Chrits’s Hospital pupil gains place into the National Youth Theatre

Kwame Owusu during the school's recent production of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture submitted
Kwame Owusu during the school's recent production of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture submitted
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Huge congratulations are due to Christ’s Hospitals Year 10 pupil Kwame Owusu for gaining a place in the National Youth Theatre.

Regarded by industry professionals, drama schools, and universities as one of the most prestigious organisations in the country for the training of young actors to be accepted into National Youth Theatre is a huge achievement.

Kwame Owusu. Picture submitted

Kwame Owusu. Picture submitted

In Kwame’s case it is a particularly impressive one because this was his first attempt and this year 4000 auditioned for just 400 places.

The National Youth Theatre was established in 1956 as the first youth theatre in the world and over the past 56 years they have nurtured the talent of hundreds of young people including Matt Smith, Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Ben Kingsley, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Craig, Catherine Tate, Matt Lucas and David Walliams.

“Kwame can be very proud of his achievement,” said Christ’s Hospitals Director of Drama Melanie Bloor Black.

“It is a tremendous accolade to be accepted in to the National Youth Theatre aged just 15 and we are all delighted for him.”

Pictured here is Kwame during the school’s recent production of Fiddler on the Roof and in the Quad at Christ’s Hospital