Term Dates 2020/2021

Induction Week
14th Sep – 18th Sep
Autumn Term
21st Sep – 4th Dec
Spring Term
11th Jan – 26th Mar
Summer Term
26th Apr – 16th Jul

These are the 1st year of the Three Year Acting Course dates. Other course dates may slightly vary so please check the course pages.

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Bridget Christie, who graduated from ALRA in 1997, is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer.

In 2013 she won the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show with her show A BIC FOR HER. The show also won the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Comedy, the 2014 Chortle Award for Best Show and a 2014 Hospital 100 Club Award for Performance and Theatre and became the top selling show at the Soho Theatre ever.

Her hugely critically acclaimed 2016 show Because You Demanded It (about Britain’s decision to leave the European Union), was The Guardian’s No 1 Comedy of 2016 and won the Chortle Award for Best show 2017.  In March 2016 her debut stand-up special, Stand Up for Her, was streamed on Netflix across the globe, making herthe first British female stand up on Netflix.

Her debut BBC Radio 4 series, BRIDGET CHRISTIE MINDS THE GAP was broadcast in April 2013. It won Best Radio at the 2014 Chortle Awards and a prestigious 2014 Rose D’Or International Broadcasting Award for Best Radio Comedy.  It was also nominated for a Radio Academy Award 2014. A second series was broadcast in January 2015 and won a 2015 Chortle Award for Best Radio Programme, for the second year running. Her third BBC Radio 4 series, BRIDGET CHRISTIE’S UTOPIA, was universally critically acclaimed and was a finalist in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2018(longform comedy). Her 2014 tour, a double bill of A Bic for Her and an Ungrateful Woman, won the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Tour. She was nominated for a 2014 British Comedy Award for Best Female TV comic for her performance on Have I Got News For You. Her debut book, A BOOK FOR HER was published by Century Random House in hardback in July 2015 to universal critical acclaim. It was one of the Top 100 Books for Christmas in The Telegraph, the Top Ten Comedy Books in The List and Book of the Day in The Observer newspaper. The paperback was released in February 2016. The ebook was a number 1 Amazon bestseller. It was also nominated for a 2016 Chortle Award for Best Book. A Spanish version was launched in Barcelona in 2017. In August 2015 she was interviewed by Richard E. Grant for the Penguin Podcast.

Bridget has written for The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent and various magazines and publications. Between October 2015 and March 2016 Bridget had her own hugely popular weekly column in Guardian Weekend magazine which gained her a Glamour Magazine 2016 columnist of the year award nomination.  In October 2015 Bridget won a Marie Claire Woman at the Top Award and in November 2015 Bridget won a Red Woman of
the Year Award (for Creativity). In July 2018 Bridget headlined the Latitude Festival. In August 2019 she will headline Leeds and Reading festivals.  In September 2018 Bridget guest-hosted BBC Radio 4’s flagship satirical news show The News Quiz. She has appeared in various TV and radio shows including Have I Got News For You, QI, Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule, The News Quiz, The Museum of Curiosity, Dilemma, and Adam Buxton’s Podcast. In June 2018 Bridget filmed a pilot for Channel Four, now in development. She is also writing a comedy narrative for Channel Four called The Forest and a TX BBC Radio 4 pilot called Birds

Source: Vivienne Clore (2019)

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