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Andrew Wright

Programme Leader for Musical Theatre Performance/Senior Lecturer in Musical Theatre

Andrew Wright


Andrew trained professionally at Laine Theatre Arts and worked in the industry before moving into teaching, direction, choreography and producing. He is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Musical Theatre Performance at The University of Chichester, Principal and Co-Director of The Academy of Musical Theatre and has held an artistic residency at The Salisbury Playhouse.

Andrew was 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. From 2017-2022 Andrew created, developed and held the position of course liaison tutor for a collaborative undergraduate degree programme with Performers College in Essex. 

Credits include:

Choreography: The Snow Queen (Royal & Derngate), 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, Cats and Sweeney Todd.

Direction: Jekyll and Hyde, Children of Eden, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Kings Theatre’s 110th Anniversary Gala, Parade, Seussical, Guys and Dolls, HONK!, Fame, Just So, Sorry Wrong Number, Sparkleshark, DNA, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie, Cats, The Addams Family and Into The Woods.

Producing: Edges, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Sweeney Todd, The Producers, Earthquakes in London, Footloose, Loveplay, Legally Blonde, Stags and Hens, Parade, Gulliver’s Travels (World Premiere), Decade, The Wedding Singer, Dracula (World Premiere), Little Women, Notre Dame (World Premiere), Pornography, The Addams Family, Forever Oz (World Premiere), Jekyll and Hyde, The Stationmaster (World Premiere), Our House, Cry-Baby, Fiddler On The Roof, Marriage Á La Mode (World Premiere), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Bare and Hourglass (World Premiere).

Production/Facilitation of New Musical Workshops: P.S. I’m A Terrible Person, Buzz, The Boy Who Sailed The Ocean In An Armchair, Ordinary People, The Infinity Script, Cast Party, Undertaking Betty and The Velveteen Daughter. 

Andrew is currently studying for an MA(Ed), he has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education and is also accredited 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! 

Other department members

Alison Bell
Assistant Administrator
Alison Woodward
Deputy Director, University of Chichester Conservatoire
Alonso Mendoza-Moreno
Alonso Mendoza-Moreno
Associate Lecturer - Instrumentalist

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