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Just popped into the early band rehearsals for next month’s musical Merrily We Roll Along. Sounding rather swingtastic and marvellous. 

The show opens on Dec 2nd – have you booked your tickets yet? It’s your last chance to catch our first cohort of MA Musical Theatre students before they graduate and hit the big time!

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Graduates Kimberley Nixon and Aneurin Barnard on the set of Hunky Dory

RWCMD graduates and students are making waves at the London Film Festival this week.

Tonight is the premiere of Hunky Dory – the musical comedy set in 1970s Swansea and featuring Minnie Driver alongside Acting graduates Aneurin Barnard, Kimberley Nixon, Danielle Branch and Aled Pugh, as well as current student Dafydd Llyr Thomas. We look forward to seeing them all spruced up in the pics from the red carpet.

The festival also features the gala premiere of Weekend, starring graduate Tom Cullen. Here’s Tom talking about the film.

Tom’s also up for Best Newcomer at the festival awards tomorrow night. We’ll keep you posted.

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We were cosied up in the Vue cinema on Saturday night for the live screening of Phantom of the Opera from the Royal Albert Hall. And while we were munching our popcorn and trying not to sing along to All I Ask of You, we spotted a fair few RWCMD graduates on the big screen.

We spied not one, not, two, not even three, but six of our former students in the cast: Christian Jon Billet, Siani Owen, Katy Treharne, Tabitha Webb, Howard Ellis and AJ Callahan.

And with our first cohort of MA Musical Theatre students about to perform their London showcase in front of a theatre full of agents and casting directors, we should be spotting plenty more graduates in the West End over the next year. Watch this space!

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Acting student Daniel Graham, who graduates next month,  popped in to tell us about his first job – a role in Sweeney Todd alongside Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.

Have a listen.

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Will this be the second year running that a RWCMD graduate wins the Olivier for Best Actor in a Musical?

Last year, Aneurin Barnard scopped the award for his debut in Spring Awakening. Now Vocal Studies graduate David Thaxton’s up for the same category for his peformance as Giorgio in Sondheim’s Passion.

We’ll be keeping everything crossed for the awards ceremony on 13 March.

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