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Professor Jenny Hughes: The performance pedagogy of infant schools in British West Indies

Eton Avenue, London


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Professor Jenny Hughes explores what must now be considered as the deeply problematic experiments in infant education taking place across the British West Indies in the mid-nineteenth century (1833-1845).

Archive image of children playing in Antigua

Dragademia: #BoyfriendJoe Chats with LaWhore Vagistan

Eton Avenue, London


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Part book launch, part drag show, part academic conversation, part public gossip session, this event brings together LaWhore Vagistan and Joe Parslow to unpick contemporary drag performance and its relationships to gender, politics and resistance.

Drag artist Kareem Khubchandani

Postgraduate Open Evening

Eton Avenue, London


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Find out more about all of Central's postgraduate degrees including:
- MA Acting
- MA Applied Theatre
- MA/MFA Movement Therapy
- MA/MFA Scenography

Performer in white dress with coloured objects floating before her

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  •  Alumni

Graduate Rhys Anderson on playing Hamlet

Rhys Anderson, a graduate of Central's BA (Hons) Acting CDT course reflects on his experience playing Hamlet in TNT Theatre's touring production. 

Production still of actor Rhys Anderson on stage holding a skull
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Ryan Denton: My Journey to Central

Ryan Denton, current third-year student on Drama, Applied Theatre and Education, BA and the first in his family to attend university, shares his journey to Central, his experience on the course, and advice to other first-generation university students.

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Central graduates and students share insights into their contributions to Pegasus Opera Company's double bill. Graduate, Heather Smith, talks to us about her role as Stage Manager on Book

Photograph of Heather Smith

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Discover Central Podcast

For this special, bonus episode of the Discover Central podcast, we’re joined by Central students and alumni Will Sebag-Montefiore (Just These, Please) and Adwitha Arumugam, Sam Law and Aadar Malik (The Situationalists) to discuss the process of taking their shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Rooftops of Edinburgh with bunting in front of a twilight sky

For our final episode of Series 3, Central's Access and Participation Manager Victoria Edwards sits down with alumni Tim Chaundy and Maame Atuah to talk all things Central Outreach.

Collage of a face for Small Axe Big Talks

We catch up with Mairi Hayes and Jake Harders, graduates of Central who now work across the School's Diplomas and Short Courses to find out more about their work. We also hear from Diploma graduates Sonny Kong and Luke fox about their experiences studying at Central.

An Interview with Mairi Hayes and Jake Harders

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