Matilda Lilly Boulay

Award: Ian Fleming Award

Year: 2020

Genre: Musical Theatre

Instrument/voice type: Mezzo soprano

Location: London School of Musical Theatre

I have been fortunate enough to gain support from Help Musicians which has enabled me to accept my place at London School of Musical Theatre and support me in starting my postgrad in January 2021.

Having previously studied a Foundation in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and recently completed the Excelerate Course at The Arts Educational Schools, I am greatly looking forward to completing my training in Musical Theatre at LSMT and beginning working in the industry.I found my training at both schools extremely inspiring and especially enjoyed collaborating with the guest directors and teachers on different project performances.

Last summer I had the privilege of playing Sally Slaton/Ensemble in National Youth Music Theatre's performance of 'Parade' at The Other Palace Theatre which was an incredible experience.
Since moving and living in London I have also been regularly taking part in Sitzprobe days with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra which is another brilliant way to learn the music to a new musical and improve my sight-reading for singing, which I thoroughly enjoy.

I am extremely grateful to Help musicians for the support they have provided which has enabled me to continue and complete my training in Musical Theatre. I am hoping to perform professionally after graduating and have plans to release my own audio books for children in the future.
Help Musicians has provided me with the support to be able to complete my professional training in Musical Theatre at LSMT, which I wouldn't have been able to fund alone. I am extremely proud to be a recipient of The Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Awards and am so grateful for the support towards my studies and future in the industry.