Archive for August, 2022

The Stage Debut Awards – Double nomination for ArtsEd BA Acting Alumni

Posted on: August 19th, 2022 by Neil Roig

We are delighted to announce that two of eight nominations in The Stage Debut awards have gone to recent alumni of ArtsEd’s BA (Hons) Acting course.

Samuel Creasey (2020) has been nominated for his “ hugely endearing performance” as Malcolm, the lead role in Philip Pullman’s THE BOOK OF DUST at the Bridge Theatre.

Michael Workeye (2019) has been nominated for his “scene-stealing turn as younger brother and aspiring grime artist Yosi, full of swagger and surliness” in THE HOUSE OF IFE at The Bush Theatre.

The Stage Debut awards, in association with ATG, recognise breakthrough theatre talent and categories include emerging writers, designers, directors and composers, as well as performers.

The Stage editor Alistair Smith said:

“Judging these awards has, as ever, been a complete joy. We have a wonderful set of nominees. They reflect the artistic flair, skill and diversity of the next generation of theatrical talent who will ensure that British theatre thrives in the years to come. We can’t wait to celebrate their achievements next month.”

Mark Cornell, chief executive officer of ATG, said:

“ATG is thrilled to be supporting British theatre’s emerging talent through The Stage Debut Awards. At ATG we know that people are at the heart of successful theatre and that new ideas and voices are essential to bringing great live experiences to new audiences. We look forward to being part of an exceptional night celebrating professional debuts at these awards.”

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on September 18 2022.

You can read the full list of nominees here.

ArtsEd Sixth Form Celebrates Excellent Results

Posted on: August 18th, 2022 by Neil Roig

We are proud to announce a superb crop of BTEC and A Level results secured by our sixth formers this year. 

We have been delighted to welcome back friends and family this year to see students showcase their talents in a full schedule of productions, both in-house and beyond, including at the Lyric Hammersmith and the Pleasance. Our school Prize Giving Ceremony in July at the Cambridge Theatre was a particular highlight for the Sixth Formers. Enjoying a full year of face-to-face academic studies has also been a pleasure for students and staff alike.

Students enjoyed success in both BTEC and A-Levels:



Combined: (including BTEC equivalent UCAS points)

Mark Ferrington, Director of Sixth Form said

After a tough few years, I am thrilled to see that dedication and hard work of our young people has paid off with a fantastic set of results. We hope that the students are as proud of their achievements as we are!

Lizzie Bellamy, Head of BTEC, had the following message for students:

Congratulations to our Year 13 students. You should be proud of what you have each achieved. You have shown great strength and vigour throughout the past two years. I hope you can all look back on your journey with us with pride, knowing that you can overcome any challenge if you put your mind to it. We look forward to hearing of your future successes. Keep motivated, open, and share your creative voice.

If you are interested in learning more about life at ArtsEd Day School and Sixth Form, why not join us at our upcoming Open Evenings this September!   Register today and share the link with others who might be interested.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

ArtsEd Students receive the Ian Fleming Award for Musical Theatre

Posted on: August 4th, 2022 by Neil Roig

ArtsEd School of Musical Theatre students, Marley Fenton, Olivia Hewitt-Jones and Caroline Featherstone have received funding to help them complete their training.

In 1980, the Ian Fleming Charitable Trust Music Education Awards were established in partnership with Help Musicians. Outstandingly talented individual young musicians have been supported through Ian’s trust every year since, with costs towards their higher education studies.

Students, about to start their final year, and studying Musical Theatre can apply for financial support of up to £5,000 towards study and living costs for the next academic year.  

We are thrilled to announce that students Marley Fenton, Olivia Hewitt-Jones and Caroline Featherstone have been successful in their applications, and after their auditions and interviews, they have been awarded this year’s Ian Fleming Award for Musical Theatre.

Well done all! We’re immensely proud and look forward to seeing you grow as performers in your third, and final, year of training with us.