Congratulations to Gielgudian Matt (Hill) Trevorrow who opened in the new smash hit Disney musical Newsies last night at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.
Congratulations to all our fabulous pupils who took part in the GAPA summer school this year. There was some brilliant choreography on display yesterday and much fun had by all.
GAPA girls Issy, Emily, Eve and Nellie were thrilled to meet West End star Djalenga Scott after her brilliant performance as ‘Velma’ in ‘Chicago’ last night at the Hawth. The show is currently on its 2022 tour and GAPA Principal Suzanne Gielgud was delighted to introduce Djalenga to the GAPA girls, post-show. In 2008, Djalenga appeared in a short film ‘The Dream’ which was written and directed by Suzanne to showcase Djalenga’s talents as an actor and singer.
A brilliant week was had by all who attended our summer school at the Hub with classes by guest teachers that included Eliska Bouzkova (Vienna Festival Ballet), Natalie Ayton (Matthew Bourne/Phoenix), Issac Edwards (Starlight Express/Bat out of Hell) and Damien Delaney (Cats/Billy Elliot). It was so exciting to be back dancing at the Hub (Haywards Heath College) where we look forward to returning in September.
Despite covid restrictions, and by adhering to strict social distancing and covid safety protocols, we still managed to pull off GAPA Create’s choreography competition at the King Edward Hall Lindfield on June 26th. Parents were unable to attend but pupils cheered each other on as solos, duets, trios, and groups were performed, and prizes were awarded by our adjudicators Phil Gardner and Natalie Ayton (former members of Matthew Bourne). Congratulations to all.
Photo of the senior solo section by Luke LeBihan.
Happy New Year 2021!
Sadly, due to government restrictions, the Gielgud Academy is now closed. Once we come out of Tier 4 lockdown we will review and update you on our return to the studio.