Search

Award boost for talented actress

11:00 18 August 2012

Up and coming actress Bethany Springall who has been presented with the Norwich Theatre Royal

Up and coming actress Bethany Springall who has been presented with the Norwich Theatre Royal's Cleminson Award by chief executive Peter Wilson and will now study at Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Archant Norfolk

A talented young actress has received an award from Norwich Theatre Royal to help fund her studies at a top London drama school.

Bethany Springall, 19, first discovered her love of the stage at the Theatre Royal and she said she was delighted to receive the Cleminson Award of £3,000 as she embarks on a BA in acting at the Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts.

The award is named after the late Sir James Cleminson, a past Theatre Royal chairman credited with saving the venue in the 1990s.

Miss Springall, a former Notre Dame High School pupil who originally joined the theatre’s arts courses just to keep a friend company, said: “It is fantastic to receive this award because I have been part of the Theatre Royal Arts courses since I was seven. I have learnt so much from the arts courses and to have the Theatre Royal recognise your achievements is really nice. I would like to say a big thank you.”

Among her favourite roles she has played at the Theatre Royal are Glinda in Dorothy and the Princess of Oz, and Wendla in Spring Awakening.

She hopes to pursue a career in London’s West End and perform with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

Theatre Royal chief executive Peter Wilson said he thought Miss Springall had a tremendous future ahead of her, and spoke of the need for arts organisations in the east to work together to set up an accredited theatre school so talented performers do not always need to move to London to follow their ambitions.

Are you involved in a new arts project in Norwich? Call Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email emma.knights@archant.co.uk

0 comments

Other news

Yesterday, 19:03
Police believe the two suspects may have been working as part of a larger team. Picture: Ian Burt

Detectives investigating the attempted abduction of an RAF Marham officer on Wednesday said on Saturday the suspects were probably working as part of a larger team.

Yesterday, 08:00
EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2015 at St Andrews Hall, Norwich. Special Recognition Award winners  the Norfolk D-Day Veterans. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Whether young, old or somewhere in between, everybody has the opportunity to contribute to our community and help make it a better place to live.

Yesterday, 06:27
Words Across the Wensum in Fakenham. Pictured are (from left) Jenny Cunningham, Mel Harris, Julia Sandford-Cooke and Heather De Lyon. Picture: Ian Burt

You could learn about how to send your first tweet, write your memoirs or a TV blockbuster.

Fri, 06:27
From left Liam O'Sullivan, Sam Papworth and Neil Sturman with a Harley davidson at gallery Bistro in Fakenham. Picture: Chris Bishop.

Five hundred Harley Davidsons will thunder through Fakenham next week, as owners show off their steeds.

Most Read

Fri, 06:27
From left Liam O'Sullivan, Sam Papworth and Neil Sturman with a Harley davidson at gallery Bistro in Fakenham. Picture: Chris Bishop.

Five hundred Harley Davidsons will thunder through Fakenham next week, as owners show off their steeds.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:27
Words Across the Wensum in Fakenham. Pictured are (from left) Jenny Cunningham, Mel Harris, Julia Sandford-Cooke and Heather De Lyon. Picture: Ian Burt

You could learn about how to send your first tweet, write your memoirs or a TV blockbuster.

Read more
Richard Crook
Thu, 11:06
Sarah Green has opened her own florists in Great Dunham. Picture: Ian Burt

A woman hopes her new business will bring the sweet smell of success.

Read more
Sarah Green
Yesterday, 19:03
Police believe the two suspects may have been working as part of a larger team. Picture: Ian Burt

Detectives investigating the attempted abduction of an RAF Marham officer on Wednesday said on Saturday the suspects were probably working as part of a larger team.

Read more
King's Lynn
Thu, 09:35
Kinnerton needs 100 extra staff for its production line in Fakenham.

The town’s biggest employer says it is looking to invest for the future by increasing its permanent workforce in the town.

Read more
Fakenham

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 24°C

min temp: 18°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up