An Acting graduate from the University of Northampton has taken time out from her busy schedule to talk about life on tour.
Emma Hilts is currently starring in Peppa Pig’s Surprise – a stage adaptation of the popular children’s television show which is touring the UK and Ireland.
In it, Emma operates and voices a puppet version of the much-loved star of Channel 5, with a healthy dose of singing and dancing for good measure.
The show, which included a month’s run in the West End over Christmas, rolled into the Royal & Derngate, in Emma’s home town of Northampton, at the end of June, which is when we caught up with her.
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Emma graduated from the University in 2011, and has fond memories of her time here.
“I loved my degree,” she said. “We had such a safe, creative environment to learn in. Acting students were given the freedom and confidence to try out different theatrical styles, and figure out what we were good at. It was a really supportive group to be involved with, and we had brilliant, passionate tutors.
“The School of The Arts is a brilliant place to develop – you mix with all the other students on different creative courses, so there’s a real energy to the place. I remember working with students studying Film, as they produced show reels for us, so the opportunity to collaborate with others is something I really appreciated. I cannot recommend the University of Northampton enough.”