‘I am Hamlet’
Sixth form drama pupil Tom J Page produced and performed alongside professional actor Philip Mandelli Poole in the comedy thriller ‘I Am Hamlet’ by Richard James, directed by The College’s Theatre Practitioner, Gavin Robertson. This project is part of Tom’s portfolio of work which will count towards his Gold Arts Award. The play was enthusiastically received over three performances drawing particular praise for Tom’s rendition of Simon Prentice, a young actor dreaming of playing Hamlet. His poised and intelligent reading of not just the role but of the Shakespearean sections he was called upon to deliver was much admired by all who saw the show. Surely Tom, who has already worked professionally and applies to drama school this year, is an actor with a very bright future.