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Advice from Actors

We asked for advice from of our favourite actors about what they do before they go onstage. We thought it might help on your festival day. Do professional actors still get nervous? You bet they do......

Natalie Dew
Natalie playied the lead role "Jess" in Bend it like Beckham in the West End. She's played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet for the National Theatre, as well as Ophelia in Hamlet and Olivia in Twelfth Night for other theatres
Jamie Parker
Jamie has done three seasons at The Globe Theatre, he played Prince Hal in Henry IV parts 1 and 2. He is also played Harry Potter on stage in the West End!
Hugh Bonneville

Hugh is one of our Patrons, he's done lots and lots of Shakespeare- Hugh comes to see the festivals every year and is always really impressed!. Have a look at our Patrons page to see which Shakesperian roles he's played.


Billie Piper

Billie is our Patron as well. When she was younger she was a pop star and has gone on to be an amazing actress. She's performed at the National Theatre and has done loads of film and TV. Have a look on the patrons page to see what else she's done.

Adrian Lester

Adrian is another of our amazing patrons, he has played Henry V and Othello at the National Theatre. He's done loads of TV and Film and he's a massive fan of arts in education.

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