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Love Beyond: Behind the scenes #1

J Marie Cooper plays Mary Magdalene in the stage musical premier of Love Beyond at the Brighton Centre on 13 October

At the time of writing, the entire Love Beyond cast have come together and week 3 of rehearsals is well underway. The previous two weeks have seen Creative Director Israel Oyelumade working just with the principal characters and fine tuning the focal points of the production. To Israel, the entire process from start to finish is like creating an expansive painting...

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Israel Oyelumade: Breaking through

Israel Oyelumade is the artistic director of the brand new stage musical premiere of Love Beyond

Israel Aduramo Oyelumade is a man who believes that anyone can overcome the obstacles in life that prevent them from achieving above and beyond anything they ever dreamt possible. Today he is a successful stage and screen actor, whose credits include roles in Royal Shakespeare Company productions, prime time television shows and Hollywood movies...

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Diary of an Artistic Director #1

Artists from the cast of Love Beyond in action at the workshop sessions

At the beginning of August, the team and I led a series of creative workshops to put the prospective cast for Love Beyond through their paces. It was an insightful, delightful, and at times, gruelling process. Nonetheless we’re deeply encouraged at what we are putting together stylistically and creatively for the first live show at the Brighton Centre in October - which is now only a matter of weeks away...

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