Triumph at Taunton Arts Festival

Triumph at Taunton Arts Festival

Bruton School for Girls Year 8 pupil, Nyah Davies, has scooped two top drama awards at the annual Taunton Arts Festival competition.

Nyah, who lives locally in Castle Cary, was awarded first place in the Junior Category of the competition for her 10 minute recital based on the theme of 'Witches'.  She had a tense wait after the older girls performed but was thrilled to hear the announcement that she had been selected as the 2016 Taunton Theatre Performer of the Year.

Jeremy James Taylor OBE, Founder and Director of the National Youth Music Theatre, presented Nyah with the prestigious Robin Bush award.

Mr Alistair Kirby, teacher of Speech and Drama at Bruton School for Girls, said:  “From our own school productions, we know that Nyah is an incredible performer, but to receive the recognition in a competition of this ilk is a great reflection on her passion and dedication to the performing arts and we are so proud of her.  With such a high standard of performance from much older girls, her award is even more amazing.  We are sure she is destined for a career on the stage and this accolade is the perfect way to make sure her talent is in the spotlight”.

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