Creative Arts student lands first professional role

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Creative Arts student lands first professional role


Performance Practice graduate, Christopher Mitchell, is set to star in For the Love of Oranges, a play inspired by historical events and Brexit.

Taking place at the Seven Arts Theatre in Chapel Allerton on 10 November, the performance will question our understanding of what it means to be British and what has and will be done to secure links with Europe.

This will be Christopher’s first major role in a play since pursuing his passion for acting. He joined Leeds City College seven years ago, achieving four Creative Arts qualifications, culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The talented student, said: “I was never academic at school but I enjoyed reading out loud. My teacher recommended performance and I haven’t looked back since.

“I realised I wanted to become an actor and was inspired by Jim Carrey films. I would mimic facial expressions and mould myself into different characters.

“As I studied at Leeds City College, my confidence started to grow and the opportunities provided boosted it further and allowed me to hone my skills. I was involved in workshops at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, was part of a live performance for the Corn Exchange and played a key part in a podcast radio play.

“I’ve had the opportunity at college to experience different styles of acting and in depth stage skills. I’ve enjoyed devising pieces and embracing different character techniques, whilst being supported and encouraged by tutors throughout my journey.

“Once I auditioned and successfully got the part for this play, it proved to me that hard work really does reap rewards. I’ve had fun with rehearsals and performing for students at the Park Lane Campus theatre. The challenge is now to replicate that for a public audience!”

For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.2bacting.com/