"the gross and scope of my opinion ..." Hamlet I,1.
Saturday, August 04, 2012
TOMORROW'S TALENT SUMMER SCHOOL
TALENT SUMMER SCHOOL
Wilkinson's West End Workshops provide a unique opportunity for young
performers to work with professionals from today's musical theatre.
concessions are made for youth or inexperience; no prisoners are
showcase began with Lost and Found – intense movement from a strong
posse of young men, matched later by the girls, then the youngsters.
Siveter, from the We Will Rock You company, brought us an edgy
vitality in One Vision, with solos from Ollie Fox and Chester
Lawrence. Alice Masters and Laura Messin duetted brilliantly in a
number from Wicked, working with Stevie Tate Bauer; Rebecca Louis, a
member of the last London Cats cast, developed an energetic Jellicle
Cats, and Matthew Clark [Matilda] produced some off-the-wall
choreography for Revolting Children.
the numbers were delivered with confidence and admirable discipline,
none more so than the finale, Cat and the Moon, involving all forty
performers and developed in collaboration with them by Mr Wilkinson
himself, who spent eighteen months in the West End Lord of the Rings.
dance captain and right-hand woman for this week's workshops was Liz