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Musical Theatre Student receives prestigious Laurence Olivier Award Bursary

Thu 15 June 2017

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is pleased to announce that Laura Barnard, second year Musical Theatre student, has won a prestigious Laurence Olivier Award Bursary.

Established by Society of London Theatres (SOLT) in 1987 in honour of the 80th birthday of Lord Olivier, the Laurence Olivier Bursaries aim to provide financial support to exceptional students. To be eligible students must be entering their final year of drama school and facing financial difficulties in continuing their studies.

Laura commented –

“I couldn’t be more honoured to receive such a prestigious award to support my studies as I start to think about my professional career in musical theatre. The audition day was intense and there were students from some of the top drama schools in Britain, but it was such a brilliant experience getting to sing on a West End stage. I am so thankful to the casting directors and panel for supporting my future and believing in me enough to support my future endeavours. I am also extremely proud to be putting the Trinity Laban name out there!”

Laura will be playing the role of Penelope Pennywise in the BAMT year 2 production of Urinetown at Stratford Circus on the 15th – 17th June 2017. For more information and to find out how to book tickets, please visit our What’s On pages

Image: Urinetown (Credit: James Keates)