REARRANGED - The Grad Fest
REARRANGED; verb. to change (the position, time, or order of something)
Brought to you by The Grad Fest, REARRANGED is an exciting new concert, showcasing the amazing talent of the UK’s actor-musician graduates.
Join us for a magical night of celebration through song, as we explore how the old can be renewed. Whether it be Carousel or Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls or My Fair Lady, the event will examine a range of musical theatre’s well-known classics, reimagining them through a new and exciting sound.
Suggested age: 12+
Eyes On is a programme of one-off events spotlighting the fresh and exciting new talent as part of our Summer Festival 2021.
The Grad Fest
The Grad Fest was founded in May 2020 by Liam Gartland and Alice Croft from the comfort of their bedrooms, during the height of the pandemic, to support recent theatre graduates as they left the safety of their colleges for the big wide world of the performing arts industry. Due to such a warm response from Graduates and the industry, The Grad Fest team have continued to provide support and professional opportunities for graduates, and in return, have created a vast and diverse body of work, including Graduates at Cadogan Hall, Next Thing You Know (The Garden Theatre) and Grad Tidings (Southwark Playhouse). Their ultimate goal is to make every graduate feel represented and valued in our wonderful industry.
2.30pm and 7.30pm
Tickets : £12
Anthony is a Theatre Director based in London/Hampshire.
As a director, he specialises in family theatre and musicals, wanting to engage and unite new audiences in the magical world of theatre. He particularly enjoys telling vibrant stories that are full of creativity and life, working very closely with his collaborators, often interweaving the theatrical elements of music, movement, and design heavily into his work. His directing ethos follows the three branches that he believes great theatre consists of; to entertain, educate, and inspire.
Theatre credits include: as director - Now. Here. This. (Golden Goose Theatre and Chiswick Playouse), Triangle (George Wood Theatre), Tick, Tick... Boom! (Etcetera Theatre), Pippin (Edinburgh Fringe, Niddry St), Bare: A Pop Opera, Cabaret, Spring Awakening, RENT, The Hunger Games: The Musical (Jane Holloway Hall)
as assistant/associate - Cases (The Other Palace, dir. Grace Taylor), Cinderella (New Wimbledon Theatre, dir. Michael Gyngell), Multiverse (Waterloo East Theatre, dir. Michael Gyngell), Half a Sixpence (New Wimbledon Theatre, dir. James Robert Moore), Parade (The Other Palace, dir. Hannah Chissick), The Jabberwocky (The Other Palace/Theatre Royal Margate, dir. Luke Sheppard)
He is also Artistic Director of Taxi Man Productions.
Ben Barrow (he/him) is a 2019 graduate of the Guildford School of Acting’s Actor Musician course. Since graduating, he has worked as a musical director, composer/arranger, performer and singing teacher.
Credits as Musical Director include: Musical Director/Keys for ‘Ordinary Days’ (Pickle Productions), Musical Director/Keys for ‘The Tempest’ (South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell)
Credits as Composer & Arranger include: ‘Barrow & Ireland and Friends’, ‘Winter Warmers’, ‘An Evening with Emerging Writers’ (all for Red Piano Productions), ‘Where It Starts/Lifeline - Barrow & Ireland Virtual Choirs’ (available to view on YouTube), ‘With, Without’ (workshopped at GSA in 2019).
Credits as a Performer include: Gerald the Ginger Genie in ‘Aladdin’ (Corn Exchange, Newbury), Featured Soloist in ‘Untapped’ (The Union Theatre), Prince Tony in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ (Corn Exchange, Newbury), Support Act for ‘Ramin Karimloo: From Now On’ (UK Tour).
A new musical, ‘From Here’ written by Ben and his writing partner, Lucy, is set to have its world premiere production at the Chiswick Playhouse this summer. He is due to appear in the rescheduled UK & International Tour of ‘Footloose the Musical’ very soon.
Tessa is an actor, choreographer and movement director based in London, who trained at both Mountview and the Guildford School of Acting. She specialises in musical theatre, tap and jazz choreography and physical theatre movement. She also gained an undergraduate degree in history from the University of York. Her credits include, as choreographer, Now. Here. This. (Golden Goose/Chiswick Playhouse) Edges (Guildford School of Acting), A Tale of Two (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). As assistant choreographer, Sweet Charity (Guildford School of Acting).
As a recent grad herself, Tessa is excited to get the opportunity to work with the Gradfest and expand her practice exploring all things movement with actor musicians.