Robbie Williams' performing arts school hosts auditions

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LMA London, the new performing arts school located in Stratford, hosted its first round of auditions this week.

More than 100 aspiring performers auditioned for a spot at the school, trying their luck in front of a panel of industry experts.

The LMA takes on musicians, actors, dancers, and other performers, with tutors taking them through a degree course. Its new campus will open at Stratford's Here East complex in 2020.

Robbie Williams bought a stake in the school after mentoring the LMA Choir in 2018's X Factor.

Richard Wallace, who co-founded LMA with his brother, Simon, said: “The standard of talent at the Here East auditions was phenomenal and we were incredibly impressed by the candidates’ sheer drive and passion.

“It was clear that a lot of them had done their research into what we stand for and had put a lot of time into preparing for their audition. We have some very tough decisions on our hands!”