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Peter Reynolds 1958-2016

It is with enormous sadness that we learn of the sudden passing of our very dear friend and colleague, Peter Reynolds.

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The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama made it’s off Broadway debut today September 26, 2016, performing its first US Showcase in front of an audience which included Matthew Rhys and Kate Burton. They were among the guests at the Showcase, held at New York’s Signature Theatre, which featured recent American and Canadian acting and musical theatre RWCMD graduates. Other guests included casting directors, managers, agents and key friends and influencers of the College. “I was staggered by the quality of the performers,” said Matthew Rhys, International Chair in Drama at the College after seeing the Showcase, “it was way beyond what I expected from a student showcase. They looked like they had been doing this as professionals for years. “ 
The Showcase was opened by Emmy and Tony Award nominee Kate Burton, daughter of the great Welsh actor Richard Burton.
Editors notes
The Showcase took place at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater in the Signature Theatre complex on September 26, 2016
“The Royal Welsh College has always been an outward looking institution,” says Principal Hilary Boulding. “Diversity and cultural exchange is fundamental to the past, current and future success of our students.
Thanks to the huge generosity of our supporters and the ongoing Transform Appeal, this new strand of our drama programme allows us to reach out internationally and celebrate our students’ talents in the heart of America’s theatreland.“
The year the College celebrates five years since opening its world class facilities.
These award-winning new spaces have enabled the College to fully inhabit its role as the National Conservatoire of Wales, with International Chairs including Matthew Rhys, Michael Sheen and Simon Stephens, and a visiting artists programme that has included alumnus Hugo Blick, David S.Goyer and legendary theatre designer Ralph Koltai.
RWCMD was named by The Guardian University Guide as the

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