BA (Hons) Musical Theatre students teamed up with University of Kent to run youth workshops at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, on 16 November 2018.

Funded by the United States Embassy and led by Dr Laura MacDonald and Dr Stella Bolaki, the workshops helped 12 to 18-year-olds explore British Sign Language through various performance arts including dance, movement poems, music and drama games.

Molly Brickley Clark, a second-year Musical Theatre student, led dance exercises with participants and noted that, “It was a wonderful experience that really tested new skills I hadn’t had to use before – skills I now plan to use in the future.”

The workshops took place alongside a sign language-adapted rendition of Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years, by Leeway Productions. The production was choreographed by Mark Smith and directed by Angharad Lee.

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