People: Ncuti Gatwa

Now, please don’t chastise me. I don’t have Netflix. Yet. (I know, I know, its on my “to do” list but most evenings are spent at the theatre!)

Having picked up a recent copy of London’s Time Out magazine, I was happily surprised to see an interview with an actor called Ncuti Gatwa. I was delighted to see he is storming the small screen with his show Sex Education. And I was reminded of the first (and last) time that I had seen him.

Back in late 2017 Alice Childress’s absorbing, significant play TROUBLE IN MIND played a month at the Print Room in London after a successful season in Bath. The cast, headed by (the always five-star) Tanya Moodie, was unusually excellent across the board. However, for me, the big surprise of the evening was the actor portraying the young actor arriving for his first job, all wide-eyed and filled with hope. He absolutely stole that audience’s hearts and minds. His name was Ncuti Gatwa. And I still remember his radiant performance to this day.

So, Ncuti, I don’t know you personally, but I do sincerely wish you an amazing career ahead. And I think Netflix owes you some commission, because I just signed up – to see you!

Read the Time Out interview with Ncuti Gatwa here

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