On Tuesday evening, the Theatre Society hosted Jonah Hauer-King for an evening of insight into the world of theatre and television.

Jonah began by setting out his journey into acting, including supporting roles in school plays, to the title role in Macbeth where he was spotted by acting agents, to being directed by Kenneth Branagh whilst at university. His current acting venture is the BBC drama World on Fire, exploring experiences of the Second World War across multiple cities, and an appearance in the upcoming Christmas adaptation of an Agatha Christie mystery.

Jonah was kind enough to answer questions from the audience of boys, many of whom sought advice on auditions, drama schools, and what to do when you first receive a script. The one key piece of advice he gave to all boys was to “be bold and take risks”, which I’m sure will stick with many of the budding actors who attended the talk.