The Flying Foulser's
My good friend John Seton who has had MS for the last 10 years will be
part of a group of 25 raising money for the MS Therapy Centre in Norwich and
the Norwich District MS Society.
Norfolk student selected for place in National Youth Theatre
Emma Wright, a music student at the University of York and former Head Chorister at Gresham’s School, has been selected for a place in the world-leading youth arts organisation the National Youth Theatre (NYT). The NYT is the leading platform for showcasing young acting talent which has nurtured such British actors as Ben Kingsley, Orlando Bloom and Dame Helen Mirren.
Emma said of her achievement, “The audition for the NYT was split in to three parts, movement and physical theatre, devising and improvisation, and an individual monologue. About fifty people auditioned the same day; it was quite intense but a lot of fun and it was great to meet so many like-minded people. I cannot begin to explain how grateful I am to have been given this opportunity; it’s such an honour.”
Emma is also a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. After successfully gaining a place in the Training Choir when she was 16, a year later she was promoted to the Main Choir. Whilst at Gresham’s, Emma took the lead role of Kim in the school production of Miss Saigon. The following year she gained a Level 4 Diploma in Musical Theatre Performance, played Julie in the school's production of Carousel and Eponine in Sheringham Little Theatre's production of Les Miserables, all whilst studying for her A Levels in English Literature, Music and Theatre Studies.
Next month, she will be playing the role of Natalie in Next to Normal as part of the University Musical Society's Summer Showcase, and Third Boy in the Opera Society's production of The Magic Flute in The Grand Opera House, York.
After completing her undergraduate degree, Emma hopes to move to London and continue her training in musical theatre or acting.