Wildcard has teamed up with West End Directors, Choreographers and Musical Directors to ensure that the training you receive empowers you to grow your confidence, hone your talent and build on your knowledge of how to access and work in this industry as a professional.
The Summer School will be led by our lead practitioner — director Jordan Murphy — who will invite other West End practitioners to drop-in throughout the the two weeks to help teach sessions and shape sections of the final performance. It’s this detailed and professional approach, presented in a fun and encouraging way, that makes Wildcard’s Summer School an invaluable experience for any young performer.
Jordan Murphy | Director
Jordan is an emerging director & dramaturg with credits on West End & first-class touring productions. Currently, Jordan is working on a Create Rights International commission to write the book for new musical, Samson.
Most recently, Jordan directed Sunset Boulevard at the Alexandra Palace. He was also resident director & children’s director on Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre); and directed After You, a new musical by Parker & Lam at the London Coliseum. Previously, Jordan was on the resident team as assistant director of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda (Cambridge Theatre).
Further credits as director: The Railway Children, South Pacific in Concert (Cadogan Hall); Fiver: A New Musical, The Dysfunctional Guide to Being a Third Wheel (Crazy Coqs); After You (Cunard); Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Upstairs At the Gate House); Double Bubble (Theatre N16); The Surface (European School of Alicante, Spain); Living A Little (The Vaults/New Wee Theatre, Edinburgh); Something Like A Fairytale: A New Musical (Off-Broadway workshop, NYC); The Dreaming (Chain Theatre, NYC); Edges (London Theatre Workshop); Zombie Prom, Radium Girls (Stagedoor Manor, NYC); Blind Bet (Hen and Chickens); A Place Called Oz (Russian Cultural Centre, Mongolia).
Credits as Assistant/Associate Director: Flashdance (South Korea) and Side Show (Southwark Playhouse) for Hannah Chissick; Wonderland (UK Tour), The Busker’s Opera (Park Theatre) for Lotte Wakeham; Eugenius (London Palladium) for Ian Talbot & Mike Jibson.
Training: University of Exeter, National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT), Young Vic Directors Programme.