The stage is set
A Westminster City School pupil has been shortlisted for a theatre award for his performance at the National Theatre.
Current Year 7 pupil, Quincy, has been nominated for a Mousetrap Award, in the category Big Little Stars. This recognises his work in the role of Young Michael, for The National Theatre’s critically acclaimed Small Island. Based on the late Andrea Levy’s book, looking at first-generation Jamaican immigrants in post-war Britain, the National Theatre’s production was a huge hit last year.
The Mouse Trap Awards are the UK’s only theatre awards voted for by young people, aged 15 to 29. You can vote online at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MousetrapAwards2020.
Talking about his nomination, Quincy’s mother said: “We, as a family, are so proud of Quincy’s achievement, and we continue to guide and support him to the best of our abilities.”
Quincy has performed in a number of fantastic theatre productions, including playing Young Simba in The Lion King, Young Lola in Kinky Boots and Bruce Bogtrotter in Matilda. Just a few months ago, he returned from South Africa, where he had been shooting a challenging role in a short film about slavery. Watch this space for more news and the release date!
While on location in South Africa, Quincy kept in touch with staff at Westminster City School so that he could continue with his academic studies. His mother added: “Quincy has so much support, encouragement and understanding from everyone at Westminster City School, and he would not be able to continue to fulfil his passion and enthusiasm for acting without it. My family and I are truly grateful. We know Westminster City School is prepared to walk alongside Quincy, giving continued assistance and encouragement as he progresses through his acting journey.”
Based in the heart of the West End, the Mouse Trap Theatre Projects is a theatre education charity dedicated to enriching the lives of young people. They run a wide range of creative learning projects and programmes that are subsidised to enable the theatre scene to be accessible to all young people. This year will see the ninth annual Mousetrap Awards although, due to the current situation with the COVID-19 virus, the awards ceremony on 19 April has been postponed to a later date.
All at Westminster City School wish Quincy the best of luck. Break a leg, Quincy!