Performing Arts - See what our past and current students are up to

Former BA Drama student Wins Emerging Artist Award 2017

Former BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Media student, Ambreen Razia, has picked up an Eastern Eye Emerging Artist Award for her one-woman show, The Diary of a Hounslow Girl.


Production Arts students participate in inspirational work experience

Our Production Arts students have assisted the UK’s premier event band, Philosophy, supporting them technically during the production of their professional music videos.


Mission Impossible 5, The Musketeers and Diversity! Meteoric Rise for our Performing Arts Alumni

Kingston College really is a stepping stone to success - read on to discover how our Performing Arts students really do go on to do great things...


Music, Lights, Action!

Our incredibly talented Performing Arts and Music students have been up to some amazing things lately! Don’t just take our word for it though - read more here.


Former student lands role in Our Zoo

Former student, Parry Glasspool, played Christopher in the debut episode of Our Zoo aired recently. Over 5 million viewers saw the opening episode of this  new drama series which is is based on the story of the Mottershead family who, in the face of staunch opposition and huge personal sacrifice, founded Chester Zoo in the 1930s. Parry has  previously appeared in Channel 4 production Hollyoaks Later. He graduated last year with a BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Media, he received a 2:1. He was then cast in the role of Harry Thompson in Hollyoaks Later and appeared in five episodes of series six.


A former Kingston College music student, top of the charts with his debut single “My Love”.

A former Kingston College music student, Rowan Jones, known by his stage name Route 94, has hit the top of the charts with his debut single “My Love”. Rowan, now a music producer and DJ living in Richmond, formerly produced dubstep as Dream and has worked with the likes of Skream, Benga and Katy B. He now produces deep house and his debut single “My Love”  has been a commercial success charting to number 1 in over three countries! Watch the official video with over 15 million views! 


Former Student Lands Lead Role in BBC's The Musketeers

Howard Charles, a former student on both the National Diploma and BA Drama courses at Kingston College, is playing a lead role in the BBC series, The Musketeers. Howard plays the role of Porthos in what has been tipped as one of the year's biggest productions, stretching across ten episodes. It is broadcast during February and March 2014.


Kingston College Graduate Appears in King Lear at The National

A Kingston College graduate is currently appearing in a high profile theatre production in London's West End. Grace Willis, who gained her National Diploma in Performance and Musical Theatre in 2006, is currently appearing in King Lear at The National, alongside Simon Russell-Beale, directed by Sam Mendes.


Stage and Media Graduate in Panto Role

A recent graduate from our BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Media has enjoyed a run in panto as the dame in Goldilocks. Chloe Penycate recently won the HE student of the year award at the College and has been touring schools and social clubs in and around the Newcastle area.


Former Music Student in Dazed Digital's latest series of Visionaries' specials

Former BTEC Music and triple distinction student, Joseph Wesley Howe with his band FKA Twigs has just completed filming their latest video in Mexico, alongside The xx, Grimes, Sampha and Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, all as part of a trip by their shared label Young Turks, the focal point of Dazed Digital's latest series of 'Visionaries' specials.

FKA Twigs have previously supported Mercury Music prize winner James Blake at the O2.

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Former Dance Student in West End Hit, Hairspray

A former National Diploma in Dance student, Noel Samuels completed a run in the West End hit musical, Hairspray.

Noel Samuels trained at The Urdang Academy and graduated June 2012 with a Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre. He credited his tutors at Kingston College, saying: "With the help and guidance of the teachers on the Dance course, I was able to learn the fundamentals of being a dancer/performer which then led to getting into a top performing arts institution."

Theatre credits include: Ensemble in Heartbeat of Home (Workshop), Ensemble in the Disco Inferno (UK Tour). Credits whilst training include: Fleetwood in The Life, Uncle Henry and Head Winged Monkey in The Wiz, Ensemble u/s Daniel and Agwe in Once On This Island. Noel was also a featured dancer in an ident for Microsoft Got to Dance with Xbox Kinect.


Noel Samuels is delighted to be a part of Hairspray and would like to thank his family and friends for their endless support.

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Music Alumni headlining at The Borderline

Congratulations to Nick Vaughan, BTEC Level 3 Music alumni who graduated in 2010. Nick has played with this band Heel twice on Kerrang and will be headlining at The Borderline in March 2016.



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