The Fell Musical Theatre Prize 2018

The 2018 competition will take place on TBC

Deadline for entries is TBC

The 2017 prospectus is given as a guide

The AESS with the Toni V Fell Musical Charitable Trust offers The Fell Musical Theatre Prize of £1,000 to be held in London on Sunday, May 14th 2017 at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, 1 Nutford Place, London W1H 5YZ.

The AESS is pleased to announce that the judges will be the musical theatre singer/actress Ria Jones, and the stage director Dominic Shaw.

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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; 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 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 2017. 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.

AESS Fell Prize for musical Theatre Previous Winners

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:

The 2016 winner, Jess Peet, has written of her experience in the competition which entrants may find useful. Read it here