Students Staff

17 August 2018

East 15 alumni reunite for new production

Filed under: News — Heather Leathley @ 1.48 pm

Sally Beck Whippman

Current Masters of Fine Arts student Sally Beck Whippman has brought together several East 15 Acting School alumni for Haymarket, a new folk musical she is directing in London.

She has been joined behind the scenes by Masters’ alumni Rosie Jane who is producing Haymarket, which can be seen at St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden on Tuesday 18 September and Wednesday 19 September.

 

Sally said: ” I’m excited to bring a talented group of people together to tell this story about the rise of the working class.”

Olivia Baker, Hannah Siden and Reetta Hyreen, who were also Masters students at East 15 in Loughton are part of the 12-strong cast of actor-musicians in this production by Alex Higgin-Houser and David Kornfield.

Rosie Jane said: “It’s a brilliant production and we are bringing out the best in each other as we head towards the performance dates.

Haymarket starts in 1886 Chicago, a city plagued by money-making and corruption.  Exhausted by the working conditions, labour leaders began a journey that would lead to one of the most influential movements in the history of the working class.

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