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National Tea Day | Flashmob Performance

N A T I O N A L   T E A    D A Y   |  21st   A P R I L   2 0 1 7 

Now, who doesn't love a good cup of tea and a cheeky cake, okay maybe not one MAYBE a good few. 🍵🍰

Recently I had the awesome opportunity to take part in the National Tea Day's flashmob performance in Nottingham Market Square with the Dancers and Musical Theatre lot from New College Nottingham - you should totally give it a watch and see if you can spot me!

Many thanks to the NTD crew and NCN for allowing me to take part in such an incredible opportunity!

If you would like to get involved in National Tea Day on 21st April 2017, please visit nationalteaday.co.uk for further details and future events!


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Life as a Musical Theatre Student Special | The Grapes Of Wrath | In Rehearsals

Firstly, I’d just like to quickly introduce myself, my name is Lucy Wakefield, I am a 20-year-old actress (receiving training in Musical Theatre at New College Nottingham) and a freelance fine art artist from Nottingham. ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ is my second production at the Nottingham Playhouse; previously I performed with the onsite Ensemble company for ‘Animal Farm’ in 2015 in the Neville Studio. 



For this production, I am part of the Community Chorus for this incredible production of 'The Grapes of Wrath'. As there are so many of us, we are divided into teams; Grapes, Oranges and Bananas – a ‘berry’ good way of getting us organised! I should probably explain a little more - Grapes and Oranges perform on alternate nights, and the brave Bananas perform every night.



Overall, the rehearsals have consisted of introducing each other and hoping to remember as many names as possible which has not been too hard as I recognise quite a few from the Nottingham Playhouse Ensemble; team …

Life as a Musical Theatre Student Special | Anita And Me

In absolute excitement, I have been so happy and very fortunate to be back performing as Ensemble with Touring Consortium Theatre Company again in 'Anita And Me' at Theatre Royal Nottingham 14th to 18th March 2017.

THURSDAY | 9th March 2017


It's the first rehearsal, I am always nervous before meeting people but the fact I already know four of the ensemble members makes it just that little bit better,  Michelle Smith, Estelle Smith, Alice Gee and Marcus Whybrow who were also in A Tale of Two Cities back in November 2016.

I have to be honest, it felt a bit weird to be going to the same rehearsal venue where I'm involved with two stage productions which ironically are being toured around the UK and each of the show's are exactly ten days apart - I'm currently involved with this production (Anita And Me) and The Grapes of Wrath.

We have commenced rehearsals on the beginning scenes where myself, Alice and Marcus have to run on stage cause chaos in Tollington with t…

Life as a Musical Theatre Student #5 | 💫 Wonderful Casual Chaos 💫

Firstly I need to apologise for the MAHOOSIVE gap in my post's, I've been super duper busy - so hopefully you'll enjoy this post as I explain my adventures these couple of months, are you ready?

💙 J A N U A R Y 💙

January was particularly a wonderful month; we returned to Musical Theatre training (we crawled out of Jazz on our hands and knees - it never gets any easier)

On the first day back we were handed out our Dance results: formal assessment for Jazz, informal assessment for ballet and tap (formal means it was real exam and informal means it was a mock). I felt like I was 8 years old again being handed my IDTA's. I quit dancing when I was quite young when I was being bullied for being Home Educated. "I daren't look at it - I've most likely failed it!", counted to three and turned the paper over. Jazz - Pass, Ballet - Pass, Tap - Pass. I could have cried, I was honestly just so happy! I think I was more fearing over Tap in all honesty, I often feel…

Life as a Musical Theatre Student Special | A Tale Of Two Cities |

You may have noticed in previous weeks, the very delay in posting covers, vlog's and also posting updates! The past two weeks in November have been immersive and utterly incredible.

💖 THURSDAY & FRIDAY ( 17th & 18th )
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The rehearsal day had arrived, since finding out my audition was successful in the summer, I had been eagerly counting the days down.

On Thursday (17th) the ensemble also know as the Two Cities Twelves, introduced each other  - luckily I already knew some of the cast ( Mike Newbold, Marcus Whybrow, Michelle Smith and Alice Gee) from previous productions and also as friends but I was certainly thrilled to meet and perform with more like mind and lovely local actors and actresses.
We commenced rehearsing on some of the scenes including 'The Hanging' - which reminded me strangely of my FMP (Fine Art - Final Major Project) earlier this Summer after creating my two five foot puppets.


On Friday we commenced rehearsing the next scenes including my pe…

Life as a Musical Theatre Student | Excitement & Celebration | #4

Apologises the forth edition of 'Life As A Musical Theatre Student' is one week overdue but luckily I have some very lovely things to report.

We'll start with last week's lovely surprise, after a uploading my previous cover of 'On My Own' a very nervous singing audition tape and kissing it away to the company via email, I am thrilled to announce I've been very fortunate to get a place with Creatio Art's Youth Company!

Second lovely bit of news? Yesterday whilst moaning over the gruelling 1000 word journal entry for acting, which seems to never end when it come to evaluating personal targets. After checking my word count, I was reaching the point of 'eff this I need a tea' stage.

I heard a very loud ping on my emails, thinking perhaps it was either regarding a casting call, but it was by far better. I squealed next to my mum, "NO WAY." I sat there in utter complete amazement.
I won two tickets to see one the actor's who I have adm…

Life As A Musical Theatre Student | #3

As we bitterly bided farewell to Half Term, the return to college began as a, in a politeness an utter rollercoaster but like the troopers we plodded through it and now I feel raring and ready to go for the next week.

So what has this madness consisted of? A somewhat hilarious Halloween Showcase with the first years; a tap dance on a carpet and the only thing you heard was the odd dramatic clap - although our audience was 'minimal', which included the slightly amused Sexual Health Clinic aside us. We seem to come together as a company when we got to the 'panic' stage - let's face it, all performing arts students or anybody has had that sudden realisation and I quote 'Right it's time to get my sh*t together.' moment. We rehearsed so hard in the space of an hour, made crucial decisions on which dances to do which we agreed to do 'Monster Mash' (group tap dance) and 'Ghost Busters' (group jazz dance). We were going to do 'Thriller',…