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Music Theatre graduate Bradley Judge chose to study at UCLan because he wanted to get professional training

Music Theatre graduate, Bradley Judge, chose to study at the University of Central Lancashire because he wanted to get professional training in acting whilst also having a university experience. The BA (Hons) Music Theatre course was perfect as it had the right content and was delivered by highly skilled tutors in outstanding facilities.

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Before attending University, Bradley had doubts about becoming an actor but grew in confidence when he was encouraged by tutors to follow his aspirations. Whilst at UCLan, he was a proud member of the University’s Chamber Choir and enjoyed many great performance opportunities.

After graduation, Bradley went on to study a master’s degree at the Guildford School of Acting before pursuing a career in musical theatre. Since then he has appeared in various musicals in London’s West End, nationally and internationally, including Sister Act, Grease, Yank!, Pippin and Salad Days. Bradley felt particularly proud of playing Claude in the UK touring production of Hair at the Edinburgh Playhouse, which has the biggest theatre seating capacity in the UK. Another incredible experience for him was performing as Pharaoh in the UK touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in his hometown of Bradford.

Bradley recently united with former members of UCLan’s Chamber Choir to record a special version of the signature song they used to perform at the University’s graduation ceremonies. This was to raise money for the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Looking back on his time at UCLan, Bradley described it as “one of the happiest times of my life”. He has many fond memories including performing in his course shows, going to France with the Chamber Choir and taking part in the London industry showcase. Bradley will always cherish these moments, he said: “Performing alongside my friends in whatever we did was such a wonderful feeling. The shows were always so professional and carried such heart.”

Bradley was very grateful for his university experience and added:

"My degree gave me all the knowledge I needed to make a start in industry. I owe everything to my tutors on the music theatre course and wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now without them."