‘rising star’ sam wins a place at national youth theatre

SAMNW'Sam Henderson . Budding actor Sam Henderson  of King Ecgbert School Totley Brook Road.
SAMNW'Sam Henderson . Budding actor Sam Henderson of King Ecgbert School Totley Brook Road.
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SHEFFIELD student Sam Henderson has won a place with the National Youth Theatre in London.

The 15-year-old from Dore has gone from playing an ugly stepsister in a primary school pantomime to playing Sir Antony Sher’s son in Enemy of The People at The Crucible.

At King Ecgbert School in Dore, he gained rave reviews for his performance as Bob Cratchit in the school’s production of A Christmas Carol.

Sam said he was “really excited” at joining the National Youth Theatre.

“It’s a brilliant opportunity for me and I fully intend to make the most of it.”

Sam is seeking sponsorship from local businesses to help him pay his fees and accommodation costs.

Cheryl Bartlett, head of drama at King Ecgbert School, said: “He is a rising star and an inspiration to teach.

“His comedic skills as an actor have myself and the rest of his GCSE class in hysterics!

“Sam is also a lovely and friendly boy.

“He is also a popular favourite with all the girls and has most of them swooning over him!”