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TALENTED young performers in Merseyside are being encouraged to audition for a place on a prestigious threeyear musical theatre training course, which will be funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber scholarship is being launched at Liverpool Theatre School to help gifted young performers who may struggle to afford the fees of professional training, which can cost around PS36,000.

The first round of auditions, open to young people over 16, will take place on April 22 at Liverpool Theatre School.

Top West End casting director, David Grindrod, who worked alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber on TV shows Any Dream Will Do and Over the Rainbow, will be involved in making the final selection on the basis of merit and financial circumstances.

Leading casting director Mr Grindrod, who has worked on Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals since the 1990s, said: "During the auditions, I will be on the look-out for a rising star who can demonstrate the right level of skill, ambition and enthusiasm to work in the industry.

"I am really looking forward to uncovering some real talent that can be nurtured and developed."

Liverpool Theatre School is just one of 10 stage schools in the country to offer the scholarship.

The bursary, worth more than PS12,000 a year over three years, will cover the fees of a full-time Trinity College London diploma in professional musical theatre.

| Visit for further information and to register for an audition for the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation scholarship.

Here's how to get in touch: email: Write to: Communities Team, Liverpool ECHO, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool L69 3EB Facebook: www.facebook. com/YOURECHOCOMMUNITIES

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 14, 2018
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