Search

Bethnal Green youth theatre director delighted by advert award success

PUBLISHED: 18:32 19 June 2017

Suzann McLean Robinson with her award

Suzann McLean Robinson with her award

Mark Taylor

An actress and youth theatre director has won an award for her performance in a television commercial.

Suzann McLean Robinson, who runs the Young & Talented group at Oxford House, Bethnal Green, scooped a gold British Arrows gong for her role in a BUPA advert.

She won Best Performance of 2017 for her role in the advert, entitled ‘For Owning the Dancefloor’, which sees Suzann’s character leave her illness behind and dance at a party.

The British Arrows awards have been running for 40 years and recognise talent in the advertising industry.

Other winners include Channel 4’s Paralympics trailer and the John Lewis, Sainsburys and Waitrose Christmas adverts.

Suzann said: “It was an incredible honour to win this award and amazing to know that my performance BUPA advert has touched so many people.”

The actress, whose previous acting credits include appearances in Doctor Who, Casualty and last year’s Sky comedy drama You, Me and The Apocalypse, is also well known in the theatre world for her work as founder and artistic director of the Young & Talented youth theatre groups at its existing twin bases of Bethnal Green and Barking.

Young success stories include Ellis George, who played schoolgirl Courtney in the 2014 series of Doctor Who, and Reece Buttery, one of the child ensemble cast of CBBC show The Dumping Ground.

The school is also set to open a new branch south of the river, in Deptford, later this month.

Suzann said: “We are so excited to be opening another Y&T branch, this time in south east London, providing the opportunity for more young people to benefit from the creative arts.”

She has also seen recent success as a director, with her performance of Anders Lustgarten’s play Extremism – set in an east London classroom and focusing on a boy taken away by the police – selected for the National Theatre’s Connections Festival. It will be performed at the Dorfman Theatre on Wednesday, June 28.

She said: “To be one of ten theatre groups chosen from over 250 groups across the UK is a great achievement.”

Latest East London News Stories

09:11

A woman from Millwall has been charged with the murder of Italian man Pietro Sanna in Canning Town.

07:00

A pilot scheme tackling street gangs and loiterers in the borough has recorded a 95 per cent success rate since its introduction nine months ago.

Three men are due to appear at the Old Bailey today charged with the murder of a father near the doorstep of his home in Bromley-by-Bow.

Yesterday, 11:13

An appeal to trace stolen jewellery with sentimental family value has been launched after a burglar was jailed when his DNA was found in a flat he raided in Shoreditch.

Tue, 13:32

Three men have been charged with the murder of a father who was shot and stabbed near the doorstep of his home in Bromley-by-Bow.

Mon, 14:27

A blaze has broken out in a construction site on the Isle of Dogs close to Canary Wharf.

Mon, 11:07

Police investigating the brutal murder of a father near the doorstep of his home in Bromley-by-Bow have arrested four more people.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

One man has been rushed to hospital after a fire broke out in a block of flats in Bethnal Green.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now