Graduates Emily Hughes and Zelina Rebeiro are two of the seven women in Liverpool’s Everyman theatre first repertory company for 25 years. The theatre is hoping to replicate the success of its famous 1970s company, which included future stars like Julie Walters, Bill Nighy and Jonathan Pryce.
The BBC website reported:
“As well as the more experienced hands, the new company includes 23-year-old Emily Hughes, who graduated from drama school this year and was recruited through an open audition, and Elliott Davis, who has risen through the venue’s youth theatre…. Hughes said she was “inspired” by the Everyman’s past and the history of the rep system. ‘Coming out of drama school, it was something that people talked about that used to happen years ago,’ she said. ‘What a wonderful system – but it doesn’t really happen any more‘.
‘So when the news [of the new Everyman company] broke I was straight in there, like, ‘Oh my God, I have to do this’.’”
The rep company, whose artistic director is Gemma Bodinetz, will perform five shows between February and July 2017.