Students Chosen for National Theatre Festival Campaign

Talented leaver students from City of Westminster College have been chosen to front the National Theatre’s Connections Festival.

The students, who impressed the theatre with their performance of Wind/Rush Generation(s) by Mojisola Adebayo at last year’s festival will have their photos displayed as part of an awareness-raising campaign about the project.

Their likenesses will appear on the National Theatre’s social media channels and will be used to promote the festival in theatres around the United Kingdom.

Their play looked at Britain’s colonial history using clever and insightful dialogue set against a backdrop of a student common room.

The play was well-received and attracted praise from the audience and online viewers alike.

Each year, the National Theatre hosts the festival, which commissions ten new plays for young people to perform and seeks to encourage future theatre-makers.

City of Westminster College students, Callum, Ace, Michela, Pyerre, and Leah, took part in a photoshoot conducted by photographer Simon Sorted that produced some striking images for use in the campaign. 

As leavers from City of Westminster College, they were able to draw upon the skills, experience, and talents they have nurtured throughout their studies to bring the story to life.

City of Westminster College, and the entire United Colleges Group, sends it sincerest congratulations to all the students involved and wishes them well in their future careers.

Stephen Davis, Group Principal of the United Colleges Group, said:

“I am incredibly proud of our leaver students who have been selected to front this important campaign.

“Their performances in Wind/Rush Generation(s) were powerful, thought-provoking, and inspiration and so they very much deserve this accolade.

“I look forward to seeing this campaign take shape and to seeing our former students being front and centre in it.”