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Behind the scenes at The King & I

As with previous co-productions between Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall, the Learning and Participation department have once again run a project for young people.

During the run of The King and I, we have been mounting a series of workshops exploring various career opportunities in the arts and giving young people the opportunity to find out how this production has been mounted here at the Hall.

We also managed to arrange exclusive access to the cast and company for the Lincolnshire Young Journalist Academy (LYJA) who spent a day at the Three Mills Studios watching The King and I in rehearsal.  They then interviewed some of the cast and crew including Daniel Dae Kim, Maria Friedman, Jeremy Sams and Raymond Gubbay.  See for yourself the interview when Sophie met Daniel and if you would like to check out more of the interviews please go to the LYJA website

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Daniel Dae Kim being interviewed by Sophie
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While rehearsals are in full swing Daniel talks to Sophie about his leading role
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Maria Friedman being interviewed by Beth
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Maria takes a break from rehearsals to chat with Beth
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Promoter Raymond Gubbay drops in for an animated chat
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Maria proudly shows off her LYJA badge
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Lewis who plays Louis (Anna's son) talks about life as a child performer, whilst Daniel goes through his moves
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Choreographer Susan Kikuchi is put through her paces by Beth
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Susan and some of the dances run through one of the routines
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LYJA's newest recruit!
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One for the album!
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Daniel Dae Kim being interviewed by Sophie
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LYJA has developed fully functioning newsrooms in 3 schools in Lincolnshire. These newsrooms are run by students who create original content for broadcast including online, radio, photographic and film reports. The material created by the young journalists is showcased on their website as well as through the BBC.

In March teams of journalists from the Academy visited the Hall to meet a range of key staff who work here and recorded a series of interviews. They then returned during the TCT week and recorded the reaction of patients who were taking part in the music workshops.

We are delighted to support this initiative and have been very impressed by the quality of the work generated by the young journalists. To see their reports about their visits to the Royal Albert Hall please go to the LYJA website.