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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…