Nigel Seale Spotlight Bursary 2021

In memory of Spotlight’s Nigel Seale, we created the Spotlight Bursary in 2020 as a lasting legacy in his honour.

As a passionate supporter of new acting talent Nigel was instrumental in setting up Spotlight Graduates to ensure those performers just leaving drama school had a dedicated focus at the point at which they entered the industry.  Since 1980 we have offered customised support to Spotlight Graduates who are in the process of completing their training and which culminates in the annual Spotlight Prize.

This bursary of £1000, however, is intended to assist a performer who wants to begin their professional training but who may need a little help and support in getting there.

For 2021 we have once more partnered with Open Door whose mission is to work with performers aged 18-26, and who are serious about pursuing a career in acting. 

The bursary, awarded this year to Perry Brookes, is to assist in covering some of their expenses at drama school and reduce any financial strain as they are starting out.

Congratulations to Perry - we can't wait to see how he progresses in his career!