Felsted School student, Shirley Nannono Senabulya, has had a play shortlisted in the National Theatre’s prestigious ‘New Views’ competition.
Shirley’s play ‘Bag of Bones’ was selected as one of the top ten nationally to be performed as a rehearsed reading at The National Theatre in London, directed by the Theatre Staff Director and performed by actors from the National Theatre Company. Shirley will be able to join the actors and director in the rehearsal room, before viewing the rehearsed reading with her friends and family on 6th July.
‘Bag of Bones’ has already been performed as a rehearsed reading at Felsted School’s own Hunt Theatre, with Felsted students making up the cast, crew and audience to help Shirley refine her piece ready for its London debut.
Shirley’s play was highly praised by the panel of judges, who described it as “a brilliant concept” where “every character has a real journey”.
Speaking about her success, Shirley comments: “I am so overwhelmed, I wasn’t expecting to get this far and it is such an honour to receive recognition for my work.”