Drama school scoops awards

07 March 2007 | Story by Myolisi Gophe

UCT ended its "good year" in theatre on a high note, scooping several laurels in the recent Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards.

Geoffrey Hyland's production of Twelfth Night picked up three awards: lecturer and master's student Claire Watling was named the best supporting actress for her role, Feste the Clown, Little Theatre wardrobe co-ordinator Illka Louw picked the best costume and prop design, while UCT alumnus, Nicholas Ellenbogen walked off with the best supporting actor for his role as Sir Toby Belch.

Third-year theatre and performance student Charlie Keegan won the Most Promising Student.

The university, including its alumni, received 18 of the 52 nominations for the awards and three of the five students in the most promising student category were from UCT, making this a "good year".

Keegan said: "I feel hugely honoured and this is a step towards my ultimate dream of taking film and theatre to another level and be an inspiration to other actors."

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