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Lauren Samuels

Lauren took third place in BBC's Over the Rainbow and is now starring in Grease in London's West End.

Lauren Samuels (photograph courtesy of the BBC)Laurenrehearsingatcollege

Lauren was a finalist in BBC's Over the Rainbow, the search for Dorothy.

She recently played Sandy in Grease in the West End.

Lauren Samuels is a former National Diploma Performing Arts 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.

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 Samuels in other news...

Ex-College Student Finalist on BBC's Over The Rainbow

Ex-College Student Finalist on BBC's Over The Rainbow
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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)!
Release Date
Last Year

Alumni Lauren Samuels Plays the Female Lead in Queen-Inspired Musical 'We Will Rock You'

Alumni Lauren Samuels Plays the Female Lead in Queen-Inspired Musical 'We Will Rock You'
Description
Former Stratford College Warwickshire Performing Arts student Lauren Samuels stars in West End show.
Release Date
Last Year

New Musical Theatre Course

New Musical Theatre Course
Description
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!
Release Date
Last Year
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