West End composer inspires young students to be future Andrew Lloyd-Webbers

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Inspiring West End composer Stuart Brayson paid a visit to The King Alfred School Academy for their half-term Guys & Dolls rehearsal. 

Stuart Brayson currently works with Sir Tim Rice, including on his recent musical ‘From Here To Eternity’. 
The composer spoke positively about what he had seen from the budding drama students, and was kind enough to offer some guidance to the budding stars.

Head of Music & Head of Creative Arts Laura Whiteoak said “Stuart was really inspirational to our students and he spoke well about what it takes to make it within the West End”.
Stuart said “I loved being in Somerset, reliving many of my childhood holiday memories, and what a joy to see and hear so many talented youngsters being excited and passionate about musical theatre. 

“I was made very welcome by both young and old(er) throughout my trip. The Evening at the McMillan was a joy superbly organised by the incredible Tal Barrett and RE Act. 

“The talented students showed huge promise. I wish I could have stayed to see their Guys and Dolls which looked fantastic. I hope to return soon to see them perhaps perform one of my musicals. The future of musical theatre in Somerset looks very bright indeed.”

To find out more about Stuart, visit https://www.stuartbrayson.co.uk


Cerrie Williams