A YOUNG Northside woman is appealing to the public for help to turn her dream of becoming an actress into reality.
Sarah Madigan (24), from Elmwood, Swords, has been accepted on a two-year course at London’s Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).The college is one of the leading drama schools in the world and, according to Sarah, places are extremely limited.
“It would mean the world to me if I could raise the funds and embark on an acting career,
? Sarah told Northside People.
“I graduated from UCD in 2008 after I got a BA honours degree in English and French, though right now I am looking to pursue a career with stability and longevity.
?Sarah has a strong background in acting and drama and recently starred in
‘MarÃº’, a popular series on TG4. She will also star in an upcoming series called
‘Anisprid’ which will feature on TG4 this autumn.And last year, Sarah played a leading role in a theatre show called
‘Celebration’ in The Gate Theatre.
“Getting a place in
‘Celebration’ was brilliant,
? said Sarah.
“I worked alongside Irish actress Barbara Brennan.
“It was amazing being able to work with her and pick up so many tricks in the industry.
?Sarah has also collaborated with American artist, Eliza Newman-Saul, on her performance pieces at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.Every year, over 3,000 hopefuls audition for places at LAMDA. However, only 28 are accepted onto the two-year course.
“I was so lucky to get offered a place,
? Sarah stated.
“Some of the students auditioning are coming from America and India – that’s how big the demand is.
?Sarah first auditioned for the course in March and was then called to a second audition in London. It was then that she learned that she had been offered a place on the course.
“It was just brilliant to get accepted,
? she said.
“There are so many people fighting for places and I was just so lucky to be one of them.
“I would love to be as big as Irish actor Michael Gambon and actress Meryl Streep. It would be a dream come true to reach their levels of success.
?The north county Dubliner is now calling on the general public and corporate businesses to sponsor her quest for acting stardom.”I am currently seeking donations to help cover course fees and costs,
? she explained.
“With help from friends and family, I have already raised approximately e3,500 but I am still extremely short of my e35,000 target for the two-year course.”I have always wanted to be an actor. I loved performing from a very young age.
?Sarah said it would mean the world to her to be able to complete the course.
“The school is well-renowned and so many good actors have benefited from its world-class training,
? she added. If you would like to support Sarah’s dream, email firstname.lastname@example.org