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Eton Avenue, London

View the event page for all performance dates: 26-28 September 2023.

Book by James Goldman
Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by MA Music Theatre
Produced by MA Actor Training & Coaching, MFA Voice Studies: Teaching & Coaching

By special arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh & Music Theatre International.

In black and white, a person in a crown and makeup peers through a shadowy space

Celebration of Teaching, Education and Applied Theatre

Embassy Theatre 62-64, London


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We're delighted to invite graduates of our teacher education or applied theatre courses to join us for a special “Celebration of Teaching, Education and Applied Theatre”

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The Winter's Tale

Eton Avenue, London


View the event page for all performance dates: 18-21 October 2023.

By William Shakespeare
Performed by MA Acting Classical

In a pencil drawing on yellow paper, a king reassuringly holds another in their arms

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ClusterFlux Presents "PLEASE LEAVE (a message)"

26 July 2023

ClusterFlux an international, experimental theatre collective founded by Central graduates tell us about their Edinburgh Fringe show, PLEASE LEAVE (a message)

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Central at Edinburgh Fringe 2023

17 July 2023

Shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe involving our alumni, students and staff.

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Josh Lewis: Cracking Slate

6 July 2023

Josh Lewis is a graduate of Writing for Performance, BA and recipient of the 2022 StART Enterprise Award. Since graduating, he has founded the Cracking Slate theatre company which supports the development of confidence, creativity and collaboration in young people, which was developed from his time on the course at Central.

Early Dawn New Writing Night, Josh stands on the left of the image in a red checked shirt. Behind him are the writers and performers of Early Dawn

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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.

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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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