Weston College students impress on stage

PUBLISHED: 12:00 12 October 2015

The performing arts workshop at Weston College.

The performing arts workshop at Weston College.

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STUDENTS from Weston College have impressed a London agent with their talents so much he has expanded his business to cover the town.

David Stinson, who runs David Stinson Agency (DSA), visited the college in Weston-super-Mare to run a musical theatre workshop.

He was so impressed with the students’ work he has now decided to create a dedicated South West branch of DSA.

The move means students at the college will be some of the first in the region to have the opportunity to be represented by a professional agent, while studying for their degrees at the same time.

The college’s programme coordinator for musical theatre Sylvia Lane said: “We are very proud at the college’s Wessex Academy of Performing Arts to be focussed on employment and industry experience in order for students to gain the highest level of expertise.

“The academy is well connected with high-profile industry professionals and employers, including West End performers.”

The degree courses are provided in partnership with Bath Spa University and are practical, performance-based courses.

Previous students have gone on to perform on the West End, for touring companies and made appearances at festivals and theatre fringe around the world.

Mr Stinson said: “I was extremely impressed with the level of enthusiasm, technique and talent of the students. I am delighted to have appointed a representative of my agency with a view to expanding into the South West.”

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