Young Banbury actor lands prized RADA place

Isaac Stuart on stage
Isaac Stuart on stage
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An aspiring actor from Banbury has been accepted upon the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’s prestigious summer school.

Isaac Stuart, 17, has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to take part in the two-week intensive course to study contemporary drama.

Isaac is currently studying acting at Stratford Upon Avon College but acting students under the age of 18 are not normally excepted onto the course which makes Isaac’s inclusion an even greater achievement.

Nick Stuart, Isaac’s proud father said: “Isaac has always been striving to be better. In 2014 he was the runner up in the Oxfordshire Youth Awards. He also auditioned for a play at the Globe theatre and from 1500 actors he made it to the last 50. He got some really good feedback.”

Although just 17 years of age Isaac has already amassed a wealth of experience in the performing arts and has always managed to impress.

He explains: “I have been acting since I was eight years old and have been in a lot of local productions.”

“It started when I did a school play. I played the part of Prince Charming. The parents watching said to my mum and dad that I seemed natural on stage. Later I started having acting lessons at the Mill with Meg Harper.”

The contemporary drama course will take place in August and will require students to study from 10am until 6pm, Monday to Friday for the two week duration.

The young actors will be furnished a script approximately one week before the course begins detailing which monologue they will have to prepare for, finally presenting the piece publicly at the end of the course.

Isaac said: “I eventually want to be an on screen actor but I am hoping after school to go to drama school and have a career in acting.”