Success at the BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Awards

23 March 2020

We were thrilled to celebrate the success of LAMDA students earlier this month at the BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Awards, with all four actors who entered recognised by the judging panel.  

Graduating MFA student Rose Basista received the runner-up award and will be cast as a freelance actor in one of BBC Radio Drama’s autumn / winter productions. There were also commendations for the whole team. Sky Yang and Dylan Jones received commendations for their duologue Jumpers for Goalposts, Tom Claxton and Rose Basista were commended for their duologue Travesty and Rose achieved a further commendation for her monologue Loops. 

Named after one of radio’s most distinguished actors, the Carleton Hobbs initiative has been run by BBC Radio Drama every year since 1953 and has established a strong reputation for finding and encouraging those starting out on their professional acting careers. The Carleton Hobbs Bursary is aimed at students graduating from courses run by accredited drama schools across the country, with over 70 students from 19 schools across the country taking part.  

For more information about the Carleton Hobbs Bursary Awards visit the BBC website here.

Congratulations to Rose, Sky, Dylan and Tom! 

Audio work forms an integral part of training at LAMDA. Students have been developing original audio dramas with our creative partners Audible alongside taking part in audio workshops and training sessionsYou can listen to the first Audible x LAMDA pilots, GNR8T here.