The LET Bursary

What is the LET Bursary?

The LET Bursary is designed to help fund a 3-year undergraduate course at drama college for an emerging artist who is currently underrepresented in the industry. On top of the funding, the successful candidate will also be paired with an industry mentor to guide them through their training and support them in building a network that they can draw upon once they graduate.

Initially funded entirely through a crowdfunding campaign from generous public donors, 2020 marked the first year in association with arts charity WildChild, who are continuing to support the bursary with a 50% contribution. Les Enfants Terribles and WildChild are committed to providing a minimum of £1,500 per year, meaning up to £4,500 to each recipient over the course of their training.

How do I apply?

We appreciate that you need an idea of where your funding is coming from before deciding which training option is right for you and so we’ll be opening our application process in early February. However, we can only award the bursary once your place has been confirmed so please bear in mind that you will find out the success of your application in the summer prior to you beginning your training.

We’ll ask all candidates to fill out a form to submit their personal details, plus a video explaining a bit more about how this funding could support your acting training.


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Obed Mayamona | 2021 Recipient

Obed is entering his second year of training at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and will graduate in 2023. Les Enfants Terribles are also proud to announce that Adelle Leonce (Emilia, Black Mirror) has committed to being Obed’s mentor throughout his time at drama school as part of the LET Bursary.

Previous mentors have included Saffron Coomber (Flack, Emilia), Arinze Kene (Informer, Youngers) and Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, RSC Hamlet).

Previous Bursary Recipients

We’re so pleased to be supporting these phenomenally talented artists and we can’t wait to see what their careers have in store.

Francesca Gilbert | 2020


Caleb Obediah | 2019


Troy Marcus Richards | 2018

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Any support for this initiative is very much appreciated so if you’d like to be involved please email us at or you can donate to the fund by clicking the PayPal link below.

Thank you!