For the past 11 years I have photographed The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Competition (SSSSPOTY) together with the Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Award. This year, because of Covid 19, the competition was cancelled. Usually some 70 or so candidates, drawn from theatre and music courses from around the country, audition and the final ten are invited to the gala final in front of a jury of musical theatre greats.

This year the candidates were treated to a Zoom masterclass.

Many of the winners (and indeed competitors) have gone on to star in radio, television, theatre and film.