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Throwback to last years Christmas show 'Stars'.⭐ After listening to rehearsals, it is clear that this years performance 'Deck The Halls' will be just as superb! https://t.co/r3LOTohhOr21 hours ago 3
**TICKETS NOW ON SALE** Tickets for our Christmas show ‘Deck the Halls’ are now on sale! The performance is on Tuesday 10th December at 5:30pm, 7pm & 8:30pm at Unity Hall. Limited tickets are available!❄️ Buy tickets here: https://t.co/wW0r4U6F1H https://t.co/IeLB0fNlGx2 days ago 9
This morning we received the disappointing news that Clugston have filed for administration. We are already working with the DfE to appoint new contractors to complete our flagship home. Until then we will continue to offer the highest quality Arts training from our city campus. https://t.co/4TXFzazwFA3 days ago 1
*INTRODUCING REDBRICK STUDIO SESSIONS* We are pleased to announce our new project Redbrick Studios. From January we will be showcasing our amazingly talented students through a new video series. Here is a preview with Isabel Hinchcliffe singing “So Anyway”! 🎶 https://t.co/ksOmv5xd5e3 days ago 5
RT @DSMProductionAV: Another outstanding performance from @CAPACOLLEGE here at @HepworthGallery #Wakefield https://t.co/4MLEOLyrMR3 days ago 2
RT @franparkinson1: Lovely way to end the @wakeybondholder #Wakey1stFriday with a very talented choir from @CAPACOLLEGE #Wakefield https://…3 days ago 5
RT @ICA_Perform: We are SO incredibly proud of our KS3 Boys involved in this afternoon's #Charge session. The determination and focus was i…4 days ago 1
We are so so so proud of alumna Jess Meegan who has just been announced as Bex in the UK Tour of Everybody's Talking About Jamie! We can't wait to see her in action next year! @JamieMusical https://t.co/2kX3Zc0DN04 days ago 3
RT @NealMcNulty: Fantastic to have @CAPACOLLEGE singing Christmas carols here at #WakefieldWestgate @LNER its beginning to look a lot like…4 days ago 7

CAPA College graduate Alex Bowen takes starring role in world premier of Dusty

Based in the heart of Wakefield, CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) provides specialist Arts tuition to students aged 16 to 19 from across Yorkshire and beyond. It was established to provide support to the region’s talented and creative young people by giving them access to professional training, excellent teaching and industry-standard facilities. 

Since its inception in 2006, the college has helped many budding actors, singers and dancers achieve their dream of performing in the country’s best theatres. CAPA College graduates have gone on to take leading roles in Miss Saigon at The Alhambra Theatre in Bradford, The Producers at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and Wicked at The Apollo Victoria Theatre in London. 

This summer one CAPA College graduate’s days of Wishin’ and Hopin’ were over when she was cast in the world premier of Dusty; a musical about the life of Sixties superstar Dusty Springfield. 

In her days at CAPA College singer, dancer and actor Alex Bowen turned her hand to many musical legends – her interpretation of Killer Queen in the 2011 production of We Will Rock You remains a highlight in the college’s history – but her performance as Kiki Dee alongside Katherine Kingsley and Rufus Hound in Dusty is definitely one to beat. 

Written by BAFTA and Olivier Award nominated Jonathan Harvey and renowned director Maria Friedman, Dusty was based on first-hand accounts of Dusty Springfield’s life and career from her manager, personal assistant and record company executive. It made its world premier at Theatre Royal Bath before playing to packed theatres in Sheffield, Newcastle and Salford. 

The sell-out show received rave reviews with the audience leaping to their feet for a standing ovation almost every night of the tour. For us – Alex stole the show. 

‘I absolutely loved playing the role of Kiki Dee and being part of the Ensemble,’ Alex says. ‘I had the best time working with a cast full of extremely talented people and being part of a brand new show. It is a very special moment in my career that I will remember forever!’ 

Current students at CAPA College are now able to benefit from Alex’s recent experience as she joins the list of teaching staff for 2018/2019. Having also trained at Bird College and Arts Educational Schools, Alex will be teaching jazz and choreography to the Class of 2020. 

Congratulations Alex. We are very proud!