Former Stewards Academy student set to make debut at Edinburgh Festival

Education: Secondary / Wed 31st Jul 2019 at 08:39am

A YOUNG Harlow performer is set to make his debut at the world’s largest arts festival.

Former Stewards Academy student Olumide Kayode is appearing in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at the Edinburgh Festival.

Elegies is a song cycle inspired by the AIDS Memorial Quilt. It is a series of songs and different monologues, telling the story of 30 individuals who lost their lives to AIDS .

Olu is part of Surrey-based Showdown Theatre Arts.

Old said: “We performed this same show last year on the Brighton fringe as part of the exchange programme we take part in, so we’re really excited to be able to have the opportunity to perform it again.

We have a cast made up of 18 people, who are all current/ex students at Showdown.

“This is the first time that Showdown will be taking part in the Edinburgh Fringe and will be the first time a lot of the cast have done it as well. We’re really excited to start and to be doing the show again and would love for as many people as possible to come see the show. It really is a powerful piece and has so many lessons within it.”

YH hopes to catch up with Olu at the Edinburgh Festival next week.


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