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Andrew Wright

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

Andrew trained professionally at Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom, Surrey, graduating as head boy with a professional diploma in Musical Theatre, Dance and Drama. 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.

Since leaving the stage Andrew has moved into teaching, direction and choreography. 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 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), 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 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 and The Stationmaster (World Premiere).

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!