Young actress just out of college named best festival newcomer
A Birmingham student was named Best Newcomer at the Birmingham Festival after starring in her first role since leaving drama school.
Gabrielle Killick graduated from The Birmingham School of Acting in June and was named Best Newcomer following her appearance in the play, The Morning After, by Darren Haywood.
Miss Killick, 21, said:
“This is a dream start for me. It’s a fantastic role and I was really fortunate to get it”.
“After studying for three years at the Birmingham School of Acting, it’s great to finally be out there and performing to a real audience”.
“I am really pleased to have been named Best Newcomer at the Birmingham Festival. There were some fantastic plays and performers on show so it means a lot.”
Miss Killick played Niamh in The Morning After, which was a comedy take on having no recollection of a night out, shown at the Blue Orange Theatre.
Gabrielle first came to prominence with her one woman comedy show, ‘May I Take Your Order’ which debuted last year at the Edinburgh Festival.
Since then she has performed at venues across the country. The performance received rave reviews from many publications including Broadwayworld.com and Lovemidlandstheatre.co.uk
One reviewer on lovemidlandstheatre.co.uk, said:
“The show was superb – Gabby Killick delivers a hilarious monologue leaving the audience in fits of laughter.”