – West End leading lady Katie Knight Adams and West End performer and Gielgud Management theatrical agent Matthew Cheney, awarded winners cups for Junior, Middles and Senior GAPA pupils in solos, duets, trios and groups. Each original piece was created by the entrant and an array of of choreographed dance, composed songs and comedy and prose was presented. Katie Knight Adams said “Each and every kid did a great job with their creations, so much talent there!”.
Best of luck to the GAPA pupils performing at the 2017 ISTD ‘Springboard event’ at the Urdang, London on Sunday 30th April. A selection of our junior pupils will be performing with the ‘Kitty Katz Club’ and a selection of our middles and senior pupils will be demonstrating some of Dr Ross McKim’s contemporary dance technique. GAPA is delighted to have its’ pupils selected for this exciting event which showcases new and creative work for teachers across the UK. Also performing with the McKim/GAPA presentation will be award winning professional dancer Dane Hurst. Tickets are available from the ISTD website www.istd.org
Photo of Dane Hurst by Nick Guttridge.