Brooksby Melton College Performing Arts alumni have gone on to star in an impressive range of professional theatre shows, both in London’s West End and across the nation.
As a specialist Performing Arts College, BMC has a reputation for producing screen and stage actors of an exceedingly high calibre.
George Tebbutt, Sam Fogell, Shekinah McFarlane, and Christopher Tendai are amongst successful BMC alumni who are currently performing in London Theatres. Notably, George Tebbutt and Sam Fogell are performing in West End productions of Les Misérables and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, respectively.
In addition, Norton James is travelling across the country performing in the national tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot, in which he stars as Sir Galahad.
As well as starring on-stage, Performing Arts students from BMC have also gone on to gain prominent behind the scenes roles, with Emma Cowley currently working as a producer on the incredibly popular reality dating show Love Island.
Sam Fogell, BMC alumni who stars in The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, said ‘I studied Acting at BMC from 2009-2011. I really thrived in the learning environment at the College as the lecturers, facilities and my fellow students were all fantastic. I am still in contact with many of the friends I made at BMC to this day.
After studying at BMC I went on to study Acting and Physical Theatre at East 15. Studying at BMC equipped me with the skills and confidence to be successful when auditioning for drama school. Since completing my studies, I have been performing on stage in ‘The Comedy About a Bank Robbery’, and I have recently found out that I have been selected to move up to the lead role in the production, which is fantastic for my CV! Working within the industry has already taught me so many valuable things, including the importance of working hard, particularly when preparing for auditions!
In the future, I hope to continue working on new and exciting projects, as I still have lots to learn about this exciting and dynamic industry. I would absolutely recommend Performing Arts courses at BMC to future students – the fond memories that I have of my time at the College still bring a smile to my face.’
Ross Woods, Programme Manager of Performing Arts and Creative Media Production at BMC, commented ‘We are incredibly proud of the achievements of our Performing Arts alumni. Whether working on the West End stage, touring, filming, teaching, modelling, choreographing, directing, writing or producing, our students have shown dedication, professionalism and true passion for the arts; qualities that we strive to instil in all of our students.’
BMC’s recent college-wide investment of £27.7 million has provided Performing Arts students with state-of-the-art rehearsal and performance studios. In addition, BMC’s Melton Campus is home to Melton Theatre, a fully commercial theatre that allows students to gain valuable performing experience in a real theatre environment.
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