West End star Lauren studied on a BTEC National Diploma Performing Arts - Musical Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon College from 2004 - 2006.
Lauren is a former National Diploma Performing Arts Musical Theatre student who left Stratford-upon-Avon College in 2006 (better known to college staff as Lauren Bonner). Lauren took part in many college productions including Little Me. After leaving the college, Lauren continued to study Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting.
Lauren was a finalist in the BBC's Over the Rainbow before making her debut on the West End in 2010 as Sandy in the London production of Grease. Recent Lauren was cast in the role of Scaramouche in We Wil Rock You at the Dominion Theatre London and went on to tour with the show across the UK.
Edward Pinner, Curriculum Area Manager for Performing Arts at Stratford-upon-Avon College said, “We are all delighted to see Lauren doing so well and it is fantastic that her career is going from strength to strength. Her participation in Over the Rainbow has raised her profile to stratospheric levels and many new doors will open for her."
(Photograph courtesy of the BBC.)
Lauren in other news...
- Former Stratford College Warwickshire Performing Arts student Lauren Samuels stars in West End show.
- Stratford-upon-Avon College will now be running the Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts – Musical Theatre. The College has had numerous successes in Musical Theatre with ex-students Lauren Samuels, Ashley Nottingham, and Nathaniel Morrison to name but a few!
- The ten finalists in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Over The Rainbow, the search for a new star to play Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz, have been chosen! And they include… Lauren Samuels, 22, Former National Diploma Performing Arts student (better known to college staff as Lauren Bonner)!