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Performing arts experts guide students in new E4 reality show

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RADA’s former head of acting, Jennie Buckman, and LAMDA teacher Aaron Mullen will share their expertise with aspiring actors as part of a new E4 reality show.

E4 School of Performing Arts will see 24 young people compete to win one of three scholarships at top performing arts schools.

The 24 will be split into three faculties – singer/songwriting, dancing and acting, with one from each faculty winning a scholarship.

The eight acting students will be mentored by Buckman, who during her time at RADA taught the likes of Sean Bean and Ioan Gruffudd, and Mullen, who as a professional director has worked on plays by David Mamet and Harold Pinter.

The singing students will be mentored by vocal coach David Laudat, who worked with East 17 in 1996 before training The Spice Girls for their first live dates and world tour, and songwriter Toby Jepson.

Italia Conti head of musical production Bonnie Lythgoe and Odette Perdrisat, dance teacher from The BRIT School of Performing Arts, will teach the eight dance students.

E4 School of Performing Arts is made by production company Silver River and will run on E4 for six weeks, starting at the end of September.

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