Andrew Pritchard

Senior Lecturer Practitioner in Drama and Performing Arts; Artistic Director of the Mumford Theatre

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Drama , Performing arts and dance

Courses taught: Drama, Drama and English Literature, Drama and Film Studies, Performing Arts

Andrew teaches on the undergraduate Drama and Performing Arts courses across a range of theoretical and practical modules. His work currently focuses on actor training, ensemble building and theatre directing.

Email: andrew.pritchard@aru.ac.uk

Background

Andrew trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), during which time he also cross-trained at the National Centre for Circus Arts. Since graduating from LAMDA, he has returned to the conservatoire to teach improvisation, physical theatre and Shakespeare. He has worked for Qdos Entertainment Group, Ambassador Theatre Group and the National Theatre. Alongside his work at ARU, he runs his own theatre company and is the International Operations Manager of Dramatic Need, a creative arts charity working with vulnerable children in Rwanda and South Africa. He is a freelance writer, producer and director.

He has taught at ARU on both the undergraduate Drama and Performing Arts courses as an Associate Lecturer since 2015, and he joined the Cambridge School of Creative Industries as a full-time Senior Lecturer Practitioner in 2019. Alongside his teaching responsibilities, he has also taken the role of Artistic Director of the Mumford Theatre, ARU’s on-campus, 270-seat performance venue. Recent and upcoming productions include: Mr. Burns; a post-electric play, X, The Pillowman, Working: A Musical, The Flick, Let the Right One In and Little Shop of Horrors. He is Module Leader for Studio Performance, Staging and Production, and Making Performance.

Teaching

Current modules taught:

  • Studio Performance
  • The Fringe Musical, Staging and Production
  • The 20th Century Musical
  • Making Performance
  • The 21st Century Musical