Young Theo loves Cupid theatre role

PUBLISHED: 11:06 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 07:09 30 May 2010

Theo Stevenson    Picture: SUBMITTED

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APPEARANCES alongside Hollywood mega-stars and stints in the West End have put a youngster from The Rodings on the road to stardom. Ten-year-old Theo Stevenson has recently accepted a major part in a play at the National Theatre in London, months after ap

APPEARANCES alongside Hollywood mega-stars and stints in the West End have put a youngster from The Rodings on the road to stardom.

Ten-year-old Theo Stevenson has recently accepted a major part in a play at the National Theatre in London, months after appearing in Golden Globe winning film In Bruges alongside Colin Farrell.

On hearing the news that her son has been cast as Cupid in Dido, Queen of Carthage, for a four month run, mother Sarah Stevenson said: "We are terribly proud of him, he has achieved so much already - it is amazing. He really enjoys what he does but keeps his feet on the ground and works hard.

"Being in the same film as Colin Farrell [where he plays the little boy who gets killed by Farrell] didn't really faze him at all because he is such a cool and calm kid. We love him to bits."

Theo, who attends New Hall School, near Chelmsford, first appeared on stage in London at the Young Victoria Theatre. He started his acting career at the Scene II acting school based at Dunmow's Art Centre on Haslers Lane.

Centre manager Jackie Rom said: "We are proud of all of our pupils, but to see Theo go on and play parts in such big plays and films is really something special.

"We like to think that the art centre gave him the right push at the right time and we all wish him success in the future."

Theo will be rehearsals for the new production in February, with the show set to run from March to June.

Mrs Stevenson added: "He will be keeping up with his school studies at the same time, so we are both going to be very busy over the next few months.

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