Last week, RWCMD was shortlisted by The Stage for its School of the Year Award, with the judges highlighting the College’s ‘consistently strong impact on the industry’. We’ve put together a quick round-up of some of the best reviews for our graduates on stage in 2016 just to prove the point!
Sophie Melville was included in the Best Actress shortlist for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her ‘blistering‘ performance in Gary Owen’s one-woman play Iphigenia in Splott, which transferred to the National Theatre in January.
Iphigenia in Splott review – brawling call for revolution https://t.co/Stw9QUirGO
— lyngardner (@lyngardner) January 31, 2016
Anthony Boyle, who graduated earlier this year, ‘stole the show‘ as Scorpius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. He was shortlisted for The Evening Standard‘s Most Promising Newcomer award and named by Screen International as one of 2016’s Stars of Tomorrow.
— Standard Going Out (@ESgoingout) July 30, 2016
Katy Owen was a ‘marvellous, audience-baiting‘ Puck in Emma Rice’s ‘magnificently eccentric‘ Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Globe, with Anjana Vasan, an ‘especially funky‘ Hermia in the same production.
— Shakespeare Magazine (@UKShakespeare) September 13, 2016
Arthur Hughes transferred to the National Theatre in Jack Thorne’s ‘unflinching‘ two-hander, The Solid Life of Sugar Water.
— EveningStandard Arts (@thestandardarts) March 1, 2016
Catrin Stewart was ‘captivating‘ in Theatr Clwyd’s new production of Tenessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Theatr Clwyd, Mold, review: 'the Cat's the star' https://t.co/qq0HUh9fvl
— Telegraph Theatre (@TeleTheatre) February 11, 2016
Clare Dunne reprised the role of Prince Hal for Phyllida Lloyd’s ‘phenomenal‘ Shakespeare Trilogy.
“Clare Dunne brings a fiery toughness to the rebellious Prince Hal.” Evening Standard
Dyfan Dwyfor appeared in Michael Boyd’s ‘odd and oddly compelling‘ production of Catherine-Anne Toupin’s Right Now at Bath’s Ustinov Theatre.
“The acting is a joy, every performance a winner.” The Guardian
“The showdown between Clare Foster’s Cecily and Amy Morgan’s Gwendolen is alone worth a wait in the returns queue.” The Telegraph
Jacob Ifan embarked on a national tour in a ‘welcome revival‘ of Mike Poulton’s 2014 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.
“Jacob Ifan steps into the shoes of doomed French aristocrat Charles Darnay with smooth aplomb” WhatsOnStage *****
What a list! Big shout out to all of our graduates who have been flying the flag for RWCMD this year. And our very best wishes for 2017. Keep all your news coming our way.