Abbey Gate College Pupils Inspired by Top Theatre Director

28 Nov 2018

In October, GCSE and A Level Drama pupils at Abbey Gate College were lucky enough to have a talk from top theatre director, Loveday Ingram.

Loveday trained with John Barton at the Royal Shakespeare Company, who she then assisted for 4 years.  She has directed musicals and plays in the West End as well as having worked extensively in the UK and Ireland and was Associate Director at Chichester Festival Theatre for 3 years.  She worked as an Assistant and Senior Assistant Director at the National Theatre and was Assistant Director on the original production of Mamma Mia. Pupils also saw her dynamic interpretation of Julius Caesar at Storyhouse last year.

The pupils were given an insight into how the industry works and the many processes one goes through when creating a piece of theatre. Loveday also explained the work involved in taking a production from page to stage. They were also given a chance to work on Othello and share their own directorial ideas for one of Iago’s infamous soliloquys.

Head of Drama and Theatre, Charlotte House said: “Loveday’s talk was an absolute inspiration for both the pupils and myself. They will be able to take so much from her wealth of knowledge and put it into their own performances and exam pieces. We would like to thank Loveday for giving her time so generously and look forward to seeing the pupils using her ideas in their performances and the upcoming production of Lord of the Flies.”