Former Fife College performing arts student, Hannah Visocchi, was delighted to return to Scotland this summer to play a key role in the play, Peter Gynt, which impressed audiences and received great reviews at the Edinburgh International Festival this month.
Thanks to her own talent, hard work and a helping hand from Fife College, Hannah is now well on her way to a promising future career in theatre and is enjoying every minute.
The 23-year-old, from Largoward is now based in London after securing a place with the National Theatre earlier this year. Before that Hannah was at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow where she studied BA Musical Theatre for three years.
It was Hannah’s time at Fife College, she says, that helped her secure her place at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire. Said Hannah: “From a young age I was surrounded by art, music and theatre. I grew up in a household that encouraged all forms of art. It was evident from around the age of 15, after doing lots of youth theatre and music, that this was the right path for me.
“I started my training at Fife College, completing an HNC in Musical Theatre and studied there for one year. The course was very much a stepping stone for me, giving me time to research material to audition for drama school.
“Being part of the Peter Gynt cast at the beginning of the month was incredible, the company are such lovely people. It was overwhelming at first, with it being my first job since graduating and being propelled right onto the Olivier stage at the National was kind of mad – I’m still pinching myself! It was so lovely bringing the play to Edinburgh and hearing a Scottish audience respond to our story.”
Hannah played the parts of Penny, Cowgirl and Anitras Friend which are all very different roles and loads of fun to do. She is now very much looking forward to completing the run of the play in London.
Those in Scotland keen to see more of Hannah can catch her at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow as part of the all-female cast of ‘Cinderfella’ by Johnny McKnight which she knows will be a ball!
Sarah Halliwell, Academic Head: Creative Industries said: “It is fantastic to see our students progress and achieve so much knowing that we have played a part in helping them reach their goal. Hannah is an amazing role model to all our students – her fantastic talents combined with her drive and passion to succeed are remarkable. Being part of the National Theatre and performing at the International Festival is a huge accomplishment – we can’t wait to see what Hannah does next!”
Fife College is the ideal stepping stone for those considering a career in Performing Arts, Musical Theatre or Technical Theatre. Alongside a well-recognised qualification, the College offers a wealth of opportunities locally and nationally to provide students with a well-rounded experience gaining qualifications alongside practical skills.
For further details, visit our course pages or call 0344 248 0115.