“Cursed Child”‘s Sam Clemmett Works with Young Actors in Norfolk
About to finish his run as Albus Severus Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child next month, actor Sam Clemmett recently returned to his home county of Norfolk to work with young actors there! As the Eastern Daily Press writes, Sam is the patron of MoCo Theatre Company, a newly established theater company created by his former drama teacher at the Norwich Theatre Royal, Michelle “Miche” Montague.
The company is about to put on its first production, A Clockwork Orange, and Sam stopped by to work with the actors in the play. He commented on the nature of the production, which includes some mature themes:
I cannot wait to see how this [show] is going to develop. It’s a brilliant play, very bold and very daring.
Sam explained how, before its first preview, Cursed Child was a risk, too:
There was so much suspense and tension riding on this first show: no-one knew what the story was, the play wasn’t out there, and then the play began, and it was like a rock concert. The audience were with us every single step of the way and hung on our every single word.
He also expressed his gratitude for what Montague has done for him:
I owe Miche so, so much. She allowed me space to feel very safe and to fail and be creative and to be bold and dangerous, and that’s what a lot of people don’t get.
Miche’s passion for the arts was inspiring for me, and I wanted [to get involved in MoCo] to give something back and be part of the arts in Norwich.
Likewise, Montague “explained that she had decided to set up MoCo because she felt more support was needed in Norwich for aspiring actors after they turn 18”:
It is for them. I am passionate that all these young people, who have all those ambitions that Sam had, have somewhere to help them flourish.
MoCo Theatre Company‘s production of A Clockwork Orange will be performed at the Shoe Factory Social Club in Norwich from May 11 to 15. Tickets are £10 (£8 for students).
Are you grateful for a teacher who has inspired you? Do you live in Norwich? Are you hoping to see MoCo’s production? Let us know in the comments below!