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Winners: Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award 2011 Winners
The 2011 Carleton Hobbs' bursaries have been awarded to:

ALEX RIVERS (East 15 Acting School)
ADAM BILLINGTON (Rose Bruford College)
RIKKI LAWTON (Guildford School of Acting)

They will join the Radio Drama Company on Saturday 23rd July 2011.

Four other finalists are this year's runners-up - and each of them will be cast as a freelance actor in one of our autumn/winter productions:

Kirsty Oswald (Rose Bruford College) Hannah John-Kamen (Central School of Speech and Drama))
Luke Jerdy (Manchester School of Theatre)
Harry Livingstone (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School)

Nineteen accredited Drama schools and colleges took part - a total of 76 students.

Chaired by Sally Avens, Executive Producer Radio Drama, the judges comprised Peter Kavanagh, Michelle Braidman, Alex Jennings and Rebecca Wilmshurst.

Hearty congratulations to all finalists and especially to Alex, Francine, Adam and RIkki with whom we look forward to working in the summer.

Special Commendations:

For Best Team Exercise - 7 colleges share this year:

Drama Studio, London
Guildhall School
Rose Bruford College
Mountview Academy
Arts Educational
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Special commendation for excellent prose sight-reading:

Name College Extract from
Robert Elkin Royal Scottish Academy Keats’ letter
Daniel Easton RADA Keats’ letter
Kieran E Sims Mountview Frankenstein
Anna Tierney Drama Centre Jane Eyre
Rikki Lawton Guildford SA Keats’ Letter
Luke Jerdy Manchester Alice in Wonderland
Francine Chamberline Italia Conti Alice in Wonderland
Stephanie Roberts Italia Conti Oliver Twist
Will Tudor Central Keats’ letter
Hannah John-Kamen Central Alice in Wonderland

Special commendation for excellent Shakespeare or classic solo:

Name College Character
Padraig Wallace Royal Welsh College Giovanni
Adam Billington Rose Bruford Macbeth
Harry Livingstone BOVTS Richard III
Esther-Grace Button E15 Juliet
Alex Rivers E15 Lady Macbeth

Special commendation for other outstanding solos:

Name College Character   
Yolanda Kettle LAMDA Laura
Sam Taylor LAMDA Adam
Eddie Arnold Drama Studio London Ralph
Kirsty Oswald Rose Bruford Lizzie Borden
Kieran E Sims Mountview Arthur
Damien Molony Drama Centre Pato
Rikki Lawton Guildford SA Cabbie
Robert Saunders ALRA Jim
Heather Dutton ALRA Bernadette

Special commendation for outstanding duologues:

Name Extract from College
Jonathan Howard/Yolanda Kettle How Love is Spelt
By Chloe Moss
Jessica Carroll/Sam Taylor Love and Money
By Dennis Kelly
Gwawr Loader/Sion Ifan Losing Louis
By Simon Mendes Da Costa
Royal Welsh College
Padraig Wallace/Katy Sobey Other Hands
Laura Wade
Royal Welsh College
Alex Mugnaioni/Adam Billington Other People
By Cristopher Shinn
Rose Bruford
Kirsty Oswald/Jill McAusland Borders of Paradise
By Sharman MacDonald
Rose Bruford
Kieran E Sims/Rose Robinson The Pillowman
By Martin McDonagh
Damien Molony/Anna Tierney The Whisky Taster
By James Graham
Drama Centre
Rikki Lawton/Daniel Hanbridge Dogs Barking
By Richard Zajdlic
Guildford SA
Daisy May/Joe Forte Punk Rock
By Simon Stephens
Arts Ed
Gemma Lawrence/Harry Livingstone Bad Jazz
By Robert Farquhar
Jenny Johns/Joshua Manning What if it’s raining
By Anthony Minghella

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