Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts: Alumni of the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Connie Fisher, Denise Welch, Amanda Holden, Nick Moran

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General Books LLC, Jun 1, 2010 - 120 pages
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Alumni of the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Connie Fisher, Denise Welch, Amanda Holden, Nick Moran, Ken Stott, Gareth Hunt, Michael French, Kai Owen, Paul Cattermole, Calvin Dean, Eddie Marsan, Julie Atherton, Douglas Henshall, Jon Robyns, Glynis Barber, Elizabeth Bower, Thomas Aldridge, Kelly Adams, Kathryn Prescott, Hannah Jane Fox, Oliver Thornton, Mina Anwar, Andrew Lynford, Don Gilet, Vineeta Rishi, Callum Blue, Sally Whittaker, Marcus Gilbert, Rikki Chamberlain, Leanne Jones, Sabrina Aloueche, Helen Latham. Excerpt: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts is an independent drama school situated in the Wood Green area of North London. It was founded in 1945 by Peter Coxhead and Ralph Nossek as 'The Mountview Theatre Club', an amateur repertory company staging a new production for a six-day run every second week . Among the club's achievements were Coxhead's staging of Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra, a production of the complete Arnold Wesker Trilogy - Chicken Soup with Barley, Roots and I'm Talking about Jerusalem directed by Peter Scott-Smith - and Buttered Both Sides, a revue written and composed by Mountview member Ted Dicks and directed by Gale Webb, which later transferred to the Fortune Theatre in London's West End. In the early 1970s, the amateur group was ousted by premises freeholder Coxhead to allow his new commercial theatre school unimpeded access to the theatre and its ancillary facilities. The school's courses are accredited by the National Council for Drama Training. The degree courses are also validated by the University of East Anglia The main full-time courses include a 3-year B.A. Hons. in Musical Theatre or Acting, and a 2-year degree in Production Arts. Mountview also offers 1-year Postgraduate Diploma an... More:

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