Hartlepool student beats 1,200 budding young actors to role

STAGE TALENT:Budding actor Heather White on stage.
STAGE TALENT:Budding actor Heather White on stage.
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TALENTED Heather White beat stiff competition from 1,200 budding actors nationally to secure herself a place in a theatre’s latest production.

The Hartlepool Sixth Form College student has achieved the fabulous opportunity to perform for the Youth Musical Theatre (YMT), based in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

I am really proud of Heather’s achievement, she is clearly very talented.

Alex Fau-Goodwin, principal

She gained one of 150 places and will be performing in Dirty Stop Outs, which is about what being a teenager was like post Second World War.

The cameras start to roll in August, when Heather will be filming with them for two weeks.

Although the teen is still to find out exactly what her role will be, she is really excited about this amazing opportunity.

Alex Fau-Goodwin, principal at the college, said: “I am really proud of Heather’s achievement, she is clearly very talented. The creative industries is a growing area for the college and the live music performances and theatre productions really are outstanding and allow our students to perform at a high level whilst developing critical employability.”

In the long-term Heather wants to go into acting in films but would also enjoy working in theatres.

She is currently studying Performing Arts, Music Performance and Vocal theory (Rock School) at Hartlepool Sixth Form College.

She said: “The courses have helped me so much in developing my self-confidence and skills I need to be successful in pursuing my dream of becoming an actor and the teachers are amazing and supportive.”

Once Heather has completed her study programme she would like to go to stage school and is looking at the options available that are available to her.