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The art of the possible

Mark Brearey, from Kingswood Preparatory School, sponsors of Bath Young Actor of the Year, was as inspired as the rest of the audience at the quality of the work on show. He referred to the actor, Henry Winkler, who had talked about the ‘art of the possible’ (in reference to his work on Dyslexia) and related this to the outstanding performances displayed during the evening.

What became possible last night was that six wonderfully talented young actors worked their way into the hearts of all present at the Mission Theatre in Bath.

Beatrice Watts, Julian Shirnia, Felicity Ingledew, Jennifer McGlynn, Freddie Downham and Yasmine Meaden, all with an array of awards for their acting, threw themselves completely into their art, covering everyone from Shakespeare to Plath and from Peter Pan to Kes.

They tackled subjects like growing up, deception and the horrors of war and wowed the adjudicators and audience alike with their maturity, characterisation and expressive delivery. Mayor of Bath Cllr. Cherry Beath leant her support to the evening and was enthralled to see these ‘great young people’ delivering such fantastic work.

The event itself was generously supported by Kingswood Preparatory School and hosted by the Mission Theatre. Felicity Ingledew was awarded the title Junior Bath Actor of the Year, and Senior Bath Actor of the Year went to Jenny McGlynn but all six talented young people made us believe that, anything was possible