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BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award 2012 Winners
The 2012 Carleton Hobbs' bursaries have been awarded to:

ELEANOR CROOKS (Arts Educational Schools)
STEPHANIE RACINE (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School)
WILL HOWARD (Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama)
ADAM NAGAITIS (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)


They will join the Radio Drama Company on Saturday 21st July 2012.

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:

EMMA HOOK (Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts)
KATHERINE PEARCE (Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama)
BRIAN FENTON (Oxford School of Drama)
JOSHUA SILVER (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)

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

Chaired by Marion Nancarrow, Executive Producer Radio Drama, the judges comprised Sasha Yevtushenko, Craig Sills, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Rebecca Wilmshurst.

Hearty congratulations to all finalists and especially to Eleanor, Stephanie, Adam and Will with whom we look forward to working in the summer.

Special Commendations:

For Best Team Exercise - 3 colleges share this year:

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and the Academy for Live and Recorded Arts

Individual commendations:

Name College
NADIA HYNES Arts Educational
FIONNUALA KENNEDY LAMDA
KATHERINE ROSE MORLEY Guildhall School
ROCHENDA SANDALL RADA
ALEXIS WHITE ALRA
PAAPA ESSIEDU Guildhall School
OBIAMA UGOALA Drama Centre
MATT WATSON Arts Educational


Best solo in Shakespeare/or Classic Theatre category:

Name Character College
Adam Nagaitis Hamlet RADA


Special commendation for excellent prose sight-reading:

Name Text College
Matthew Cavendish Dracula LAMDA
Stephanie Racine Sketches by Boz BOVTS
Sophie Barker Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's Letter EAST 15
Adam Patrick Boakes Lee ROSE BRUFORD
Katie Norris The Elephant's Child MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY


For other outstanding solo work:

Name Character College
Esh Alladi Anish LAMDA
Fionnuala Kennedy Mrs Grigson LAMDA
Jessica Hayles La Puta Royal Welsh
Will Howard Paul Royal Welsh
Gillian Saker Megan Royal Welsh
Brian Fenton Johnny Oxford School of Drama
Anna Lukis Rose Oxford School of Drama
Elliot Fitzpatrick Tom Birmingham School of Drama
Helen Reuben Lynette `Squeaky’ Fromme Birmingham School of Drama
Aveen Stewart Maureen Guildford SA
Adam Nagaitis Buddy RADA
Rochenda Sandall Sarah RADA
Josh Silver Elliott RADA
Josh Silver Curt RADA
Murray James James Arts Ed
Eleanor Crooks Mamta Arts Ed
Matt Watson Ray Arts Ed
Emma Hook Pearl Italia Conti
Jack Gogarty Tom Italia Conti
Stephanie Georgeson Zelda ALRA


For the outstanding duologues:

Name Extract from College
Will Howard/Gillian Saker My Romantic History
By D C Jackson
Royal Welsh
Katherine Rose Morley/Sion Alun Davies A History of Falling Things
By James Graham
Guildhall
Laura Kirman/Natalia Torres Duck
By Stella Feehily
Rose Bruford
Brian Fenton/Eleanor Cox Moment
By Deirdre Kinahan
Oxford School
Rochenda Sandall/Joshua Silver Killing the Cat
By David Spencer
RADA
Eleanor Crooks/Matt Watson Kiss Me Like you Mean It
By Sharman MacDonald
Arts Ed
Nadia Hynes/Murray James The Village Bike
By Penelope Skinner
Arts Ed
Alexis White/Felix O’Brien Cotton Wool
By Mark Schultz
ALRA




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