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Racky Plews

Racky Plews

Racky Plews trained at Arts Educational & Sylvia Young and is one of our musical theatre teachers.

She was the resident director at Trafalgar Studios on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair and also the choreographer in residence at The Gatehouse where credits include: Guys and Dolls (Best Production nomination – thirteen Off West End nominations), The Drowsy Chaperone (Best Off West End Production nomination What’s On Stage), Buddy – The Buddy Holly StoryA Slice of Saturday NightThe Hot Mikado and Into The Woods.

Credits include: American Idiot (West End and UK Tour), Footloose (UK Tour), UK Premiere of the musical comedy Cougar (The Belgrade, Coventry), Jekyll and Hyde (UK Tour), Seussical (London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Abu Dahbi), Guys and Dolls (Tring Park), Josephine Baker (The Beckett Theatre, New York), Liza Liza Liza by Richard Harris (Bill Kenwright Tour), Respect La Diva (Garrick Theatre, West End), Momentous Musicals (New Wimbledon Theatre, ATG), Aladdin(Hastings, Qdos), Blockbuster (assistant/resident director, UK Tour), A Dolls House (UK Tour), Wagner’s The Ring Cycle and Oedipus & Antigone (The Scoop Amphitheatre, South Bank), West End Bares 2013, 2014 and 2015 (Jerry Mitchell/Darren Carnall), Hamlisch (St. James Theatre), Lost Boy (Liverpool Playhouse), Billy Elliot’s West End Eurovision Entry 2013 and 2014 (Dominion Theatre), Denise Pearson – The Jackson’s World Tour (UK Arena Tour), Forever Plaid (UK & International Tour), the European Premiere of Bare – The Rock Musical (Best Choreography nomination Broadway World), Bernarda Alba, and Once Upon A Mattress (Best Choreography nomination Off West End Awards, The Union Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Kings Head Theatre), Assassins (The Landor), La Traviata and The Marriage of Figaro (and director- Hampstead Garden Opera), Freshers (Edinburgh Festival – Best Musical Whats On Stage Award), The Wild Party (Mountview), How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (CPA), The 48hour Musicals – The Boy Friend (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Crazy For You, and Me & My Girl (London Palladium).