CC Insight Webinar: The Show Must Go On
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The impact of Covid-19 on performing arts cannot be underestimated. Like the pandemic itself, the impact has been global and has affected every aspect from creation and production to audience experience and engagement. 2020 has also shone a spotlight on how important the arts are for society as a whole.
Our fabulous Caterham Connected panel of Old Caterhamians and friends of the school from within the world performing arts share their experience, their concerns and, importantly, their optimism for the future.
Chair: Dominic Holland – comedian, author and broadcaster, Dominic won the 1993 Perrier Best Newcomer Award in Edinburgh. His BBC Radio 4 series, The Small World of Dominic Holland won a Comic Heritage Award. Dominic has written five novels.
Chuk Iwuji, Old Caterhamian – Chuk plays the role of Charles Edgefield in Tom Hanks’ new film News of the World, due to be released on Christmas Day 2020. Chuk also stars as Alexander Hale in the hugely successful BBC family law drama The Split, the second series of which aired in summer 2020. Following A Levels at Caterham School, Chuk gained a degree in economics from Yale University before beginning his career in the arts. Chuk gained the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Henry VI, Prince Tydeus in the Royal National Theatre’s Welcome to Thebes, and Løvborg in Ivo van Hove’s Hedda Gabler, at the National Theatre.
Read Chuk’s interview in Caterham Connected’s Omnia magazine here
Sarah Gabriel, Old Caterhamian – After completing a scholarship at Caterham School, Sarah has enjoyed a highly successful career in both music and acting. Described by Le Monde as ‘As fine an actor as she is a singer’ and praised in The Guardian for her ‘springwater vocals’, soprano Sarah Gabriel made her USA debut as Lucy Lockit (Britten The Beggar’s Opera) conducted by Lorin Maazel, and her European debut as Eliza Doolittle in Robert Carsen’s triumphant production of My Fair Lady at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, opposite Alex Jennings, Nicholas le Prevost and Margaret Tyzack.
Sarah has given solo recitals of music spanning 300 years at Wigmore Hall, Glyndebourne, Dartington and Cheltenham International Festivals and has broadcast for BBC1, BBC2, BBC Radio 3, 4 and 6, NPR (USA), RTÉ, France Musique, and Radio France.
Harrison Osterfield Old Caterhamian – is an English actor and his first credited role was in George Clooney’s show Catch-22 (2019), where he plays Snowden. Osterfield’s next role will be one of the leads in the upcoming Netflix Original Series, The Irregulars, where he plays Leopold, which is due to be released in 2021. He attended Caterham School where he signed up for the drama club and starred in school plays. This would inspire him to pursue acting, leading him to graduate to the BRIT School. Osterfield was accepted into the foundation course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Read Harrison’s interview in Caterham Connected’ s Omnia magazine here
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