Students' joy at picking up drama awards
PAIGNTON drama students at Marilyn Stewart Stage School are celebrating success.
Samuel Parker, 18, has been accepted into the National Youth Theatre and he has performed at the National Theatre on the South Bank in London.
Samuel did two shows in the open air watched by 1,000 people from bridges and along the Thames River embankment.
He was performing in 'The Flood Watch This Space'.
His audition piece was taken from Harold Pinter's 'The Caretaker'. Other youngsters have excelled in their LAMDA examinations: Olivia Ford, gold medal acting distinction; Freya Gidman, acting entry grade distinction and grade one acting distinction; Sophie Martin, grade four acting distinction and bronze medal distinction; Amy Cooper, grade five acting distinction; Rebecca Michael, grade three acting distinction; Finlay Bald, grade five acting distinction.
Festival successes: Olivia Ford, verse speaking award the Dillistone Rose Bowl and verse speaking championship the Margaret Bailey Trophy; Sophie Martin, acting solo award The Anne Baker Cup, verse speaking champion runner-up and drama champion runner-up; Anna Tamlyn, prose speaking award the Dashwood Simpson Cup and bible reading award the Olwen Ellis Cup.
Finlay Bald, humorous verse award the Sarah King Cup; Rebecca Michael, acting solo distinction; Amy Cooper, acting solo commended; Joseph Case, acting solo commended.