Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in SW18
Summer Season 2011
ALRA (The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, based in Wandsworth) has a bright Summer Season ahead. This term’s three productions are all for young audiences; Skellig is suitable for ages seven and up, and Junk and Sandholm are aimed at the over 14s.
All feature ALRA’s Third Year students, who are just about to graduate and head off into the incredibly competitive world of professional theatre. Several already have professional credits lined up; Chris Ashby’s episodes of Doc Martin and Holby City air soon, and Stephanie Winiecki will spend the summer with the National Theatre on Emperor and Galilean. ALRA’s three productions involve partnerships with theatres, theatre companies or festivals, bringing an invaluable edge to the actors’ final performances at.
ALRA and Wandsworth Arts Festival
Skellig comes to the ALRA Theatre as part of the 2011 Wandsworth Arts Festival. Wandsworth residents of all ages are welcome at the Theatre in the magnificent Grade II listed Royal Victoria Patriotic Building on the northern edge of Wandsworth Common.
They have the Director of the original Birmingham Stage Company production, Phil Clark, on board and the set is also brought in from the original production, having just arrived from Broadway to be fitted up in the Theatre.
ALRA and Tara Arts
Skellig and Junk will each be touring to Earsfields’ Tara Arts www.tara-arts.com after their run at the ALRA Theatre, marking our fourth and fifth visits to the Tara Studio.
Touring to venues like Tara provides an invaluable experience for ALRA students, teaching them to adapt their performances to new spaces and specifications.
ALRA and Company of Angels
Sandholm is the annual co-production with Company of Angels www.companyofangels.co.uk/Home – a highlight in the ALRA calendar. Thanks to the partnership with Company of Angels, students get the chance to work with the hottest young directors on the freshest new writing – often work from Europe, newly translated.
Alra’s home at the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building www.rvpb.com/ and is at its most glorious in the summer months.
May 6, 2011