Graduates Laurence Ubong Williams (One Year Course), Shaofan Wilson (Three Year Course) and Philip McGinley (Foundation Course) are in Lucy Kirkwood's new play at the National Theatre. Laurence is pictured with Ria Zmitrowicz (photo credit: Brinkhoff-Moegenburg).
The Welkin is set in 1759 and follows a jury of 12 women who must decide if another woman should be hanged. The production is directed by James Macdonald and stars Maxine Peake.
Laurence's previous stage appearances include The Watsons (Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory); The Glass Piano (Coronet Print Room); The Vlogger in Stop and Search, Top Trumps (Theatre503); Cam in Jumpy (Theatr Clwyd); Leontes in The Winter's Tale (Orange Tree Theatre); title role in Othello (The North Wall); Williams in After the Dance, Leonardo in Blood Wedding, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Vershinin in Three Sisters (The Studios); Giles Burton in Swordy Well (Soho Theatre); Man in Monologue (King's Theatre Manchester). His television appearances include The Capture, Humans, Doctors, Back.
This is Shaofan's professional stage debut. She graduated in 2019.
Philip McGinley trained at Arts Ed following our Foundation Course. His theatre work includes productions for Cheek By Jowl, RSC, Royal Exchange Manchester and Liverpool Playhouse.