UPDATED 15/06: We have now learned that Ellis has chosen to study at LAMDA in September. The school is extremely prestigious, with notable alumni including Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Harris and Ruth Wilson. We wish Ellis all the best for the future! Look out for a full write-up from Ellis in the next Annual Review, published in October.
UPDATED 31/03: In the last few days, we have learned that Ellis has been offered a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, giving him the opportunity to choose between three of the best drama schools in the UK. Sincere congratulations to him.
ORIGINAL STORY: We were delighted to receive notice that Year 13’s Ellis Bloom has received an offer to study a stage management course at the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Art (RADA), one of the most prestigious drama schools in the world. This follows his previous acceptance to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), another of the most renowned drama schools in the country. Ellis also has a final recall to Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the next few months.
Ellis has had an interest in stage management for many years and has honed his craft in school with the help of the drama department and in particular Mrs Davies Jones, who was a stage manager in the West End for ten years, working on shows such as Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers’. Ellis has been the stage manager for a number of school productions, including ‘The Government Inspector’ (2013), ‘Great Expectations’ (2014) and ‘It’s A Wonderful Life!’ (2015).
We wish Ellis all the best as he pursues his dream of working in the theatre. We have no doubt that Ellis’ outstanding work rate, commitment and dedication will make him a great fit for this career.