The Next Step....
Huge congratulations to Act Now! students Chloe, who will be starting her Acting course at CTA, and Anna who will be beginning her Actor Musicianship course at Rose Bruford College in September! We will miss them both, but we very much look forward to following their progress!
Joe and Zak headed for the Bright Lights!
We are thrilled that Act Now! student Joe will be appearing at the National Theatre this Summer in Liolá directed by Richard Eyre and fellow Act Now! student Zak, fresh from his run in the NYMT's Whistle Down the Wind, is straight into rehearsals for Billy Elliot in the West End.
Act Now! Students meet Enter Shikari !
Our senior students recently met locally grown, now hugely famous, band Enter Shikari, when they were rehearsing at our home venue at Trestle Arts Base. What a fantastic group, and an inspiration to all our young people who are working on a career in performing arts!
From Matilda to Whistle Down the Wind for Zak!
Huge congratulations to Act Now! student Zak, who has been playing the part of Eric in Matilda in the West End for the past year.Zak's Mum, Talya, sent us a lovely message saying: “we're hugely grateful to you and everyone at Act Now! - without what he's learned and the confidence he's gained there, there's no way we'd be where we are now”
Zak came through three rounds of auditions to secure the role and makes his West End debut, at the Cambridge Theatre.
We are all very proud of Zak, it was thrilling to go and see him perform in the West End, however, it is great to have him back at Act Now! where he is attending classes whilst rehearsing for the NYMT!
We now look forward to seeing Zak in the NYMT production of Whistle down the Wind in July.Production week: 22-28 July
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Act Now! Students and Staff are Geeks! It's official!
We are thrilled that former Act Now! Performing Arts student Lauren Osborn and Act Now! teacher Harry Cooper-Millar have recently appeared in the new musical Geek! in London before embarking on a regional tour! Congratulations!
A Little bit of Comic Relief for Oliver!Act Now! student Oliver has recently completed filming for an internet campaign for Comic Relief/Enough Food for Everyone IF Campaign 2013. Congratulations Oliver on your first professional role, we look forward to seeing you on screen and hope that your performance will encourage people to contribute to this worthy cause!
From Sweeney to Sweeney for Patron EmilyWest End actress and now Patron of Act Now! Emily Bull
has recently finished in the acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd at the Adelphi Theatre in London.
Having already graced west end stages in Les Misérables and Grease, we were very fortunate to have Emily on board, along with her partner Elliot Harper, to help us with our own production of Sweeney Todd.