Our run of Diploma good news continues with the fantastic news that Wac Arts Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre alumnus Newtion Matthews will be joining the cast of One Love: The Bob Marley Musical. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the production is set across a dramatic period in the music legend’s life, and tells the story of a man propelled from rising reggae star to global icon. But when his beloved homeland of Jamaica is on the brink of civil war, he is called upon to unite his people with his music and his message. Newtion will be playing Bunny Wailer, one of Marley’s close friends – we’re so excited to see what he’ll do with this role and have no doubt it’ll be fantastic.
Hear Newtion talking about his experience of studying at Wac Arts here (starts at 1m44s):