A theatre has announced a series of live-streamed conversations to be hosted by their alumnus, the Olivier Award-winning actor Giles Terera, with leading figures from the theatre and entertainment world.
The Mountview Theatre in Peckham has created Mountview Live – Giles Terera Meets… and their first guest is the actor and creator of Broadway smash-hit Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
He is an Olivier, Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning actor, producer, composer and lyricist. His work also includes In The Heights, the music and songs for Disney’s Moana and Mary Poppins Returns in which he also starred as Jack.
The hour-long conversations will include each guest discussing their career as well as taking questions from Mountview students. Each conversation will be hosted on Mountview’s YouTube channel.
Giles Terera won the Best Actor in a Musical Olivier Award in 2018 for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in the original London production of Hamilton, and recently appeared in Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
Each subsequent conversation will take place on the following Mondays at 6pm.
Mountview honorary doctorate Noma Dumezweni, an Olivier Award winner for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and A Raisin in the Sun, and TV personality Amanda Holden will join Giles on May 18 and 25 respectively.
Mountview’s joint CEOs, Sarah Preece and Stephen Jameson, received a Special Recognition Olivier Award this year for their pioneering of a new model drama school that combines performance, vocational training and community engagement with creative development for professional artists.
They have led Mountview’s move to a newly -built home in Peckham and a fundraising campaign to complete it, which included a £1million gift from theatre producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh, and overseen pioneering work with all sectors of the local community, including Southwark schools.
Giles Terera said: “I’m thrilled to be hosting Mountview LIVE – helping young artists is really important to me, and this is a fantastic opportunity for the next generation of theatre makers to learn from established figures within the industry.
“As I know from my time there, Mountview’s commitment to providing training for everyone is a massive part of what makes it so special and I can’t wait to get started on this project.”
Stephen Jameson and Sarah Preece said: “We’re delighted Giles has agreed to host these conversations, which will provide fascinating insight into the careers of his guests.
“Their inspirational stories and achievements will encourage the next generation of theatre-makers and reflects Mountview’s commitment to making the performing arts accessible to everyone.”
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