The 2018 competition will take place on Sunday, May 13th
Deadline for entries is Sunday, April 29th
The AESS with the Toni V Fell Musical Charitable Trust offers The Fell Musical Theatre Prize of £1,000 – 1st Prize, £500 – 2nd Prize and £250 – 3rd Prize to be held in London on Sunday, May 13th 2018 at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, 1 Nutford Place, London W1H 5YZ.
Selected prize winners will be offered the opportunity to perform in the AESS’s Prize Winners Concert in December 2018 as part of The London Song Festival.
The judges will be confirmed in due course.
To download an information pack and booking form, please click here
Competitors must be between 18-25 years old, of any nationality and be in full time training or preparing for a career in Musical Theatre. Competitors are required to perform a song and a scene/speech as a sequence in the original English which can come from any source and be presented in any order or imaginatively combined; they do not have to be from the same source. There must be a smooth transition between the two elements as though performing within the context of Musical Theatre and appropriate movement may be included as part of the performance.
The judges will be looking for clarity of expression, fluency of delivery, imaginative use of material and an ability to take the audience on a dramatic journey.
The programme should not exceed eight minutes. The adjudicators will require a copy of both the scene/speech and the song. Costume/props may be used.
Applications must be received by April 29th 2018. There is a non-refundable entrance fee of £20 (cheques payable to the AESS) which should be sent with the application form to The Administrator, AESS TVF Competition, 1 Hillfield Road, London, NW6 1QD.
Previous winners of this competition are not eligible to enter a second time.
Feedback from the judges will be given to all entrants as soon as is practicable.
To learn more about the Toni V Fell Trust visit: www.tonifelltrust.org
The 2016 winner, Jess Peet, has written of her experience in the competition which entrants may find useful. Read it here