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SHOW TIME: Radlett actor makes National Theatre debut

 Published on: 20th April 2022   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

An actor from Radlett is making his mark on the stage, currently starring in Shakespeare’s Hamlet in The National Theatre.

Kiren Kebaili-Dwyer, 24, graduated last year and has landed a role in the 2022 stage production of Hamlet, with the world famous National Theatre.

Kiren spoke to RadlettNews about his acting experiences: “Acting really started as a hobby whilst at primary school. I went to Fair Field and would always be in the Christmas productions and went to an after school theatre club at Newberries. I was mainly interested in playing Rugby as a career but eventually started to shift more of my focus to becoming a performer.”

The Hamlet cast is currently touring theatres and schools up and down the country and outside of the show, Kiren helps out with drama classes at Queens School in Bushey, his former secondary school as well as other outreach and mentorship programmes.

Speaking of his National Theatre debut, Kiren said: “I  think the best way to sum it up in one word is “surreal”. I graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama last June and it’s completely surpassed anything I’d have expected from my first year. It feels a huge privilege to be working with such an amazing team, from the whole cast to the creative team, they’re all incredibly talented and have come together to create a show we’re very proud of.”

Kirens advice for any aspiring actors is: “Be yourself and give yourself. Find your voice and the stories that you want to tell whilst being open and listening to the stories around you. There’s only one you, so work on being the best self you can be, inside and outside of acting, rather than comparing with those beside you which is an easy thing to do in this industry. Find what you enjoy doing and throw yourself into it, follow the paths that present themselves and trust that the doors that close have done so for a reason!”

Photo credit Ellie Kurttz 

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