6 February 2019
One of the College’s Drama and Theatre Studies students has landed a role in a stage version of one of the most popular musicals of modern times.
‘The Greatest Showman’ hit cinema screens in late 2017 to huge critical and box office acclaim, and now Luke Griffiths is set to start in a stage version in Liverpool’s renowned Epstein Theatre.
In what was his first ever audition, Luke beat huge competition from aspiring young actors to be part of a LHK Youth Theatre’s ‘The Greatest Show’, which will feature songs from the blockbuster film and other hit musicals.
A modest Luke said: “I had to sing in the audition and I don’t think I’m a very good singer, so it was really surprising that I got through, especially because it was my first audition. Acting is my main focus but we took part in a choreographed dance too.”
Luke, who joined the College from Bebington High, continued: “I did drama at GCSE and really enjoy it at A Level too. It feels like you can be more creative with the work in sixth form. I’ve enjoyed the work so far and I’m looking forward to being part of devising performances and working with other people in my class.”
Admitting to a few nerves about being part of the LHK project which comes to the stage in July, Luke explained: “I’m excited about the production, especially performing it at the Epstein Theatre which is pretty famous. I’ve wanted to be an actor for years now, and getting a role on Coronation Street is my ultimate goal!”
Head of Performing Arts and Luke’s Drama and Theatre Studies teacher, Sian Murray, said: “For Luke to earn a role in this show in just his first audition is an incredible achievement. He’s such a strong character and that obviously shone through to the people at LHK, as it does to everyone in lessons with him. He’s a credit to himself and to the College; everybody in the department is excited on his behalf and can’t wait to go to see him perform at the Epstein.”
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