Noma Dumezweni Wins Best Actress Award at 2017 Mousetrap Awards
Hot on the heels of her Olivier Award last month (and her awesome acceptance speech!), Noma Dumezweni has received the Best Actress award at the 2017 Mousetrap Awards for her performance as Hermione in the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
The awards, which are voted for by a panel of young theatergoers between the ages of 15 and 23, are run by the theater education charity Mousetrap Theatre Projects. Collecting the Best Actress award, Dumezweni had some inspirational words:
I’m very honoured; such lovely company as well. I remember being young is a scary, wonderful feeling. Keep going and enjoy yourselves. Stop worrying what other people think.
The actress was also on hand last week to present Bristol Old Vic Theater School student Georgia Frost with the prestigious Alan Bates Award at the Actors Centre in London:
I think it’s such a privilege to witness people starting out, with an amazing group of judges who are great at their work.
My little thing about the Actors Centre is that I used to work here in the cafe years and years ago; because I didn’t go to drama school, I thought, ‘Where can I be the closest to actors? I’ll work here and I will try and go to classes.’
Dumezweni will soon be making her final onstage appearance as Hermione, with the brand new cast scheduled to make its debut in the production on May 24. Have you been able to see her as Hermione? Are you looking forward to seeing what’s next for the actress?