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Student Bursary - The Heart of the West End

Posted on 15/03/2012


Interested in West End theatre?

Want to hear what current theatre professionals think of Theatreland today?

Intrigued to find out how the West End as we know it developed and where it might go from here?

 ‘The Heart of the West End’ has a very special offer for YOU!

The Heart of the West End, organised by Dr. Gilli Bush-Bailey (RHUL) in collaboration with the V&A and Theatre Royal Haymarket are pleased to announce a number of student bursaries for their up-coming conference which will take place at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Sunday 25th and  Monday 26th March 2012.

 The Heart of the West End will bring together some of the UK’s leading academics, theatre owners, makers, managers, performers and critics to discuss, debate and deliberate the West End’s, past, present and future.

Sunday's keynote address on The Making of the West End, by Jacky Bratton will be followed by papers encompassing a wide range of topics including Oscar WildeCharity Matinees, Christmas PantoJames Winston and his part in the founding the Garrick Club and the amazing Gatti Family who held a virtual monopoly on providing electricity to light the West End stage.

 Monday's events will include a presentation on the past and future activities of 'Masterclass' with Geoff Colman (Head of Acting CSSD) and a preview of the V&A's soon to be launched 100 Plays app. The afternoon session will see some of the major names in London theatre brought together for a roundtable discussion chaired by Karen Fricker (RHUL & Variety Theatre Critic).

Confirmed panellists include: Lyn Gardner (Guardian Theatre Critic), Jack Bradley (Literary Associate Sonia Friedman Productions), Julian Bird (Chief Exec. Society for London Theatre) and Richard Bean (Playwright).

 The following student bursaries are now available on a first-come-first-served basis and comprise free attendance at all panels and round table discussions:

20 X Two Day Conference Passes

10 X One Day Conference Passes

 (Please note, the bursary does not include refreshments or lunch) 

To be eligible for a student bursary you must be a currently enrolled student at RHUL, CSSD, London College of Fashion or be registered as one of this year's TRH Masterclass attendees.

 There are only 30 bursaries in total available, so email s.sladen@rhul.ac.uk to apply now! Don’t forget to include which day/days you would like to attend.

Further information on the conference can be found at:



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