The Spotlight Showcase is a great example of our passion for young acting talent. Each of the actors has been nominated by their school as the one of the best in their year’s graduating class.

This year’s nominees were directed by Dr Paulette Randall, MBE, who has worked extensively in theatre, film and television. Associate to Danny Boyle on the Olympics 2012 Ceremony; Paulette has directed at the Royal Court, at many of England’s leading theatres, was formerly Artistic Director of Talawa and is renowned for her direction of August Wilson’s seminal cycle of 10 plays The Ground on Which I Stand covering African-American history. Paulette was the first female black director to bring a drama to the West End, which was Fences, in 2013. She has directed extensively in television, most recently Holby City, Death in Paradise and Tin Star. Paulette will also soon be directing Hollyoaks and the RADA 3rd Year Graduate film Project.

Click below to find out more about our 2021 nominees and watch their performances.

Adam Isla O’Brien

Adam Woolley
Alistair Nwachukwu
Amber Lin
Charlotte Deverell
Curtis Kemlo
Dan Wolff
Darragh Hand
Elan Butler

Honi Cooke
Joséphine Callies
Khrystalle Moriah
Kudzai Mangombe
Lionelle Nsarhaza
Loré Adewusi
Lucy Carter
Mollie Monkton
Raj Khera
Sam Peace
Sha Dessi