Jade Amber Shepheard, 21, from Whitstable in Kent and Tajorn Brown, 21, from Battersea in south London, have won The Stage Scholarships at Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (each worth £9,000) and will be attending the company’s accelerated two-year actor training programme.
Jade said: “When I found out I had gained a scholarship, I was overjoyed. I knew I would finally be able to train with other like-minded creatives at a theatre company where students are treated as true individuals.
“I have always wanted to train full-time in London, but with the cost of living and fees, there was simply no way I could afford it. Now I have the opportunity to gain the training I need to pursue my acting career and I am so grateful for this chance,” she added.
Tajorn said: “Winning The Stage Scholarship at Fourth Monkey shows me that hard work and being daring with your creativity pays off. For me, Fourth Monkey is the perfect place to foster my growth as a actor.”