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The Stage/Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Scholarship winners 2015

Scholarship winners Marilyn Nadebe and Alice Lucy Scholarship winners Marilyn Nadebe and Alice Lucy

Twenty-three-year-old Marilyn Nadebe, from London, and Alice Lucy, 18, from Romsey, have won The Stage/Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Scholarship, and will receive 50% funding towards attending the two-year rep actor training programme.

Marilyn said: “Being awarded The Stage Scholarship feels like winning the lottery – no, even better, because this wasn’t a game of chance. It’s empowering knowing that the team of practitioners saw potential in me and believed that I was good enough.

“The scholarship enables me to continue developing my professional abilities under the guidance of the reputable Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. It also gives me the opportunity to learn first-hand about physical and repertory theatre – areas that I have been interested in for a long time.

“I look forward to starting training and to becoming a part of the Monkey family. I know it’s going to be hard work, but I’m ready for it.”

Alice said: “I am so grateful to The Stage and Fourth Monkey for awarding me with this scholarship. The award has given me the opportunity to study my vocation and passion with an institution I admire hugely.

“Fourth Monkey has an exciting ethos regarding the arts, the course content and structure look outstanding, and I am so thrilled to be a part of their next generation. I intend to make everyone who has supported my future proud, especially The Stage and Fourth Monkey for their belief in me. Thank you for the opportunity to continue my journey towards a career in the arts.”

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