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Bushey schoolgirl beats thousands to land place at theatre school 

 Published on: 17th June 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Bushey schoolgirl has successfully gained a place in the National Youth Theatre, beating thousands who auditioned for the hundreds of spots. 

Gabriella Agha, Year 9 pupil at St Margaret’s School, succeeded in the highly competitive audition process which saw over 6,000 14 to 25 year olds enter coming from all over the UK. 

With only 500 places available for the summer acting course shows the level of quality Gabriella has at acting. 

Gabriella, who was one of the youngest at her audition day in London, performed a prepared audition piece of Puck from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Stuart Borrill, head of drama at St Margaret’s said it was an outstanding achievement and he expected Gabriella to get a spot on the course.

Talking to the school’s website, he said: “This is tremendous news and an outstanding achievement. Whilst I am delighted for Gabriella, I am not surprised. She has developed in leaps and bounds this year and as her performance in the school production proved, she was performing at a level well in advance of her years. Gabriella is a real credit to both the department and the school.” 

Gabriella will now have to wait until the summer for her NYT acting course to commence, and once completed she can be put forward to perform in their shows. Congratulations Gabriella!

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