Actor takes over directing duties for new Carlisle Musical Society show

Jack Ibbotson with The Cumberland News Trophy
Jack Ibbotson with The Cumberland News Trophy

An actor will turn his talents to directing a production next month.

Jack Ibbotson, of Burnrigg, near Warwick Bridge, will co-direct Little Shop of Horrors.

It is being performed by members of Carlisle Musical Society at the Old Fire Station on Warwick Street on April 21 and 22.

Jack is more used to appearing on screen than behind the scenes.

He has played the role of a postman in the film Swallows and Amazons, a teaching assistant in the TV show The A Word and a football fan in a Barclays Bank TV commercial.

His first role was in a documentary about the Quintinshill rail disaster, near Gretna.

Jack, 22, said: “I wanted to get experience at directing. It’s good to get experience in different aspects of performing.”

Jack, a former pupil of William Howard School in Brampton, won The Cumberland News trophy at the recent Carlisle and District Music and Drama Festival.

He currently works in Holland & Barrett health food shop in Carlisle.

Tickets for the performances are available from the Old Fire Station, priced £10.

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