Derry girl to appear at The Globe

Derry student Caoimhe Farren who will perform at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre next month.

Derry student Caoimhe Farren who will perform at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre next month.

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A budding young Derry actress has been chosen to perform at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London next month.

Caoimhe Farren will tread the famous boards as part of Globe Education’s prestigious annual Sam Wanamaker Festival on Sunday, April 7.

Caoimhe, a third year student at Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA), will join 41 other actors from the country’s top drama schools in a weekend festival that will culminate in a performance on the Globe stage.

The performance will end with all the students on stage for one of the mightiest jigs in theatre history.

Caoimhe says she is “over the moon” and “so excited” to be taking part in the event.

Caoimhe and fellow student Lewis Morris will represent their drama school with a scene from “The Shoemaker’s Holiday” by Thomas Dekker.

The performance is the culmination of a weekend of challenging and exploratory workshops and masterclasses for all the students to celebrate their craft together.

The festival is seen as an incredible opportunity for these young actors.

Several from previous years have jigged their way straight into the Globe theatre company and begun their professional careers on the Globe stage.

They include David Oakes, who performed alongside Gemma Arterton in the 2009 production of “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and went on to star in the 2011 SKY TV series “The Borgias”; Ella Smith from “Bedlam” in 2010; and Chris Starkey and Nathan Medina who appeared in the 2012 production of “Henry V”.