Felsted’s Franky Slater, Hugo Carey and Dylan Law have all been offered places with the National Youth Theatre. Franky and Hugo for acting and Dylan for technical theatre (especially lighting and projection).
This is a remarkable achievement for these Felstedians as they have been selected from 1000s of young people who auditioned all over the UK.
The National Youth Theatre is a world leading arts organisation; established in 1956 it commissions new writing and reinterpretation of classics for young people in the company, like Franky, Hugo and Dylan to work on and perform in iconic venues at home and abroad.
Once our Felsted pupils have completed their induction, they will form part of the company and audition further for one off unique projects that happen around the country in the school holidays. Franky and Dylan will have their inductions this summer and Hugo plans to defer for a year, so that he can participate in the School Rugby tour to South Africa first.
The NYT has launched the careers of many aspiring actors and designers, alumni include Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rosamund Pike, Daniel Day-Lewis, David Oyelowo, Orlando Bloom, Andrea Riseborough, Gareth Pugh, Catherine Tate, Ben Kingsley, Ashley Jensen, Matt Lucas, Hugh Bonneville, Matt Smith and many more.
It seems that Franky, Hugo and Dylan will be following in the footsteps of some impressive figures in the British film, television and theatre industry.