Two young Ellesmere College performers are set to take to the stage for the first time after nurturing
their singing and acting skills throughout lockdown.
Noah Fisher - Year 10 - and Jacob Cooksley - Year 13 - will be performing at Theatre Severn in
Shrewsbury this Easter holiday, and both are very excited about the opportunity!
The pair, both students at Ellesmere College, were looking to get on stage after nurturing
their talents at school throughout GCSE and A Level options
and additional LAMDA lessons provided at the school.
In the forthcoming performance of Joseph and The Amazing
Technicolour Dreamcoat by production company Get Your Wigle On, Noah will play a butler and one of Joseph's brothers, while Jacob will play Joseph's brother Simion,
singing a solo.
Noah, below left, said: "I
have been interested in acting and singing for a while but lockdown helped me
make more musical friends and grow my confidence by posting on social media and
performing for my family. I got involved with the Theatre
Severn production because my singing teacher recommended I join musical
theatre to help boost my
confidence and she wasn't wrong. I am really excited about performing in Theatre Severn as I haven't been there before and
it is a very large space."
Jacob, above right, said: "My interest in acting
began around the time of GCSE options when we were asked to pick our subjects. I found
then that I quite enjoyed the subject and so I decided to take it and from
there the fun only grew. The thing
I'm most excited for about this production is that this will be my first ever
major public performance. I've
performed to the general public before, but this will be the first time in an
established theatre to a large audience and professional cast, so I'm very much
looking forward to opening night. For a long
time now, acting and singing have been a major part of my life and I fully plan
to pursue these passions in my future careers and education. Ellesmere College
has been supporting me since day one. When I found out that I could audition for
Joseph, I immediately knew I would want to practice in the theatre space in the
Arts Centre at school and I was given the space
with all the support I needed!"
will be performed at Theatre Severn over the Easter weekend between April 14 and 16 2022.
For more information about Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat production visit: Get Your Wigle On
information about music and drama provision at Ellesmere College visit: The Arts at Ellesmere College
13th April 2022 Back to News