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Musical Theatre students from Northampton College hope to swap Booth Lane for Broadway having secured places at some of the country’s leading stage schools.

A total of nine Level Three students are now set for the big time – following in the footsteps of some of the biggest stars of stage and screen.

The group will take their places at specialist stage schools across the country and all said their time at Northampton College helped prepare them for their future career.

Adrianne Langley, aged 18, will head off to London Studio Centre later this year and said: “The confidence the course has given me is amazing. I didn’t even know this was what I wanted to do when I started but the teaching has been amazing and got me to a position where I can impress at auditions.”

Lewis Pittam, aged 18, has landed a place at the Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford. He said: “You can really see the progression in all of us this year, the change is incredible. We are all more confident as both performers and people. I’ve had an amazing time and worked really hard. It’s nice to get the rewards and see that work paying off.”

The students recently took to the stage at the Cripps Theatre, under the guidance of voice coach Natalie Evans, to perform a sell-out show featuring songs from musicals including Sister Act, Chicago and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Musical Theatre tutor Suzanne Bushen said: “I’m incredibly proud of this group, they have worked so hard over the past year and for nine of them to now be going on to some of the country’s leading stage schools is a huge feather in everyone’s cap.

“I’m confident we have got some stars of the future in their group and I will be following their careers with interest. They have all got the talent and work ethic to make it to the very top.”

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Full list of students and their stage school destinations:

Adrianne Langley, London Studio Centre

Kyra Adams, Millennium Performing Arts

Emily Barlow, Mountview Academy

Lauren Moody, Mountview Academy

Ryan Mclean, Guildford School of Acting

Lewis Pittam, Performance Preparation Academy

Bayley Richardson, Chichester University

Jaz Nottingham, Performance Preparation Academy

Erin Anderson, Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama