Teen Harry Sills Performs on West End Stage

New Zealand-born teenager Harry Sills is starring at the Royal Opera House in Benjamin Britten’s, Death in Venice on London’s West End through 6 December.

The 14-year-old, who can act and dance, said: “The opportunity to dance at Covent Garden is incredible.

“It’s the Billy Elliot story coming true.”

Sills, who lives in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England, is currently a student at the prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, which has seen the likes of Lily James (Mamma Mia) and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi), all study at the school.

He played the main character in a production of Billy Elliot in his home country three years ago.

He has also performed with the Royal New Zealand ballet in Coppelia, A Christmas Carol and Nutcracker, and in 2018 at the 39th Annual Young Artist Awards (US) Sills was nominated for Best Performance in a Short Film by a Young Actor for his role in Sparrow.

Original article by James Richings, Bucks Free Press, November 22, 2019.

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