Central is pleased to share some of the many recent successes of its students and alumni.
Final year Acting Musical Theatre
and Acting Collaborative and Devised Theatre
students Julianna Jennings
and Karl Queensborough
have both been named as runners up for the prestigious BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Awards
. Named after one of Radio's most distinguished actors, the Carleton Hobbs initiative has been run by BBC Radio Drama every year since 1953. In its time, the competition has launched the careers of 184 outstanding graduating students. The Carleton Hobbs bursary is aimed at students graduating from undergraduate or postgraduate courses which are run by accredited drama schools across the UK. Via the scheme, distinctive, versatile radio voices are sought to form the a nucleus of new talent within the autumn season's Radio Drama Company.
Second Year Acting
student Alfrun Gisladottir has been announced as this year’s winner of the 2015 Scottish Daily Mail Awards
. The award will assist with production costs and will enable Alfrun’s theatre company Raspberry Tart Ltd. to take the original show The Lost Art of Art’
to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Ana Sofia Londono, a graduate of Central's MA Scenography
course, has been shortlisted for a European Opera Prize; Directing and Design. The competition is aimed at young directors and production teams aged up to 35, and is awarded every two years to the best production and design concept for an operatic work selected and communicated in advance. The winners receive prizes of a total amount of 30,000 Euros. The European Opera Prize also gives the winning team the opportunity to stage their concept in a renowned European opera house.
Congratulations to all of our students and alumni on these fantastic achievements!