Leyton Sixth Form College students had the honour of performing their drama play ‘No Human is Illegal’ at the Sunday Times National Student Drama Festival in Hull.

The opportunity to perform arose after being selected from over a hundred entries amongst schools, colleges and universities. Leyton Sixth Form were the only college chosen to perform at the festival. 

The sixth form students from LSC were the youngest to perform at the festival in front of a national audience where their play was singled out for praise by critics for tackling the human cost of the refugee crisis and raising those issues to a wider audience.

Performing Arts teachers Katy Arnell praised her students for being selected for such a prestigious festival and stated how proud she was of their professionalism.  “The play in about the plight of people and the huge social injustice suffered by many of those seeking asylum.  LSC students gave a memorable performance which helped put these issues in the spotlight.”

As part of the festival, the students also had the opportunity to take part in workshops with industry professionals ranging from Bristol Old Vic to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Reviews of the show can be found here:

https://nsdf.org.uk/the-festival/noises-off/room-for-everyone  

https://nsdf.org.uk/the-festival/noises-off/cruel-britannia

https://nsdf.org.uk/the-festival/noises-off/higher-education

For more information about the college's expressive arts courses, see here