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Michael Sheen & Manic Street Preachers collaborate on Mab Gwalia Welsh Drama Student Scholarship

Michael Sheen (Image: National Theatre).

Michael Sheen and Manic Street Preachers have announced that they are collaborating on a new scholarship program for Welsh drama students.

The Mab Gwalia Welsh Drama Student Scholarship will award up to £15,000 each academic to support up to three eligible students— based on financial circumstances and a personal statement.

Announcing the new scholarship, the Port Talbot-raised actor said: “Opportunity should not only be available to those who can afford it.

"Access to the best drama training should be a possibility for all those with sufficient talent and dedication regardless of their financial background.

"As I have got older I have become more and more aware of how much the career that I have had was only made possible because of the support of a great many people. I have also realised that unless ALL our voices and experiences are represented in the stories that we tell then ALL of us are worse off for it."

More information on the Mab Gwalia Welsh Drama Student Scholarship can be found here.

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