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From costumes & props to sets, sound & lighting, the production elements of The Addams Family are starting to take shape... and it looks AMAZING! Huge thanks to @CAPACOLLEGE grad @Jordan_wrightt for all his help prepping the show. Just over a week to go! #CAPACollegeAlumni https://t.co/rzxhdK5mk78 hours ago 2
RT @Jordan_wrightt: So good been back at @CAPACOLLEGE working with the students and staff with the load in of The Addams Family at @UnityHa1 day ago 2
We're so thrilled that @CAPACOLLEGE graduate @lukejharley will be playing the role of Latimer in the #InternationalTour of Titanic the Musical this summer! Congratulations Luke. We're so proud! 👏 #CAPACollegeAlumni @TitanicOnTour #proud #CAPACollegeFam #Titanic #MusicalTheatre https://t.co/wN6JgT1Cqk1 day ago 0
Interview starts at 1hr 36 mins!2 days ago 0
1st year MT student Isabel Hague was on @BBCLeeds this morning talking to @johnnyianson about her winning @NationalTheatre New Views script, life @CAPACOLLEGE & the support she's received from #CAPACollegeAlumni inc last year's winner @alicemaynot! 🙌 https://t.co/nnQIlQiJVb https://t.co/rrr4J3RtRL2 days ago 2
*** Limited Tickets Available *** There are only a handful of tickets left for The Addams Family. Don't miss out! Book today! Tickets available for Sunday 7th July 12.30pm & 4pm. Buy yours from https://t.co/1LhffOj6Rr. We can't wait to unveil this fun-filled, spectacular show! ⭐️ https://t.co/7sFAgNTBmm3 days ago 3
*** Two Weeks To Go *** We're so excited to perform The Addams Family in just two weeks time. The rehearsals look incredible! Trust us, it's going to be one amazing show. Join us at Unity Hall, Wakefield from Thurs 4-Sun 7 July. Tickets available from https://t.co/1LhffOj6Rr 🎭🎶 https://t.co/YycqaWP0JL6 days ago 4
RT @PTrusselle: @NattrassDan Ah!! Well this has just made my day!! Lovely to hear you Danny, and so proud to hear about your success. You d…1 week ago 1
Did you hear @NattrassDan talking to @gayleoninterweb on @BBCLeeds today (starts 37 mins)? He said lovely things about his time @CAPACOLLEGE, memories of @momentumdanceuk & now making his West End debut as ‘Pepper’ in @MammaMiaMusical #CAPACollegeAlumni https://t.co/qmmUOnfQnM https://t.co/izNRgMYhAN1 week ago 2

CAPA College students excel in the college’s first Intensives Week

It is safe to say that no two weeks at CAPA College are the same. Yorkshire’s leading Creative and Performing Arts College provides excellent Arts training and ‘Outstanding’ education to young people aged 16 to 19 from across the North of England. Every day is filled with song and study, dance and drama as students take their first steps towards a professional career on stage and backstage. 

However, life at CAPA College became even more energetic and exciting recently when all 106 full-time students were taken off timetable for the college’s first Intensives Week. 

Intensives Week was an opportunity for students to focus on a particular project, learn new skills and techniques and experience the vigour of a professional rehearsal schedule. They worked in six companies to a strict commission in order to create six new and original works. 

Over the course of the week, students were supported and challenged to master new choreography, interpret scripts and devise new pieces, learn new vocal arrangements (both accompanied and a capella) and shoot and edit their own short video. 

Despite the demanding nature of these projects, students approached Intensives Week with professionalism and enthusiasm and it wasn’t long before the music of Hamilton could be heard blasting from the singing studio, shrieks and soliloquies emanated from the drama studio and all manner of contemporary movements were being perfected in the dance studio – all fastidiously captured on film by our talented Production Arts students. 

CAPA College were delighted to welcome back some of their most dedicated graduate students for Intensives Week who were on hand to help lead workshops, choreograph new pieces and give careers advice to current students. 

The team included Alex Bowen (CAPA College Graduate 2010) who, fresh from performing in the world premier of Dusty, devised a dance piece based on The Handmaid’s Tale entitled Under His Eye. Contemporary dancer and regular CAPA College teacher Keith Luke Gillott (who graduated in 2011), CAPA College and Guildford School of Acting graduate Will Taylor and CAPA College alumni Lucy Aspinwall (who is now studying for an MA in Choreography at Leeds Beckett University) also created a new piece based on the play Terra by Nell Leyshon. 

After five long days of rehearsal, the students created six phenomenal pieces of work: high energy, polished and showing real depth of skills. The progession they have made in just seven weeks of study is remarkable; a credit both to their willingness to learn and the expert teaching on offer at CAPA College. 

Don’t take our word for it – after seeing the work presented at a friends and family showcase event, one parent remarked “I’ve never seen my daughter shine so bright”, while a sister declared “it was fantastic to see so many students thriving in their art form, ALL clearly loving their time at CAPA College and using their passion for the arts as a driving force to succeed”. 

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this exceptional year group. The class of 2020 will be one to remember!