Adjudicators - 26th March 2023
Please find below details of our fantastic musical theatre adjudicators for this year's festival.
Bryan will be adjudicating all of our Musical Theatre classes this year.
He studied at the Royal College of Music, London, and the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. He has homes in London and Worcester, having spent some years abroad, performing in continental opera houses. He is a Vocal Professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, runs a private practice, gives workshops (‘belting’ to audition techniques), performs, adjudicates, and works as a ski instructor! Performances include tv and radio broadcasts, opera, oratorio and recital.
In 2005, Bryan was selected to become an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals. Adjudication has since taken him to many Festivals around the UK and Ireland, and also to Hong Kong, Gibraltar and Trinidad & Tobago. In 2012, Bryan was invited to become a music examiner; his most recent examining work was in Malaysia for classical music, and Thailand for Rock and Pop.
Bryan is very happy to consider adjudication online, and in fact is very much enjoying seeing and hearing performers again!
His hobbies include all theatre, gardening, skiing and walking.
Scott Sutcliffe will be leading our new Musical Theatre workshops this year! He grew up in Liverpool where he found his love for Musical Theatre. He then went on to train at Arts Educational Schools London where his credits included Winthrop in ‘The Music Man’, cover Robbie in ‘Soho Cinders’ and Frederick in ‘Pirates of Penzance’.
Theatre Credits since graduating include: cover Pepper in ‘Mamma Mia!’ (Novello Theatre West End), Elder Smith in ‘The Book of Mormon’ (Prince of Wales Theatre West End), 1st Cover Boq in ‘Wicked the Musical’ (Victoria Apollo West End), Boy in ‘The Selfish Giant’ (Vaudeville Theatre West End), Ensemble in ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ (Kilworth House Theatre) and many more.
Scott also won the prize for Best Choreography at West End Eurovision in 2018.
Scott has an extensive teaching CV, travelling the country to teach masterclasses to young students and degree students. This includes at Pineapple dance studios, Base studios London, LMA, ArtsEd, Dance Works and many more.