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Wac Arts presents In The Heights

After a hit showcase season in which all of the final year students received offers of representation from agents they will be back in July for their final production before graduation. See them here first!

In the Heights is set over the course of three days, involving characters in the largely Hispanic-American neighbourhood of Washington Heights in New York City. Expect vibrant salsa and urban dance styles choreographed by Ingrid Mackinnon. Her movement direction credits include #WeAreArrested (Royal Shakespeare Company), Fantastic Mr Fox (associate movement – Nuffield/Lyric), Kingdom Come (Royal Shakespeare Company) and #DR@CULA! (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama). She is also assistant choreographer and rehearsal director for Uchenna Dance. She is currently Head of Dance at Wac Arts for the Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre.

The summer production is directed by award winning Writer and Director Ché Walker. Ché Walker is the multi-award-winning writer director behind UK Netflix’s hit Been So Long starring Michaela Coel and Arinzé Kene.

Musical Director Phil Cornwell is no stranger to In The Heights, he was the MD on the West End show! Phil’s Musical Director credits also include The Scottsboro Boys (West End) and Rent (21st Anniversary Tour).

“My first steps towards an acting career were at Wac Arts which remains a rich standard of a creative supportive and empowered atmosphere.” Che Walker, Ham and High (April 2019)

Directed by Ché Walker

Choreographed by Ingrid Mackinnon

Musical Director Phil Cornwell

Music and Lyrics by Book by Lin-Manuel Miranda Quiara Alegría Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe

Who to contact

Contact Name
Steve Medlin
Contact Position
Head of Drama
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Platform Theatre
Hornsey Road Baths
2 Tiltman Place, off Hornsey Road
N7 7EE

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July
Time of day
Session Information
Saturday Performances - 2pm, 7pm
Sunday Performances - 5pm

Other Details

Cost Details
£5 for Matinee Performance. £10/£6 concessions for other performances
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Record updated: 04/06/2019