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The Stage/CPA Studios Scholarship winner 2016

Donal Brennan Donal Brennan

Donal Brennan, 23, from Howth in Dublin, Ireland, has won The Stage/CPA Studios Scholarship, and as a result will receive £26,461 (85%) funding towards attending the three-year full-time musical theatre diploma course.

Donal said: “The scholarship means the absolute world to me. When I got the letter informing me that I was the winner, I couldn’t contain my joy.

“Musical theatre is all I’ve wanted to do since I was young, and I’ve always wanted to go to London to study. However, the funds worried me, so I decided to study in Ireland instead.

I’ve always wanted to go to London to study. Now I have won the scholarship, I can

“Now I have been awarded the scholarship, I am ecstatic because I get to go to London and study there. I wish to better my craft and hopefully one day to achieve my dreams of performing in the West End.”