Ellie Sharpe (Year 8) has successfully auditioned for the role of one of the 12 child disciples in the National Youth Music Theatre’s 2013 production of ‘Whistle Down The Wind’ . The NYMT has been described by Andrew Lloyd Webber as ‘the best youth music theatre in the world’ Previous students of the NYMT include Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Sheridan Smith and Matt Lucas.
Ellie auditioned in competition with students from all over the UK. Her achievement is all the greater as the age for qualifying for the NYMT is from 11-23.
‘Whistle DownThe Wind’ is being performed between July 22nd and 28th at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.
Simon Donaldson, Head of Drama at Winston Churchill School said, “We are all incredibly proud of Ellie for this wonderful achievement. She is a remarkable young actress with great charisma and flair. Her performance as ‘Annie’ in our recent School production was both breath taking and commanding for someone so young and I am sure she will prove to be a huge success at the NYMT.”