Subjects at Priestley :BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts and A-Level PE
Destination :Guildford School of Acting to study Musical Theatre
EVAN Sutton discovered his talent for the stage after suffering a rugby injury and after studying at Priestley headed to one of the UK’s top theatre schools.
Evan, from Abram, collected three Distinction* in his BTECs and went on to Guildford School of Acting to study Musical Theatre. He also secured a bursary of £3,000 to help fund his studies.
After collecting his results he explained how he took to the stage at Golborne High School after a shoulder injury meant he missed trials for Warrington Wolves.
“I was feeling down and a mate asked me to audition for the school show and we both ended up getting lead parts,” he said.
“From that moment I fell in love with the stage and the feeling I get from an audience and performing.”
Evan honed and developed his abilities at Priestley College with the support of tutors and inspiration from fellow students.
His skills as a dancer improved with hard work and his all-round skill saw him take one of the leading roles in the college’s end-of-year production of In The Heights.
More than 20 offers came from the UK’s top theatre schools to his fellow cast members and backstage crew on that show.
“We all helped one another with our auditions and offered each other support throughout our time at Priestley,” he said.
“I improved in all disciplines thanks to the support of my tutors and help from my friends on the course.”