Spring Updates from The BRIT School
A Spring update from The BRIT School to give you some highlights from the last few weeks.
The Musical Theatre closed last week - generously supported by Cush Jumbo, with a special visit from alumni Jessie J who watched the Sweeney Todd rehearsal and met students below.
London Borough of Culture: The BRIT School will be a part of This is Croydon with an exciting programme of activity beginning in June and running until March 2024. The BRIT School are pivotal partners with LBoC and are working on a community festival and a musical in the summer term. Students were invited to host the launch in March at BoxPark Croydon.
Josh Berger CBE, Chair of BRIT School Trustees, kindly organised for the school to be involved in the Temptations musical 'Ain't Too Proud' which he produced and had its press night last week at the Prince Edward Theatre. It features three alumni: Akmed Junior Khemalai, Sadie-Jean Shirley and Tosh Wanogho-Maud with over 500 students and staff who have already seen the show including a rare opportunity to see a closed dress rehearsal and a filming of the EPK as well as press night. It has been an amazing opportunity for performing, technical and film students as well as staff.
Always BRIT News from the alumni community:
• Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list: an incredible four alumni featured: Rachel Keen, a.k.a. RAYE, Loyle Carner, artist and poet Tyreis Holder, and actor Sheyi Cole who was in Steve McQueen's "Small Axe”.
• Morgan Evans, a Production Arts graduate is lighting Eurovision in Liverpool this year. Morgan also worked with Jessie J recently- check out his incredible CV
• Raine Allen-Miller- a Visual Arts & Design graduate directed the film in cinemas Rye Lane.
• Paige Blankson (Musical Theatre graduate) joined Phantom of the Opera playing alternate Christine Daaé in February, following on from playing Cosette in Les Miserables. Paige was awarded the Cameron Mackintosh Bursary at BRIT to afford further training at ArtsEd.
• Theatre graduate and former BRIT Kid Selorm Adonu is the face of the Nandos advert. Selorm was awarded the RBC Emerging Artist Prize in 2022.
• Both Cat Burns and Raye have been nominated for an Ivor Novello this year.