Theatre success for BMS students

Bedford Modern School (BMS) students Thomas Mullan, Bertie Ensor-Clinch (Year 13) and Charlie Barnett (Year 12) have returned to school following a summer performing at leading performance arts organisations.

Thomas and Bertie who are actively involved in Performing Arts at BMS were both picked from more than 1,000 hopefuls to join the world-leading youth arts organisation National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT) following auditions in February.

Thomas, who played the lead male role of ‘Seymour’ in last year’s BMS production of Little Shop of Horrors said: “My time at NYMT was amazing; I worked with the most fantastic cast playing the part of Louis in the musical, Sunday in the Park with George.”

Bertie who played ‘Jesus’ in this year’s BMS rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, said: “I had an absolutely incredible time performing with NYMT and was lucky enough to be given the role of Dustin in the production of Billy the Kid. It was fantastic to be part of such a unique opportunity.”

16 year old Charlie performed with the National Youth Theatre (NYT) in Zigger Zagger. Whilst OBM Will Tillett, who recently completed his studies at BMS, embarked on a three week acting course with the company.

Laura Coltman, Director of Performance Arts at Bedford Modern School added: “The Performance Arts Faculty at BMS are very proud of the achievement of these students and are pleased to see continued success of their students when auditioning for such prestigious companies.”