Youngster has debut play performed at world famous Edinburgh Fringe

TALENT Jack Goulder
TALENT Jack Goulder
From left, Jacob Kennard, Gavin Moon, Ian Doyle and Sarah Talboys-Smith with Shanon Rees and Rodney Watson at the front
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A TEENAGER’S first play will be staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Talented Jack Goulder, 17, from Hambledon Road, Denmead, has written and will direct and perform Country Air, a ghost story, at the world-famous festival in August.

Jack, a pupil at Downside School, in Bath, said: ‘It’s been really stressful but a lot of fun, and I got a lot of support from friends and staff which really helps.

‘I love theatre lighting, which is what drew me into theatre. It’s not really my ambition to be a playwright but it has been loads of fun doing it.’

Country Air tells the story of a young couple who leave their hectic city life for some rural peace and quiet.

This is Jack’s first play and he believes that living in an atmospheric environment such as Downside School, with its Gothic character, was inspirational in itself. It is hoped that Downside School can become a regular contributor to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Country Air is due to be performed at the festival’s Paradise Green venues.