Acting students gain experience during War Horse press launch

Level 3 Acting students had a fantastic opportunity to work closely with the Marlowe Theatre at their First World War event in Dover. 

The Port of Dover has announced its sponsorship of the National Theatre's celebrated First World War play, War Horse, running at The Marlowe Theatre until October 14th. The launch event, held at the historic Old Marine Station, included a personal message from the author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, appearances from the incredible stars of the show, and an auction of lots donated by local businesses, proceeds of which went to The Marlowe’s Creative Opportunities Fund. College drama students dressed in authentic WW1 uniforms and joined the cast singing songs from the show.

Level 3 Acting student, Mary, said “This is our first performance as a class. It has been a great experience here today, the atmosphere is amazing and everyone is enjoying themselves. It’s been great to work in a professional environment.”

Level 3 Acting student, Josh, said “I feel honoured to have been chosen to wear this authentic WW1 uniform, and to be at the front line of the production feels amazing. I even feel slightly overwhelmed. It’s been a fantastic day and I have really enjoyed working alongside my peers.”

Sarah Davis, Drama Lecturer said “The Marlowe project has been a really positive experience for my Year 1 Acting students. They have been able to participate in a professional performance in the first few weeks of their course, collaborating with an established venue and large scale production in a unique way. I am involved in the project as a Creative Practitioner, facilitating two local groups and directing productions, so it’s great to be able to get my Canterbury College students involved too.” 

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