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A message from the Jamie Tour

With auditions to get into #MADDCollege still to take place on 19 & 25 March (audition places available), we thought we’d ask some of our #maddalumni to tell us what training at MADD meant to them and their careers!

First up is Jodie Knight currently touring the UK in ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ playing the role of Fatimah!

“From the moment I arrived at MADD College for my audition, I felt it was a really good fit for me, and I was right. The training was outstanding and the three years on the professional musical theatre course gave me the tools I needed to pursue this dream of mine.

Not only did I develop as a performer whilst training there, I also grew as a person.

I can’t thank the teachers enough for helping me to lose all my inhibitions, pushing me beyond my limits and making me BELIEVE in myself, after all ‘the greatest gift is you’!

During my time at MADD we had so many incredible guests including Debbie Isitt, Andrew Wright, Charlie Stemp, Mark Smith, Alan Harding, David Wood, to name but a few. All of whom helped us to gain invaluable insight into the industry we are pursuing.

As a graduate I not only left better prepared for my career, but I also left with a MADD family who supports me wholeheartedly, and I can honestly say I wouldn’t change it for the world.

I have just made me professional debut in the original UK Tour of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – a dream that was achievable with thanks to MADD College.”

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