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Chris Hocking - EDA Patron

Chris Hocking - EDA Patron

"It is very useful to have some experience in vocational Mucial Theatre training before you audition for Professional Training courses. A BTEC at EDA would enable you to gain this, as well as the skills and confidence required to achieve a place on a Musical Theatre programme like Arts Ed."

Chris trained at the Nesta Brooking School of Ballet where he studied National with Mr. Robert Harold. He then went on to a very successful performing career in the West End, on tour and in regional repertory theatre. Shows include Chicago, Carousel, The King and I, The Rocky Horror Show, Chess, Hot Stuff, On The Town, Barnum and Hello, Dolly!

He has choreographed the UK tours of Oklahoma!, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, South Pacific, Fiddler On The Roof, the British premiere of Jekyll and Hyde and The Rise & Fall of Little Voice. Other credits include Club Tropicana – The 80s musical (which he co-wrote) at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Schwartz Stories at The King’s Head, Let Him Have Justice (Cochrane Theatre), , Keeler (Charing Cross Theatre) The Railway Children and Wind In The Willows (both Sevenoaks Playhouse).

Key Credits

  • Chris has been awarded the Fellowship of the British and International Federation of Festivals and is an adjudicator member of the organisation. He is also Vice-Chair of all England Dance.
  • He has directed and choreographed numerous pantomimes around the country. Chris has been awarded an M.A. in Choreography from Middlesex University. He is Deputy Principal and Director of the Schools of Musical Theatre and Acting at The Arts Educational Schools, London (ArtsEd)

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We hold auditions throughout the year and offer places as we go. Our auditions are all day on a Saturday from 10am- 3pm (finish times variable) and the fee is £35. You are only required to prepare two things: one musical theatre song with sheet music and one monologue of your choice. You will then take part in an open jazz class. Remember we are looking for trainability. You do not have to be perfect. The audition fee is £35 which you will need to pay online by filling in the form below.The audition fee is non-refundable.

We believe the best way to get a feel for our Academy is to attend one of our Open Days or watch one of our full scale production in our theatre book here www.factoryplayhouse.com.  Meet the teachers, look around the building and take classes in all disciplines. We only offer a limited number of open days. Please note: You ALSO get to look around, meet teachers and ask questions on our audition days. You can also book an open day below.

Students apply directly to Emil Dale Academy for the BA Hons Musical Theatre course. Students do not have to apply through UCAS for this course

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