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Aspiring young performers in Wales seeking the very best in musical theatre training no longer need to be London bound because world class training is now right on your doorstep; GAMTA, the long established and prestigious college originally based in Scotland and producing a long history of successful graduates is now opening its doors to the talent of Wales this Autumn – and we are auditioning now!
With a new base in Cardiff our dynamic and ground-breaking college offering Welsh Government approved and funded courses, are currently auditioning for young people from the ages of 16 – 23 years with a passion and drive for musical theatre. We offer a three year professional training course culminating in a spectacular London Showcase when crucially we bring our third year graduate students to a West End theatre to present them to the very best agents and casting directors London has to offer;
Trevor Jackson from Cameron Mackintosh Ltd says ‘I have to say the GAMTA showcase was one of the best showcases I have seen and considerably better than some of the more established schools…you seem to have trained some very good people indeed’, and Mark Shenton from The Stage newspaper is in agreement, ‘GAMTA produces some of the most individual and unique training in the United Kingdom with the students to match.’
Our Principal, Shaaron Graham says ‘This is an amazing opportunity for the young people of Wales; it’s evident that there is so much talent in Wales and we are thrilled to be able to bring this world class training right to their doorstep; Wales, and Cardiff in particular, is such an exciting place for GAMTA to be – it completely makes sense that we establish a base here’.
GAMTA has a proven track record; our London Showcase in both 2013 and 2014 saw every student achieve agent representation and with this 100% success rate it’s no wonder that our graduates are working in the West End, tours both in the UK and Europe, lucrative cruise ships as lead vocalists and in theatre with National Theatre and National Theatre Scotland.
With an emphasis on triple threat training and getting students directly working in the industry, Head of Courses Fergus Logan is also extremely excited about tapping into Welsh talent; ‘I have always known of the wealth of talent in Wales and its need for a world class training on its doorstep which GAMTA will provide. Apart from our fantastic team of tutors we enjoy incredible industry links which are well established now. It’s an exciting time for the aspiring performer in Wales without a doubt!’ With an extraordinary career ranging from dancing principal roles with one of the UK’s leading ballet companies to lead roles in West End shows such as CATS, OKLAHOMA!, FOSSE and MY FAIR LADY. Subsequent to such an esteemed performing career Fergus went on to become one of the most valued Resident Directors and Choreographers, being responsible for staging many of these hit musicals in the UK, Europe and the U.S, a career almost always associated with Cameron Mackintosh. Fergus has also worked extensively in the U.S. for Tony and Olivier award winning director Susan Stroman and U.S. producers Networks Productions. He also has great experience of film work having featured in many highly acclaimed films such as CATS, BEYOND THE SEA (with Kevin Spacey), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and BURN THE FLOOR.
If you are passionate about a career in musical theatre GAMTA is holding an Easter School 6th – 10th April at The Gate in Cardiff. The week is designed as a series of professional classes aimed at young people from 14- 19 years interested in a professional training and career in musical theatre. Those attending our Easter School will have the opportunity to audition for the professional training course at the end of the week.
Are you, or someone you know interested in our full time course? For more information on our Easter Week, funding and how to audition for our professional training course at GAMTA call 0141 354 0483 or visit us www.gamta.org.uk.