AESS Timothy West & Prunella Scales Speech Prize for Actors Final

THE TIMOTHY WEST & PRUNELLA SCALES SPEECH PRIZE FOR ACTORS INAUGURAL COMPETITION 2017
1st Prize £750 2nd Prize £500 3rd Prize £250

Saturday 29th April at 2.00pm

Central Bankside Campus

4 – 8 Emerson Street London SE1 9DU

Panel of Judges:

Timothy West Jonathan Courage Rosamund Shelley

Programme

The actors were representing the following colleges; Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, the London Drama Studio, Royal Academy of Music Musical Theatre Course, East15, Guildford School of Acting and the London College of Music BA Acting Course.

In summing up after their deliberations, the judges mentioned the importance of the actors’ connection and identification with the material being performed and the need for clarity in the delivery. It was agreed the standard was very high and the judges decided to award the prizes in the following order.

Jamie Sandersfield First Prize

Ella Hunter-Clark Second Prize

Holly Durkin Third Prize

The Association of English Singers & Speakers is most grateful to The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for allowing use of the Emerson building.

On behalf of the Association I would like to thank the adjudicators and those that judged the preliminaries:

Marilyn Cutts, Martin Parr, Jonathan Courage.

A big thank you goes to Stephen Varcoe, the competition administrator.

Lastly, I am enormously grateful to our sponsors, Timothy West and Prunella Scales for donating the 1st prize.

Sarah Leonard – Chairman

Speech Programme 2017
The audience listens attentively

Timothy West, Rosamund Shelley,Jamie Sandersfield, Holly Durkin, Ella Hunter-Clark, Jonathan Courage

The finalists and judges