Graduating actors compete for top prizes: Sam Wanamaker Festival

During the final year of RBC’s BA (Hons) Acting degree, all actors have the chance to represent the school in any of the industry competitions that run throughout the year.

Sam Wanamaker Festival

Students from the UK’s leading drama schools presented scenes by Shakespeare and his contemporaries at the Sam Wanamaker Festival, held at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre every April. The public performances, which offer a heady mix of tragic, historical, pastoral and comical scenes, culminate in one mighty festive finale jig. This year RBC was represented by Talitha Penny and Robert Wolfe, who were chosen after a series of internal auditions.

Tailitha Penny, Third Year BA (Hons) Acting 

"The Sam Wanamaker Festival is an amazing event with an incredible atmosphere, and Rob and I were so grateful for the opportunity to represent RBC. Two internal auditions take place within the Conservatoire, and the second round is a showcase in front of the school and a guest judge – who this year was Lynn Farleigh – and was such an enjoyable event.

Having got through the internal stages and been chosen to represent RBC at the Festival itself, Rob and I performed a duologue from 'A King and No King' by Beaumont and Fletcher, which is an intimate scene about forbidden love between an incestuous brother and sister. The weekend consisted of two days of workshops before the main event. We were lucky enough to work with and be taught by incredible tutors as part of the Globe's Education scheme. It was an amazing weekend, and one I will never forget!"

Photography by: Cesare De Giglio. 

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