Droylsden actor appears at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Thursday 14th April 2016 12:31 Droylsden Entertainment News Posted by Adam Higgins

A budding actor from Droylsden was given the perfect birthday gift when he performed at the world famous Globe Theatre in the heart of the West End. 

Former St Damian’s RC College pupil Alex Noblett, who turned 21 on April 2, was taking part in the Sam Wanamaker Festival at Shakespeare’s Globe.

The event is seen as the UK’s biggest celebration of young acting talent.

Just 38 students were invited for a weekend of training by Globe Education professionals, before they presented scenes by Shakespeare and his contemporaries to a packed house of enthusiasts, students and artist agents.

It was an event that left Alex completely overwhelmed.

“It’s hard to put it into words, but it was overwhelming, amazing, surreal, awesome. They might do the feeling justice. I still haven’t got over the adrenaline rush of the day,” he added.

Sam Wanamaker Festival at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Sam Wanamaker Festival at the Shakespeare’s Globe, London (Picture by Alex Noblett)

Alex studies at ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) in London and has been interested in performing arts from a very young age.

“I’ve always had a passion for acting as far back as I can remember, but I began to seriously consider it as a career when I did drama in college,” he said.

“With that spark of interest I found my way into a great drama school (ALRA) and have been hooked ever since.

“The thought of doing the same thing day in day out was my inspiration.

“With acting, the possibilities of what I might be doing, where I might be, and who I might be on any given day, are endless,” he added.

The festival has been a launch pad for several famous actors including Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated Andrew Garfield, who played Peter Parker/Spider-man in The Amazing Spider-man and Michelle Dockery, best known as Lady Mary Crawley from Downton Abbey.

By Matt Hewitt