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Alumni Update: Ex-ALRA from the mid-1980s, Andrew Woodall and Denise Gough

Alumni December Update

Ex-ALRA from the mid-1980s plan festive reunion

Members of our alumni have formed a Facebook group for ALRA alumni and staff from the mid-1980s - i.e. ALRA's first years at The Royal Victoria Patriotic Building.

Although only recently formed, the group already has over 150 members. They are also planning a Festive Reunion event in London on Wednesday, 28th December. To join the group and find out more information about the event, simply search for 'Where Are They Now? (Ex-ALRA)' on Facebook and send a join request.

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Whale Music with Emma Tugman, Liz Wolton, Sally Jacobs
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Andrew Woodall cast to play Julius Caesar at the RSC in 2017

Andrew Woodall headshot"Caesar returns from war, all conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power".

Our 1985 alumnus, Andrew Woodall has been announced to play the role of Julius Caesar in the production of the same name directed by Angus Jackson, at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) next year.

Julius Caesar features as the opening production of the RSC's Rome Season and will run from 3rd March - 9th September 2017. The production will also be broadcast live to cinemas on 26th April 2017. To book tickets, visit the RSC website.

We wish Andrew the best of luck for his performance.

People, Places and Things is ranked as the top play of 2016

Denise Gough headshotOlivier Award-winner and ALRA graduate, Denise Gough has achieved further recognition from LondonTheatre.co.uk for her role as Emma in People, Places and Things which has been ranked as the number one play of 2016.

Dom O'Hanlon, editor of LondonTheatre.co.uk said:

"Outstandingly directed by Jeremy Herrin, this remains the most powerful performance I have seen all year, and a true collision of a knock-out cast and creative team".

Well deserved Denise, congratulations.

ALRA is always delighted to hear about the projects of our alumni and celebrate their achievements. If you're an alumni and would also like to share your story, please get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a member of the team will be able to assist you.

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5 tickets for ALRA showcases | that's alumnights

At each Friday night performance of any ALRA show there will hold back 5 complimentary tickets for our ALRA graduates.

To find out the forthcoming shows, please see the ‘What’s on’ section of the website.

Alumnight tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis; to book tickets please email info@alra.co.uk

Please note: ALRA still offer free tickets to all ALRA shows to alumni that are within their first year of graduation.

To learn more about ALRA’s graduate package please email dylan.stafford@alra.co.uk

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