Trinity Saint David’s Luke McCall plays Macbeth in London this Autumn
Congratulations to Luke McCall, a student at the Welsh medium School of Performing Arts at Trinity Saint David who takes up the lead role in Youth Music Theatre UK’s newest production, Macbeth this Autumn.
Luke, from Bala and a second year student at the University will play Macbeth in this new piece of music theatre, based on the well known play. Written by Garth McConaghie and Stuart Harvey, the work will focus on the increasingly intriguing relationship between technology and the supernatural and explore the interaction between Shakespeare's text, the theme of mental health, psychoacoustics, and emotionally engaging song.
Paul Griffiths, Operations Manager for Youth Music Theatre says:
“This is Luke’s second year with us and was initially invited for an audition following his success at the Urdd Eisteddfod. Luke played one of the main characters in The Beggar's Opera production last year and left a big impression on the audience. I asked him to come back again, and so he returns this year to play the lead role in Macbeth.”
Iestyn Llwyd from the Welsh medium School of Performing Arts:
“In an age where our broadcast media are seemingly drowning under the unstoppable swell of X-Factor-type programming, culture and related instant fame craving mind sets, it is heartening that several students (possessing truly astounding raw talent) still see the value of investing their time, money and effort in following 3-year undergraduate Programmes of Study within the spheres of the creative and performing industries.
“Despite being a young man with the prospect of a potentially glittering career, Luke is also wise and cautious enough to see the merits of developing a broad range of creative and digital skills whilst further honing and polishing his craft as a performer. Thus he is awarding himself the opportunity to develop and mature vocally before inevitably facing the challenges of the professional industry.
“His talents were made clearly apparent to us in his first year of study here; it came as no surprise therefore to our staff when they heard that he had once again this year been offered one of the main roles in Youth Music Theatre UK’s production.
“We are extremely proud of his continuing achievements, wish him well during the production period, and look forward to his return to Carmarthen to rejoin his fellow 2nd year Welsh-medium students within the School of Performing Arts”, concluded Mr Llwyd.
Youth Music Theatre UK (YMT) is the UK’s biggest and most active music theatre company for young people.
Macbeth is on at the Drill Hall in London on 28 and 29 October.
Note to Editor
- The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is working with Swansea Metropolitan University, Coleg Sir Gâr, Pembrokeshire College and Coleg Ceredigion to create a dual sector university. This means that the institutions will work as a group to provide progression routes and choices for students as well as programmes of study that respond to the needs of employers in the region.
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