Norwich actress set to tread the boards in festival at Shakespeare’s Globe

Norwich actress Joy Cruickshank is taking part in the 2016 Sam Wanamaker Festival at Shakespeare's G

Norwich actress Joy Cruickshank is taking part in the 2016 Sam Wanamaker Festival at Shakespeare's Globe. Pictured is the 2015 festival. Photo: supplied. - Credit: submitted

A Norwich actress is to tread the boards at Shakespeare's Globe in London on Sunday during the Sam Wanamaker Festival.

Norwich actress Joy Cruickshank is taking part in the 2016 Sam Wanamaker Festival at Shakespeare's G

Norwich actress Joy Cruickshank is taking part in the 2016 Sam Wanamaker Festival at Shakespeare's Globe. Photo: supplied. - Credit: submitted

Joy Cruickshank, who grew up in Norwich and went to Hillside Avenue Primary School and Thorpe St Andrew School, is one of 38 drama students taking part in the festival which celebrates young acting talent.

Miss Cruickshank, 23, who is in the final year of the BA Acting course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, said: 'I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to perform on the Globe stage. When I first heard about the Sam Wanamaker festival as a child, I wanted to be a part of it. I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to be part of the festival and perform on the hallowed grounds of the Globe where Shakespeare once performed.

'I hope I get to perform at the Globe again professionally as Shakespeare is one of my biggest passions as an actress.'

The Sam Wanamaker Festival sees students present scenes by Shakespeare and his contemporaries on the Globe stage to Shakespeare enthusiasts, students and artist agents. Miss Cruickshank will be appearing in an excerpt of the Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth. The grand finale of the festival sees the students join together in a jig, a Globe tradition.

Famous faces who took part in the festival when they were students include Michelle Dockery, who played Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey, and Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated Andrew Garfield whose films include The Amazing Spiderman, Never Let Me Go and The Social Network.

For more, visit www.shakespearesglobe.com

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