Previous paid speaking roles
Stagecoach performances and demonstrations:
* Hairspray - Link
* Little Shop of Horrors – Mr. Mushnik/Dentist
* Scrooge – Tiny Tim
* Anything Goes – Billy Crocker
* Wicked - Fiyero
* The Crucible – Judge Danforth
* ‘Time’ – Original piece
* Cat in the Hat at Malvern Theatres – The Fish
* (Various demonstration of learnt skills, improvised pieces and original devised pieces.)
Amateur dramatic performances:
* Animal Farm - Minimus
* Our Day out
* ‘The Other side’ – Original devised piece (Drama GCSE)
* Look Back in Anger (Drama GCSE) – Cliff
* ‘For better or for worse’ (Performing Arts AS)
* Chase has got talent (High school talent show) - Winner
* West-end medley
*The Battle of Worcester
* Film on Shakespeare – Tourist
* Various monologues in front of camera
* Voice acting for Primary school education – Voice of the Mad Hatter
I found myself with a ready-made audience from a very young age with three much older siblings. Performing and taking centre stage for my family and their friend’s entertainment was a role I felt good at and certainly enjoyed. This passion has grown over the years, as has my confidence, with my acting and dancing being nurtured through attending Stagecoach from the age of four.
Attending Stagecoach for ten years gave me chance of weekly sessions in acting, music and singing. I was in at least two productions and one demonstration per year and subsequently awarded a huge variety of roles and performance genres. I was also a member of an amateur-dramatics group for many years, which allowed me to take on more sophisticated roles within great pieces like ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Our Day Out.’ Apart from acting, I have been lucky to be a part of performances at Malvern Theatres and participate in talent shows. I won my High School’s Talent Competition in 2012, which had over 60 entrants, with a freestyle improvised dance across time (from Elvis to Michael Jackson). I have played guitar for four years and taught myself drums and keyboard also. I am a big lover of fiction, an interest spreading across all regions of media. My favourite book being ‘Frankenstein’ and I am currently a big fan of the ‘Walking Dead’ series.
I believe my best two attributes to be confidence and improvisation. Confidence enables assertiveness and a willingness to try anything. Improvisation has proved to be a great asset, thinking on my feet and adapting quickly is something I pride myself on. My peers have often praised me for keeping a cool head under stressful situations and it has been said that this has helped others in their own performance. I enjoy the teamwork involved in performances. I often find myself naturally evolving to the role of leadership. An example of this was me being elected as Managing Director of a company in The ‘Young Enterprise’, a course/competition, which forwards groups from different sixth forms to compete to make an accomplished business across the college year. I won my position in the company by delivering a convincing pitch, and I remained MD for the entirety of the process.
Currently in my final year at Sixth Form College in Worcester I am studying A2 Psychology, A2 Law and A2 Performing Arts. I chose these subjects for purpose of offering some diversity to add to my arsenal of knowledge within different areas. I have found an interesting link between Psychology and Performing Arts and feel this leads me as an actor/performer to appreciate others thoughts and feelings to ensure a connection with the audience.
To me, acting is the most powerful and meaningful way of performing in the world, and taking a course in acting will permit me to take the next step to fulfilling my dream. This opportunity would enable me to put all my previous effort and hard work into something I deeply care about.