West End beckons for talented Wirral performer 

A gifted student from Wallasey will have the chance to experience the magic of appearing on the West End stage this week as she performs at London’s Leicester Square Theatre.

Sydney Martingell is set to make her West End debut on 21 March, as part of Liverpool Theatre School’s graduate showcase. 

The high-flying dance student, who is tipped for future success, will show off her skills in front of an audience of talent scouts, agents and industry influencers during the prestigious theatre school’s West End performance. 

The centre of excellence boasts a long list of success stories with alumni appearing in West End musicals and touring shows such as SIX, Frozen, Blood Brothers, Wicked, and The Book of Mormon.  

Speaking on Sydney taking part in Liverpool Theatre School’s graduate showcase at the Leicester Square Theatre in London, Principal Maxine Ellis, said, “As our graduating students prepare to make their mark as professional performers, this will be an invaluable opportunity for Sydney to showcase her talent in front of the industry influencers in the audience.

“Staging our graduate showcase in London’s West End means we’re right on the doorstep of the top agents and casting directors who are on the lookout for emerging talent. Many of our former students have gone on to join the cast of West End musicals and touring shows, so we’re really looking forward to following Sydney’s professional career as one of the stars of this year’s graduate showcase.” 

Sydney Martingell

Sydney said, “I’m so excited about having the chance to perform in the West End, it’s going to be an incredible experience. I’ve worked really hard to get to this point in my training and I can’t wait to get out there and give it everything I’ve got!” 

Liverpool Theatre School, whose patrons include dance legend Wayne Sleep OBE, as well as stage and screen star Anita Dobson, provides professional training in Dance, Musical Theatre and Acting with a range of BTEC courses and elite programmes accredited by Trinity College London. Accepting only the most gifted students, places at Liverpool Theatre School are awarded through a strict audition process. 

As part of a commitment to making professional training more accessible to all young performers, particularly those from working class backgrounds, Liverpool Theatre School allocates a number of fully funded scholarships and bursaries to talented students every year.

The Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school is one of just 15 places in the country to offer the DaDAs (Dance and Drama Awards) to support students with the cost of professional training. 

Lead image: West End Beckons for Talented Liverpool Theatre School Performers: (Back Row L-R): Sydney Martingell, Jodie Flynn, Nia Calladine, Max Hayes, Harley Boote, Nia Waterfall, Lauren Andrews, (Front Row L-R): Shana Fitzgerald and Eloise Mockl. 

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