Next ‘stage’ in career

Monday 31 July 2017

As Bedford College students part company after completing a two-year BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts they are preparing for the next “stage” of their lives.


For some it is Higher Education, for others paid employment and for Harry Sutherland it is his first role as a full-time professional actor.

He is joining a 12 month tour of the UK with an adaptation of book Awful Auntie book by TV star David Walliams.

It’s a great opportunity and a challenge for Harry of Toddington because he will be understudy for two parts AND as a puppeteer for an Owl.

“I know nothing about puppetry so it will be a whole new skill to learn,” said Harry who started his acting training at the well known Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.

Harry will be 19 in September and will be part of a tour in 25 venues with up to two shows a day in some settings. 

His training at Tring and Bedford has seen Harry tread the boards in a range of productions. He was the Wizard of Oz in a recent college production. Of course appearing in a Shakespeare production at The Globe in London is the dream job. But in the meantime Harry is happy to be learning his craft as part of a professional team.

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