Paul Kemp Rehearses To Sir, With Love

Date - 9 August, 2013, All News Theatre
Paul Kemp | Sainou Talent Agency London (c) Laura Doddington

Paul begins rehearsals this week for To Sir, With Love. Based on E R Braithwaite’s autobiography and adapted by Ayub Khan Din (East Is East), To Sir, With Love is the story of Ricky Braithwaite, an ex-RAF fighter pilot and Cambridge graduate who arrives in London in 1948. Despite his First Class degree in electronic engineering he is turned down for job after job in his chosen profession and discovers the reality of life as a black man in post-war England. Taking the only job he can get, Ricky begins his first teaching post, in a tough but progressive East End school.

The part of headmaster Florian is played by Matthew Kelly, one of the UK’s best-loved TV and stage actors, and winner of an Olivier Award for Best Actor in Of Mice And Men. He is joined by Ansu Kabia as Ricky Braithwaite and Paul Kemp as Weston. To Sir, With Love will tour the UK after opening at the Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton.


Paul has worked widely across theatre, recently appearing in the The Audience at the Nuffield Southampton directed by Samuel Hodges.

His previous theatre credits include Imperium for the RSC at the Gielgud Theatre, Richard III at the Arcola Theatre, Smee in Wendy And Peter Pan with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Ghost Stories West End, The Lady From The Sea at The Manchester Royal Exchange, The Crucible at Regent's Park Open Air Festival, My Wonderful Day and Woman in Mind Vaudeville Theatre, West End and New York and How The Other Half Loves for The Sir Peter Hall Company.

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