Young Lancaster actor aims to follow in famous footsteps

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A young Lancaster actor is one of 28 budding thespians to be offered a place at one of the country’s top theatre schools.

Sarah Eve was one of 3,500 who applied for the BA Acting Course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) which spawned such talent as Alan Rickman, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Sir John Hurt, Lord Attenborough, Glenda Jackson and Michael Sheen.

Sarah, 24, is now trying to raise £9,000 through a crowdfunding website to pay for the course.

Based on Gower Street in London, RADA is one of the oldest drama schools in the country.

“RADA only take a few that have already been to university due to funding, so I have been very lucky,” she said.

“I am very thankful to be given the opportunity to hopefully train there.”

Sarah began taking drama classes when she was just eight years old.

She attended Ripley St Thomas and was inspired by teacher Marion Plowright to pursue a career in the performing arts. She also went to classes at the Dukes theatre.

Sarah has just completed her first professional role in a national tour of The Mist in the Mirror at Oldham Coliseum. She played a number of different parts in the play, which was adapted from the novel by Women In Black author Susan Hill.

Sarah is a big fan of Shakespeare and says her ambition is simply to be a working actor.

She had raised £620 towards her target as we went to press. Her Just Giving website is HERE