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Misha stars in Fanny and Alexander at the Old Vic

Friday, 20 April 2018

A boy in the 1st Form has recently completed a run as one of the lead roles in the Old Vic production of Fanny and Alexander. Misha was one of three boys who shared the part of young Alexander in this adaptation of “legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s rich, funny and humane masterpiece Fanny & Alexander adapted for the stage by BAFTA award-winning writer Stephen Beresford and Old Vic Associate Director Max Webster.”

This new production was extremely well reviewed by the critics. Misha began the show and his role was “wonderfully played” according to Paul Taylor’s four-star review for The Independent. There was similar praise in Time Out, which highlighted “an excellent turn from Misha Handley”. The Guardian described Misha’s role as “excellently played”.

In an interview for this week’s school magazine, Misha was interviewed about the experience. He explained that Fanny and Alexander marked the first time he had stepped onto a professional stage, having made his Senior School acting debut last summer in City’s production of Peter Pan. He was full of praise for the School’s support in enabling him to take the role and to combine it with school work, commenting that “it was School which really gave me my courage”.

Congratulations to Misha for this outstanding achievement and we look forward to his next appearance here in the Winterflood Theatre.


An excellent turn from Misha Handley


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