1. Sarah Perry (Oriel)
After shocking Cuppers as director of a highly unusual interpretation of Harold Pinter’s The Lover, Perry went on to win the lead role in The Odyssey, Trinity term’s only Playhouse show.
2. Ollo Clark (Teddy Hall)
Shot to prominence during Cuppers as director and star of the Best Show winner Hansel and Gretel. He takes to the stage again this week in The Magic Toyshop.
3. Carla Neuss (St. Peter’s)
A graduate writer from Berkeley, California, Neuss stormed into the New Writing Festival with Revival, a play about secret cocktail societies.
4. Ruby Thomas (Regent’s Park)
Before claiming the Cuppers Best Actress award, Thomas had appeared in Barnaby Rudge. She once reputedly told a talent-scouting student producer to contact her agent.
5. Chris Wallwork (Christ Church)
Acting runs in his family, with a brother at LAMDA. He impressed the critics in last term’s As You Like It.
6. Chloe Wicks (Brasenose)
What play hasn’t she been in lately? Since arriving in Oxford, Wicks has performed very strongly as an actress and director in Cuppers and elsewhere, as well as making lots of friends in high places. Look out for her in 7th Week’s Blood Wedding.
7. Nicholas Higgins (Teddy Hall)
‘Nik’ Higgins, as he likes to be known, followed a brief but hilarious Cuppers appearance with sterling work in Chris Adams’ excellent A State Affair the week afterwards. Watch out for this talented young actor.
8. Cassie Barraclough (Regent’s Park)
One of the many rising stars at Regent’s Park, Cassie is already known for her unusual method-acting approach. She hugely impressed our reviewer at the preview of Far Away.
9. Ella Evans (Wadham)
Author of Superwoman, which made the initial New Writing Festival shortlist and caused immense controversy among the Cuppers judges, Evans is clearly going to carry on her serene progress through drama at Oxford – leaving a tempest in her wake. And she can act, as well.
10. Jack Peters (Univ)
Peters has impressed everyone he’s come across with his charm and down-to-earth manner – and with his acting, for that matter. He has large amounts of previous experience, landed a diverting role in The Odyssey, and you’ll definitely be seeing more of him in future.