“I got into theatre quite late and at 13 was shy and extremely introverted,” said Seb, who is graduating with a BA Physical Theatre.
Despite always enjoying physical theatre shows and visual storytelling, it wasn’t until he studied GCSE drama that Seb caught the acting bug.
“My confidence in performance grew and simultaneously so did my self-confidence,” he said.
After watching a show by third-year physical theatre students at East 15 Acting School he knew that was the discipline for him. Now he’s about to embark on a UK tour with Highly Sprung, appearing in their exploration of the future Urban Astronaut.
Seb believes the show, about a group of astronauts who return to Earth many years in the future to see if it’s once again habitable after being abandoned, will teach audiences the importance of hope.
“My role is an Astronaut, working as part of an ensemble, who have returned to Earth. We find a young woman, Hope, who has re-cultivated the land. We’re showing audiences a possible reality, how ignorance will push the Earth further and further away from being repairable. It’s a hard message to swallow but the idea is that the character Hope is proof that our planet will be able to fix itself.”