Oh yes it is! Bristol School of Performing Arts proves a launchpad for pantomime stars

October 06 2017

Dramatic happenings in Brislington! The Bristol School of Performing Arts is currently enjoying one of the most successful periods in its 45-year history.

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Dramatic happenings in Brislington! The Bristol School of Performing Arts is currently enjoying one of the  most successful periods in its
45-year history.
Through its management and staff, the school has always enjoyed a very close association with the professional theatre, with its Artistic Director John Redgrave having directed productions in the West End and provinces for more than 40 years. The school’s teaching faculty carries a similar pedigree, with each and every member notching up many years of performing in both theatre and television.  
BSPA is also extremely proud of its student success rate, with many appearing in both the West End and provinces. In recent months Santiago Weston has appeared as Gavroche in Les Miserables and in the national tour of Mary Poppins. Ex student Madeleine Smith has joined the London cast of Mamma Mia to cover the part of Sophie while her sister Emilie is playing Portia the otter in  Wind in the Willows at the London Palladium.
 This year’s Christmas pantomime season sees ex student Lauren Hampton playing principal girl Alice Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington opposite John Barrowman and The Krankies at Manchester’s Opera House Theatre. Congratulations also go to 32 lucky students chosen to represent BSPA when they support Collabro on Monday 13th November at Bristol’s Colston Hall.