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Andrew Wright

Senior Lecturer/Programme Coordinator for Musical Theatre (joint)

a.wright@chi.ac.uk

 

Andrew trained professionally at Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom, Surrey, graduating as head boy with a professional diploma in Musical Theatre, Dance and Drama. Andrew also completed his ISTD FDI (Foundation in Dance Instruction) at this time. Since graduating Andrew has worked for Disney as a lead male and appeared in various professional pantomimes for QDOS. He has also appeared in films and on TV, his last professional performance was in the UK tour of Chicago as ensemble & 1st cover to Amos Hart & Mary Sunshine. Andrew has worked with a range of creative artists such as Tudor Davies, Bill Deamer, Stuart Wood, Chris Baldock, Martin Connor, Barbara Evans, Derek Deane, Gerry Zuccarello, Gary Chryst and Kathak specialist Gauri Sharma-Tripathi.

Since leaving the stage Andrew has moved into teaching, direction and choreography. He is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator for the Musical Theatre (joint) Degree at The University of Chichester, Principal and Co-Director of The Academy of Musical Theatre in Portsmouth and has held an artistic residency at The Salisbury Playhouse. Andrew was also appointed as Course Leader and Director of the Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre and between September 2013 and July 2014, he initiated and developed the programme for its inaugural year.

Credits include:

Choreography; The Snow Queen (Royal & Derngate), CATS, Cinderella, Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Jesus Christ Superstar, Beauty and the Beast, Pippin, Pirates of Penzance, The Magic Flute, Spring Awakening and Sweeney Todd. 

Direction; Parade, CATS, Seussical, Guys and Dolls, HONK!, Fame, Just So, Sorry Wrong Number, Sparkleshark, DNA, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie and Into The Woods

Producing: Edges, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Sweeney Todd, The Producers, Earthquakes in London, Footloose, Loveplay, Legally Blonde, Stags & Hens, Parade and Gulliver’s Travels.

Andrew is currently studying for a Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education and, upon completion of that course, will be recognized as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Andrew has a passion for teaching all aspects of the theatre and developing talent within his students. He is thrilled to be working within and educating others in the world of theatre and dedicates all his hard work and effort to his three young children, who are his greatest achievement to date!