Graduate success: Lily McGibbon and Elise Donoghue lead roles in ‘Blue & the Magic Web’

5 November, 2021

Over the next few weeks we’ll be celebrating the success of our 2020-21 #ICTheatreGraduates. Graduate destinations have so far stretched the music and gaming industry, feature films, TV series, commercials and mainstream theatre.

There has also been entrepreneurial success with many businesses spring boarded from their third year Production Project module. We are so proud of each ICTheatre journey.

Congratulations to ICTheatre 2021 Graduates Lily McGibbon and Elise Donoghue for their roles in immersive and physical theatre company TrueStory‘s upcoming production of ‘Blu and the Magic Web’ this winter. Lily will be playing the role of Blu and Elise will be playing Punzel.



One of TrueStory’s ambitions for the new show, was to offer opportunities to recent graduates who have suffered, mainly due to the pandemic, an introduction to the industry.

Truestory are delighted to announce that six of the cast members are recent graduates from Arts Ed, Alra, East 15, LAMDA and of course Lily McGibbon and Elise Donoghue both from ICTheatre.

“Join Blu, as together we adventure through the tangled woods for a new spin on old tales. Along the way, you will bump into characters from some of the world’s best loved stories reimagined for the next generation – Blu & the Magic Web is a fairytale mash-up featuring Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel & Gretel, Rapunzel and some brand new characters to add to your storybooks.”

Find out more about Blue & The Magic Web here.

Truestory Theatre are known for their strikingly visual style and physical feats – this creative team have been wowing audiences for five years with their shows at The Spire (including the long running A Christmas Carol, selling out every season since 2015). This world premiere show for ACCA comes with full-scale production – expect mesmerising sets & costumes that leap from the stage together with original music, comedy and drama – all told by a cast of nine professional actors.


Meet the rest of our wonderful Graduates  here. 

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