Mary-Jean Caldwell

Award: Ian Fleming Award

Year: 2017

Genre: Musical Theatre

Location: South East


At age 7, I started to attend Stagecoach in my hometown Leicester and then shortly after went on to train my voice in singing privately. During the years of 2010-2014 I was heavily involved with the Curve Theatre in Leicester. At age 12, I played a child in the Christmas professional production of ‘The King and I’ directed by Paul Kerryson. From then on, I was involved with every summer community production being cast in roles such as ‘Nancy’ in Oliver!, ‘Mrs Lovett’ in Sweeney Todd, ‘Maureen’ in RENT and ‘Miss Hannigan’ in Annie. These memorable summers were very special to me as I was lucky enough to learn how to work in a professional environment from a young age. I was then fortunate enough to be offered a place at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts whilst doing my A levels. Whilst at Tring Park I played the roles of Drowsy in 'The Drowsy Chaperone' and Adelaide in 'Guys and Dolls'. I was awarded the Musical Theatre cup both years I was there. In my second year of Tring I auditioned for Drama Schools and I was very honoured to get offered places at GSA, Mountview and The Central School of Speech and Acting. I have since attended The Guildford School of Acting and will be going into my third and final year this September. Since training I have also been appointed the position of a Drama teacher at Stagecoach Bracknell North.