Young actor enjoys moment in spotlight at prestigious Stratford theatre - The Rugby Observer

Young actor enjoys moment in spotlight at prestigious Stratford theatre

Rugby Editorial 17th Nov, 2023   0

A ‘FANTASTIC’ young actor from Rugby enjoyed his moment in the spotlight when he treaded the boards at a prestigious Stratford theatre.

Robert Addi featured in the opening night of Cowbois, a western with a difference which is running at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre.

After successfully auditioning for the role of ‘Kid’, Robert – a Year 9 student at The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College – attended rehearsals three times a week in the build up to the curtain lifting on the show.

Robert, who studies GCSE Drama at the Newbold Road school, previously featured as an actor on BBC Children in Need, and had a part in the school’s production of Matilda earlier this year.

He said: “It has been an amazing experience to be involved in Cowbois. I have learnt so much and am really enjoying being on stage with so many great actors. Performing in front of such a large audience in Stratford has been amazing.”

Cowbois is billed as a joyous and funny western which upends gender stereotypes and teaches us to be true to ourselves.

Avon Valley headteacher Blake Francis said: “It’s amazing to hear about Robert’s success on stage at The Swan Theatre.

“He is a fantastic student and ambassador for the arts at Avon Valley, and we are all very proud of I him. I am sure he will have his name in lights again in the future.”

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