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Afterlife (2008)

Rupert played the character Kurt (and was part of the ensemble) for this production of a new play by Michael Frayn.

  • National Theatre (3 June – 30 August 2008)
  • Director: Michael Blakemore

The production is still featured here on the National Theatre website.

Rupert rehearsing for Afterlife, by Conrad Blakemore
Rupert rehearsing for Afterlife, by Conrad Blakemore

French Without Tears (2007)

Rupert played the character Brian Curtis in this play by Terrence Rattigan, for the English Touring Theatre (ETT) company.

  • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (14 – 17 February 2007)
  • Malvern Theatres, Malvern (20 – 24 February 2007)
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge (27 February – 4 March 2007)
  • Richmond Theatre, Richmond (6 – 10 March 2007)
  • Theatre Royal Brighton, Brighton (20 – 24 March 2007)
  • Director: Paul Miller

You can find out more about this production here on the ETT site.


The cast works away with a light touch to show the changing dynamics between the characters. … Jenna Harrison is perfect as the luscious yet vulnerable Diana, as is Rupert Young as the practical Brian. Hannah Yelland as the love-lorn ‘Jack’ and Adam James as the commander grow warmer before our eyes. Under Paul Miller’s crisp direction, the production has a very organic feel to it. Graham Gurrin, The Stage, 19 February 2007

Rupert in rehearsals for French Without Tears
Rupert in rehearsals for French Without Tears

Sleeping Beauty (2006)

Rupert played the character Prince Peter in this Christmas pantomime.

  • Salisbury Playhouse (6 December 2006 – 6 January 2007)
  • Director: Jeremy Bond


Kevin Catchpole in The British Theatre Guide (2006): ‘… the role of Prince Peter goes this year to newcomer Rupert Young, a young man with a friendly personality and a pleasing singing voice who is a good match for the pretty Aurora of Diana Eskell.’

Isn’t that just our Rupert to a T? ♥

Lesley Bates in The Stage (12 December 2006) mentioned that: ‘Rupert Young’s tree-hugging prince is matched by Diana Eskell’s sparky princess …’

(I’m sure Merlin fans will have a chuckle over the ‘tree-hugging prince’…)

Vital Signs (2006)

Rupert had a small uncredited role in this tv series.

  • Episode 1.2 (27 April 2006)
  • Director:Charles Palmer

This show is about a group of mature-age medical students, and it’s really rather good! (Steven Waddington is great value, as usual, as the protagonist’s husband, as is Claudie Blakley as her best friend.) One of the students lives in residences, and is plagued by the party habits of the younger students. Rupert is one of those younger students. He only appears in two very brief scenes, and has an even briefer line in each.

Rupert in Vital Signs
Rupert in Vital Signs
Rupert in Vital Signs
Rupert in Vital Signs
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