Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

I’m writing to thank you for your financial support. Going to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art had always been an ambition of mine, with their exceptional acting training and immense historical importance.

The Bromsgrove Institute Trust helped me to purchase essential training gear, books and scripts, allowing me to develop myself as a theatre practitioner, with skills that will always be useful in the industry. My education at RADA was no less than life changing, and I can’t thank the Trust enough for allowing me to pursue this path.

Since graduating, I have devised and performed a show with a new theatre company at the Bloomsbury Festival, London, and we are currently in the process of producing our second show, with the plan to develop and share the work in London and Paris. I have also now created workshops for young writers, sharing the knowledge I gained from top industry professionals at RADA.

Giving young people the opportunity to learn and achieve excellence inevitably changes society for the better. I encourage anyone who is struggling to overcome financial barriers to apply for this grant; there are so many exceptional individuals in this area who, given the opportunity, could excel.

Once more, many thanks to the trustees at the Bromsgrove Institute.

Emily Taylor