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Monday, June 25, 2018

How New York’s festival for audiences on the autism spectrum is inspiring theatremakers around the world by Lisa Martland

Performances tailored to children on the autism spectrum have liberated families for some time, but in April the Lincoln Center in US

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Stage Scholarships 2018: Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company by Lisa Martland

Fourth Monkey offers two half-scholarships, which include a trip to Italy to work with Antonio Fava. It has a graduate touring company,

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Stage Scholarships 2018: Pauline Quirke Academy Studios London by Lisa Martland

In its inaugural year, the London-based academy gives free places on three of its courses, says Lisa Martland The Pauline Quirke Academy

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The Stage Scholarships 2018: Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts by Lisa Martland

Featured in CBBC’s School for Stars, the college offers places worth £200,000, writes Lisa Martland Ellie-Rose Eames, from Rochester in Kent, was

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Stage Scholarships 2018: Youth Music Theatre UK by Lisa Martland

Youth Music Theatre UK, a new partner to The Stage Scholarships, is offering free tuition to one lucky winner, says Lisa Martland.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Stage Scholarship 2018: how you can win free training at Emil Dale Academy by Lisa Martland

With nearly £60,000 up for grabs, the Hertfordshire school offers excellent opportunities for budding triple-threat performers, writes Lisa Martland Benjamin Kempton, 16,

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Meet The Stage Scholarships winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

The Stage Scholarships has been running for more than 20 years, helping many hundreds of youngsters follow their dreams, with former winners

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Stage/WAC Arts scholarship winner 2017 by Lisa Martland

Gibsa Bah, 17, from Birmingham, has won The Stage Scholarship to cover fees for the first year of Wac Arts’ three-year diploma

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Stage Entertainment: the Europe-wide powerhouse producer with a local touch by Lisa Martland

The musical theatre giant brings big shows to audiences across the continent. Its chief executive tells Lisa Martland why catering to each

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Stage/Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts scholarship winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts has offered 114 awards in The Stage Scholarships scheme for 2017, writes Lisa Martland. The

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Stage/Razzamataz scholarship winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

Razzamataz Theatre Schools has offered 27 awards in The Stage Scholarships scheme for 2017. The winners from across the UK will each receive

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Stage/Barbara Speake Stage School scholarship winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

Amelia Lusted, 10, from Wokingham in Berkshire, has won The Stage Scholarship (worth £45,000) at the Barbara Speake Stage School, to cover

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Stage/Emil Dale Academy scholarship winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

Sam Hull, 19, from Stevenage in Hertfordshire, has won a full scholarship (worth a total of £22,200) to attend the Emil Dale

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Stage/Spirit Young Performers Company scholarship winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

First-time partner in The Stage Scholarships scheme, Spirit Young Performers Company has offered six part-scholarships in association with The Stage for the

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Stage Scholarships/Fourth Monkey Theatre Company winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

Naomi Denny, 23, from Brighton, and Carla Cuscito, 21, from Bari in Italy, have won The Stage Scholarships at Fourth Monkey Theatre

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Mamma Mia! Why musical theatre has taken off across Europe by Lisa Martland

Musical theatre is flourishing in Europe and continues to grow in popularity whether crowds are flocking to a replica production of a

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Stage/Read College scholarship winner 2017 by Lisa Martland

Masego Makgobe has won The Stage full scholarship to attend the musical theatre one-year foundation course at Read College (worth a total

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Stage/Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts scholarship winners 2017 by Lisa Martland

Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts’ dedication to The Stage Scholarships scheme has been demonstrated this year by it giving four awards,

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Stage/Sylvia Young Theatre School scholarship winner 2017 by Lisa Martland

Nicholas Antoniou-Tibbitts, aged 11, from Hempstead, just outside Saffron Walden in Essex, has won The Stage Scholarship to attend Sylvia Young Theatre

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Stage Scholarships 2017: Razzamataz Theatre Schools by Lisa Martland

Megan Flower couldn’t believe it when she was picked for the Razzamataz Theatre Schools scholarship in Carlisle last year, aged 16. “I

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Stage Scholarships 2017: Pauline Quirke Academy by Lisa Martland

This year, the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts makes history as a partner in The Stage Scholarships scheme when it offer

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Stage Scholarships 2017: Spirit Young Performers by Lisa Martland

A high percentage of performing arts schools will promise to showcase students to as wide an audience as possible, but Spirit Young

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Stage Scholarships 2017: Read College by Lisa Martland

Jamie and Helen Read (directors of theatre and dance respectively) set up Read College in 2008 to help students fulfil their potential

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Stage Scholarships 2017: Barbara Speake Stage School by Lisa Martland

Jeremiah Waysome, from Canning Town in London, already boasts stage credits as Young Simba in The Lion King tour and as Young

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Stage Scholarships 2017: Sylvia Young Theatre School by Lisa Martland

It’s a pretty impressive roll call – School of Rock, Motown the Musical, Aladdin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Matilda the

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Stage Scholarships 2017: Win free training at Italia Conti by Lisa Martland

Kyle Stevens was full of enthusiasm when he attended last November’s photoshoot for winners of The Stage Scholarships scheme in 2016. “I

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Stage Scholarships 2017: Win innovative training at Fourth Monkey by Lisa Martland

Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company inhabits a unique role as part of The Stage Scholarships, offering “innovative and forward-thinking” vocational actor training

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Stage Scholarships 2017: Wac Arts by Lisa Martland

Last year’s winner of The Stage Scholarship in association with Wac Arts, 16-year-old Londoner Anais Lone, is enthusiastic about the scheme: “Having the

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Stage Scholarships: Could you win free training in 2017? by Lisa Martland

Previous winners of The Stage Scholarships scheme have found success in all aspects of the performing arts industry. Last year, 139 children

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Stage Scholarships 2016 by Lisa Martland

The Stage recently caught up with a whole range of our past scholarship winners who have found success across West End shows,

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Stage/Wac Arts Scholarship winner 2016 by Lisa Martland

Anais Lone, 16, from London, has won The Stage Scholarship at Wac Arts. The award, worth £7,500, is equivalent to one full scholarship, covering

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