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Why former Exmouth Community College student Alistair Brammer’s star is in the ascendant...

15:00 15 February 2014

Former Exmouth Community College student Alistair Bremmer was featured in Hello! magazine in mid-January. The West End musical actor was chosen as one of the magazine

Former Exmouth Community College student Alistair Bremmer was featured in Hello! magazine in mid-January. The West End musical actor was chosen as one of the magazine's eight rising stars to watch during 2014. Photo: copyright Joel Anderson, Hello! magazine.


THE star of fame is shining ever more brightly on a Littleham man who, having landed what he calls ‘the dream role’ in Miss Saigon in London’s West End, has been tipped by Hello! magazine as a young star to watch in 2014.

Former Exmouth Community College student Alistair Brammer, 25, spoke exclusively to the 
Journal last week, confirming his forthcoming move from the West End cast of War Horse to play the male lead role in the revival of Miss Saigon at London’s Prince Edward Theatre.

He spoke of his sadness on leaving the War Horse cast and of his excitement of starring in Miss Saigon, starting in May.

Alistair also expressed his surprise that Hello! magazine – the national celebrity glossy weekly – chose him as one of their “eight young stars for whom 2014 promises to be their breakout year”.

And he spoke about what the National Theatre’s live screening of War Horse – beamed direct from the West End to Exmouth’s Savoy Cinema on February 27 – will mean for his family and friends in the town.

News that Alistair’s star was in the ascendant came some weeks ago, as theatrical producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh announced the cast for his new staging of Miss Saigon, the modern update of Madame Butterfly.

“I can’t wait,” said Alistair of his leading role as Chris Scott, the GI with a heart of gold who, during the Vietnam War, falls in love with a naïve Vietnamese prostitute. “It’s the dream role.”

Alistair explained that the part was complex. Far more than just singing, it’s an “actor’s piece” that would push him hard – but he was relishing the challenge.

Shortly after Alistair’s move to Miss Saigon was announced, Hello! chose to feature the young actor in a six-page spread, entitled “In The Spotlight – Britain’s Hot New Talent”. In its profile of the “fledgling stars who’ll be spreading their wings even further this year”, the magazine described Alistair as a “talented West End star” with an “impressive” CV.

“It was a pleasant surprise,” said Alistair, adding that he was ‘chuffed’ at being asked to appear in the feature alongside other up-and-coming figures from the worlds of TV, the stage, fashion and sport.

Read Alistair’s full interview in this week’s Journal (February 13).


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