My name is Madeleine Gray and I have recently been offered a place on the Drama Centre MA Acting course 2017-18. Unfortunately student finance can only cover half of my £18,000 tuition fees so I'm having to turn to the goodwill of people that I know to help me fund my training.
After leaving school I studied acting with the Year Out Drama Company and then went on to complete a BA(hons) in Theatre and Performance at the University of Leeds. After graduation I worked at home and tried to save as much money as possible working two long hour waitressing jobs... oh the sweet life of an actor! Even with all the money I saved during this time I am still quite short of what the University are asking for (and not forgetting the money I will need to live in London.....Hello ridiculous rent!).
As well as working, last year, I co-founded Blueleaf Theatre Company and this August we are debuting our first ever show, ‘That Moment’ by Dougie Blaxland at Ccubed 10:20pm at the Edinburgh Fringe. The show is a fast paced witty one woman comedy about desperately trying to make it in the theatre industry as an actor..... I basically relive my life on stage every night! We’ve just had a ***** review in from Ed Fringe Review and couldn’t be happier! Being an actor is all I have ever wanted to do and I know that this MA will give me the final leg up I need to break into the theatre industry…… well hopefully.
On a final note, I have worked my little legs off trying to get myself into drama school since I was 17 and it seems that all that hard work has paid off, but I still desperately need your help.
In return for sponsering me I will of course keep you updated on my progress, my training and any performances I may be in that you may be able to come and see.