Cara Cossey (top), William Phillips and Sophie Tucker (bottom) celebrate in the dance studio at Tresham College.

Students from Tresham College could soon be ‘tripping the light fantastic’ after winning places at two of the most esteemed acting schools in the country.

All studying Musical Theatre, the talented teenagers auditioned and won places at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Britain’s longest established acting school and East 15 Acting School, where past students include award winning Alison Steadman OBE.  

Cara Cossey, 17 from Rothwell and William Phillips, 18 from Burton Latimer won places at Italia Conti in London where they will study all aspects of performance arts.  Sophie Tucker, 17 from Rushton is heading to East 15, where they have trained actors for over 50 years.

Cara Cossey caught the acting bug after her first school play: “I love to act but we will also experience all the behind the scenes skills which are essential, performing is the smallest part of any production. Our course at Tresham has laid the foundation, our teachers’ insight and experience has really helped.”

All of the Musical Theatre students have achieved their goals this year with some choosing to stay on at Tresham College to take the Higher National Diploma, the first two years of a degree level course.

“We are so proud of all our students this year, they have worked hard as a supportive team, helping each other along the way. It is an amazing achievement to win places at two of the country’s top drama schools, but well deserved,” said Performing Arts Lecturer at Tresham College, Kim Laughton.

Tresham College offers a wide range of courses in Music and Performing Arts, based at its Kettering Campus.  Students benefit from a 165-seater theatre, dance studio, music and TV suite all kitted out with state-of-the-art equipment.  

Tresham College is part of The Bedford College Group since a merger in August 2017 and is now the No 1 work-related training provider in the region.

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