Woodsetts boy on Crucible stage

Luke Mosley on stage at the Crucible in Sheffield
Luke Mosley on stage at the Crucible in Sheffield

A WOODSETTS youngster has had his first taste of life in front of a large theatre audience.

Luke Mosley fought off competition from more than 100 other youngsters to win a place in a rehearsed reading performance at the Crucible Theatre last weekend.

The 12-year-old was one of only 16 youngsters picked to performed in That Night Follows Day, by Forced Entertainment.

And now the performance at confirmed to the Dinnington Comprehensive pupil that acting is where his passion lies. The show was part of the celebrations taking place to celebrate the Sheffield theatre’s 40th birthday.

“It was brilliant. It was really good and the biggest audience I’ve ever performed in front of,” said Luke, of Guildingwells Road.

“I wasn’t that nervous until I got to the stage door and that is when I started to feel the nerves.”

“I was really pleased with how it went.”

Luke currently attends the Carney Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) in Sheffield every Saturday, which is where he heard about the audition.

Luke said: “It was my first ever audition.”

“There were 105 people who went for it and only 16 got picked.”

“It’s definitely something I’d love to do again. I would like to act for television, but I also like performing in front of a live audience.”

As well as attending CAPA, Luke also loves drama classes at Dinnington Comprehensive and takes part in the school’s musical.

That Night Follows Day is performed by children but written for an adult audience, explores how what adults say and do shape a child’s world.