Being born and raised in Leicester, I was delighted to hear that ALRA was collaborating with Leicester College and De Montfort University to bring a new BA (Hons) Acting course to my home town. Any opportunity for young people in Leicester to nurture and realise their creative aspirations is a wonderful thing, but a conservatoire-standard course is especially exciting. This year I’ve been leading modules on the course including Acting for Screen, Rehearsal Practice and Auditions.
The students are passionate and extremely talented, and it’s wonderful to be nurturing local talent in Leicester. It’s an exciting place to create and the opportunity to work closely with ALRA has also been a huge advantage. Later this month I’ll be visiting ALRA North to lead workshops and mock auditions with their acting students.