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Head of Performing Arts by day, actor by night!

posted 16 Mar 2015, 06:35 by Kate Hunt
It sounds like a plot in itself, but as Performing Arts teacher Jenny Cameron will testify, once you're bitten by the acting bug, it is impossible to shake it off, and she was thrilled when she was given the opportunity to tread the boards at The Everyman as an extra in A View From The Bridge.

Jenny has been working alongside other extras, amateurs who auditioned for the opportunity to act in a professional production of Arthur Miller's classic with a cast headed by Michael Brandon and Jonathan Guy Miller.

"The entire company have been incredibly friendly and welcoming," she said.

"All of the professional actors have been very helpful to those of us in the ensemble – helping us with entrances and so on – we really feel like we're part of the show.”

Jenny has forged close links with the Everyman Theatre over the past few years.

"Millbrook has a really lovely relationship with the theatre. This enables us to bring students to see plays, to have workshops in school and at the theatre and for our sixth form students to undertake regular work experience."

Jenny is enthusiastic to repeat the experience and learn from it:

"It's been a really fantastic experience so far and I'm looking forward to the rest of the run – I really love the way that this company uses local ensembles in their productions.

“From a professional point of view, there's so much to learn from seeing a production like this come together – as a drama teacher, this means I can continue learning and pass that on to my classes." 

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