Highbury actors to compete on global stage

TOP PERFORMERS: Highbury College's production of Robin Hood (pictured here l-r Daniel Farmer, 25, as 'little John', Jacob Lane, 17, as Robin Hood, and Sebastian Cole, 18, as 'Will Scarlett') has been selected to form part of WorldSkills London 2011 showcase in October.
TOP PERFORMERS: Highbury College's production of Robin Hood (pictured here l-r Daniel Farmer, 25, as 'little John', Jacob Lane, 17, as Robin Hood, and Sebastian Cole, 18, as 'Will Scarlett') has been selected to form part of WorldSkills London 2011 showcase in October.
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TALENTED actors from Highbury College in Cosham will prove they are top class when they perform at the world’s greatest skills competition later this year.

The team of 37 actors and seven stage crew representing the Highbury Theatre Company were chosen from hundreds to showcase their original take on Robin Hood – who sings in rap – at the WorldSkills London 2011 show in October.

Jack Davenport, 22, a performing arts student, said: ‘We’re really excited to have been chosen to showcase Robin Hood.

‘It’s great to be part of something this big and gain recognition for all the hard work we’ve put in.

‘Our performance is going to wow the audience and I can’t wait for October.’

Stella Mbubaegbu, Highbury’s principal, added: ‘The last time a WorldSkills competition was held in the UK was over two decades ago.

‘This really is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for our students and we’re delighted they will be recognised before such a prestigious national and international audience.

‘To be a part of an event which recognises skills at the very highest level is truly inspirational.

‘I have every faith our students will rise to the occasion and help put on a spectacular show.’

Highbury will compete against 34 other entries to the performance stage category.

To register for free tickets visit worldskillslondon2011.com/visit.