Youngster takes title role in new play

STAR Hayden Taylor with Tim Suffolk who plays his dad
STAR Hayden Taylor with Tim Suffolk who plays his dad

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A TALENTED student is giving up his Easter holidays to play the title role in a Terence Rattigan play.

Hayden Taylor, who attends Admiral Lord Nelson School in Copnor, hopes many people will buy tickets to see him on stage for The Winslow Boy presented by One Off Productions at the Spring Arts and Heritage Centre this week.

The 14-year-old, who is chairman of the Council of Portsmouth Schools, said: ‘I’m playing the title role Ronnie Winslow – it’s a challenging role to get right. Lots of actors have put their stamp on the character – now it’s time for me to make mine!

‘I’ve been very busy rehearsing and dedicated to this ex-curriculum play, and I’m looking forward to getting out there and performing my best!’

He added: ‘I’d love to see as many people as possible coming along to see first-hand what local talent can do and how we have brought this clever and emotionally moving play back into the limelight.’

The Winslow Boy is a powerful play about a father’s fight for justice after his son, cadet Ronald is accused of stealing and expelled from the Royal Naval College. To buy £10 (£8 conc) tickets for play at 7.30pm from tonight until Saturday at the Spring Arts Centre in East Street, Havant, call the box office on (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk.