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Nathan Receives Accolade for Honk! Performance

During Easter, Nathan played the main role of ‘Ugly’ in the Barn Youth Theatre’s production of ‘Honk!’.

Alongside the amazing opportunity to perform as the lead role in the production of Honk!, 14-year-old Nathan was also awarded the Carling Award which is awarded by the founders of the theatre, Ian and Chrissie Carling. Nathan, who is in Year 10 at Rendcomb College, received the Award because he had managed to overcome considerable anxiety to deliver a very believable performance as the lead role in all six consecutive performances. The award was presented to Nathan by Iwan Lewis, the Artistic Director at the Barn Theatre.

Speaking about his award, Nathan said: “Honk! was an incredible experience because of the exposure I received to industry professionals and how they helped me throughout. The award I received was The Carling Award. Ian and Chrissie Carling are the driving force behind The Barn Theatre and it was an honour and a privilege to receive the award! Needless to say, I was very excited. I want to say a big thank you to everyone at The Barn Theatre for making Honk! an amazing show and an experience I will never forget.”

The Barn Theatre, based in Cirencester, was recently awarded ‘Fringe Theatre of the Year’ by The Stage. The Theatre offers professional tuition to young people aged 4-18. Their aim is to create a fun and energetic environment for their students, giving them the chance to form life-long friends and become well-rounded individuals. They offer three terms of tuition that culminates in a full-scale performance to the highest standard with a live orchestra, full set, props and costumes.