Year 6 pupil Max Scholey is currently appearing in the Opera North production ‘Street Scene’, performing at Leeds Grand Theatre and on its forthcoming tour. Max is playing a boy called Zoll in the show, which is touring to the Theatre Royal Newcastle, The Lowry, Salford Quays and Theatre Royal, Nottingham after its Leeds run. He is also an extra on both small and big screen, taking part in the new version of TV’s ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, which airs later this year, and has just finished filming a new Hollywood film shot in Yorkshire. Look out for the young actor in a book trailer and cover for well know author Linda Green’s 'One Moment', due out in paperback on March 5 and on the BBC Radio 2 Book Club soon.
Around 300 children applied for the part of Zoll and Max had to go through two auditions of singing, acting and reacting to scenes with an opera singer. He can also be seen on stage at The Richard Whiteley Theatre in March when he plays the narrator, Lewis Carroll, in the junior school production of Alice in Wonderland. Max said: “I have gained lots of experience at school in productions and performing arts festivals. It has really helped with my confidence when auditioning for parts on stage outside school. Everyone at school was really excited when they found out I’d got the role and have been so supportive since I started rehearsing and performing around three months ago.”
Picture shows Max on stage – he is the central standing boy with an ice cream. Production shot by Clive Banda.