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Are we all small …

… or is Rupert tall?

The latter is true! And tbh I think he only gets taller.

Check out this delightful Instagram post from Lucy Anderson, who plays Rupert’s stage-daughter in Dear Evan Hansen. The cast and the show received numerous nominations in the Olivier Awards 2020. Lucy was congratulating the Olivier Awards 2022 nominees, while sharing an earlier photo of the DEH cast.

Are we all small or is @rupertfyoung tall?
Sending my congratulations to all those nominated at this year’s @olivierawards.
Whether you’re a nominee, an actor, someone who works in technical theatre, an understudy or swing, a drama school student, a waitress who’s working in the day and learning audition sides at night, freelancer, someone working 3 jobs to be able to pay for classes and casting workshops.. everyone in this industry from top to bottom, left to right matters. Its been a very tough time. Covid has affected this industry and those involved in so many ways, more ways than even I’d imagined. But slowly and surely.. we’re coming back.
If you’re reading this lovely post about theatre.. may I also draw your attention to the crisis in Ukraine.
Donate. Spread resources. Even if all you’re able to do is keep them in your thoughts, it’s enough. 🇺🇦

P.S. See this post for an instance of Rupert looking (slightly) smaller by comparison!

Olivier Awards (2020)

The Olivier Awards has just announced their nominations for 2020. Our Rupert has been nominated as one of four actors in the category Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his role as Larry Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen.

DEH West End picked up a total of seven nominations, including Best New Musical, and Best Actor in a Musical for Sam Tutty (Evan Hansen). Jack Loxton (Jared Kleinman) was also nominated in the same category as Rupert. The Murphy family did well, with Lucy Anderson (Zoe Murphy) and Lauren Ward (Cynthia Murphy) both nominated in the category Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical.

You can read the full list of nominations here on the London Theatre site. The award ceremony is scheduled for Sunday 5 April.

Fingers, toes and eyes crossed for a win for Rupert! ♥

Update: Due to the pandemic, the winners were eventually announced online on 25 October 2020. Unfortunately Rupert missed out on a win in his category. However, Dear Evan Hansen won in the categories Best Original Score or New Orchestrations and Best New Musical, and Sam Tutty was recognised as Best Actor in a Musical.

On 8 October 2020, the Olivier Awards shared this gorgeous photo of the five nominated cast members…

The Philanderer (2016)

Rupert stars as Leonard Charteris, The Philanderer himself, in this play written by George Bernard Shaw. This production is directed by Paul Miller for the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, and runs until 25 June.

update 7 December 2016: Rupert has been nominated as Best Actor for The Philanderer, which has also garnered other nominations, in the Broadway World UK awards. You can vote here!

I went to the first show this evening, after an afternoon with Delacroix at the National Gallery and a three-course meal at Carluccio’s. That took care of body and soul, and the play took care of heart and mind!

Not being familiar with Shaw as a playwright, I was surprised by how witty and wordy it all was. Rupert came out firing on all cylinders; he’s just so good at this kind of clever, persuasive dialogue.

The Philanderer production photo by The Other Richard, with Dorothea Myer-Bennett as Julia Craven
The Philanderer production photo by The Other Richard, with Dorothea Myer-Bennett as Julia Craven

Helen Bradbury (Grace Tranfield) and Dorothea Myer-Bennett (Julia Craven) play the women Charteris is involved with, and do a fine job with two rather different characters. Indeed, the whole cast did a terrific job – and it seems unfair to even think about picking anyone out for special mention, though I have to say that Michael Lumsden (Colonel Craven) made me laugh, and made the most of his character’s various actions and reactions.

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