Year 9 QE pupil scoops prestigious drama prize

Fourteen-year-old Kavi Pau has won a top drama prize at a leading arts festival after impressing judges with a series of performances across different categories.

Kavi took the Drama Versatility Cup at the North London Festival of Music, Drama and Dance. The festival is affiliated to the Federation of Festivals and each year attracts a substantial number of entries in competitive classes including piano, composition, singing, choirs, speech & drama, and instrumental. All entrants perform in front of a live audience and are given feedback by the adjudicators.

Kavi won the cup for the most outstanding all-round performer (13-18 years). He took first prize and the gold medal in the Solo Classical Acting category; the Sight Reading category, and the Verse Speaking open category. He also picked up third place and the bronze medal in the Prose Reading section.

He received the cup from Nona Liddle MBE, former leader of the London Sinfonietta. She complimented Kavi on his delivery of the Brutus speech from Julia Caesar: “You had them turning around looking for Caesar’s body. You and your School can be extremely proud of the fine work you delivered.”

Kavi’s prize also included theatre and book tokens to help him to develop his Drama talent further.