Page To Stage: Highlights

City Academy presents: Page To Stage

Introducing the gallery highlights from our very first 'Page To Stage' event - a unique evening of new writing and performance featuring emerging talent from City Academy's writing, comedy and acting classes. The event was held at the prestigious 2Northdown at King's Cross on 14th March 2019. Relive the evening with our gallery (above), or learn more about City Academy Writing and Acting departments.  

A word from our Head of Writing, Jon Barton:

"Our very first Page to Stage has been a phenomenal success with performers and audience alike. The event showcased students from our writing, acting and comedy departments, with a welcome and supportive audience that enjoyed a broad range of material. From spoken word to stand up comedy, sitcom to screenplay, and novel extracts read by the writers themselves. If you are interested in taking part at a future event, your writing must be of a high quality and ready to be shared with an audience. Each participant demonstrated exceptional skill with their work this time, and that's what we'll look for when programming Page to Stage."

 

'So incredibly blown away by the talent at tonight's Page to Stage event by @CityAcademyUK'

Cast and Crew

ACT 1

KATE SMURTHWAITE, OUR COMPÈRE FOR THE EVENING
CALLUM AND THE BLACK BALLOON A SHORT STORY BY CHARLIE SKINNER
ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID A SHORT STORY BY LAUREN TUREK
UGLY BEAUTIFUL A NOVEL EXTRACT BY WRITER IN RESIDENCE OLLIE CHARLES
COP ART A SITCOM EXTRACT BY NEIL HENSON
A STAND-UP SET FROM COMEDIAN LIAM BANNIGAN

ACT 2

KATE SMURTHWAITE LEADS A SET FROM OUR IMPROVISATION STUDENTS
LUCKY A NOVEL EXTRACT BY CAMILA TOBIAS
SPOKEN WORD BY TABITHA BOOTH
LIFE ACCORDING TO HARRIET A SCRIPT EXTRACT BY REBECCA DARE
SQUIRRELS A SHORT STORY EXTRACT BY PAUL BATTERHAM
THE HOBBYHORSER A SCREENPLAY EXTRACT BY MARC COLEMAN
A STAND-UP SET FROM COMEDIAN SARAH SOUTHERN

Thanks also to our fantastic actors for the evening: Rosie Frecker, Thom Petty, Josephine Liptrott, Sharon Sibyl Gatt, Coco Maertens, Anton Tweedale; and our wonderful improvisation students: Catherine Li, Kasey Kase, Mariesa Clarke, Caroline Andebeek, Else Leromain & Kieran Brierley.

Production Coordinator: Lauren Chaplin

City Academy Writing Department

Our Writing Department give you the opportunity to develop new writing skills in a welcoming and friendly environment.

Alongside a range of courses, from Creative Writing to Blogging, students in the department have access to a wealth of resources including a monthly Writing Club, live events and performance opportunities, networking and one-to-one support from professional writers.

The department is headed up by playwright Jon Barton, whose professional credits include some of London's top theatres include The Old Vic, the Almeida and the Bush Theatre.

City Academy Acting and Comedy Department

As a leading Acting and Drama School in London, City Academy's Acting Department offers students the opportunity to study acting at a variety of levels, enjoy a challenge and gain new skills. Our range of acting courses are evening, weekend, weekday or part-time courses from beginners to advanced levels. 

Opportunities for our adult students include: Screen Acting Courses, Voice Training, and Comedy Acting, and specific courses and workshops such as Improvisation, Method Acting and Stand Up Comedy. Regular performance opportunities are available for students at London's top venues, particularly for members of our five Theatre Companies

The department is headed up by director Lotte Ruth Johnson, artistic director of Blink Theatre

Photographs by Ellie Bungay