My name is Amy and I have gained a place on the BA (Hons) Acting course at the renowned Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Unfortunately, I cannot currently afford the high tuition fees and deposit, so I am asking for your support to help me get there! The full-time 3 year course costs around £27,750 with a £2,000 deposit to secure my place. Having been brought up in a low income single parent family, I have always worked hard to support myself, but due to the demanding hours of the course, I will only be able to work at weekends and holidays. Combined with my savings, this will not be enough to meet the full tuition fees and London living costs, so I am trying to raise £7,000 to cover the remainder of the first year of fees and the deposit.
Royal Central has trained actors like Dame Judi Dench, Andrew Garfield and Kit Harington and has just been voted the top drama school in the UK by the Good University Guide! During my time at the school I will attend classes five sometimes six days a week, upwards of eight hours a day. These classes are vital to an actor's training and consist of Shakespeare, Greek Tragedy, Vocal classes and much more. I will also be able to practise the coveted new acting technique the ‘Perdekamp Emotional Method’, as Royal Central's senior lecturer is one of only two instructors in the UK. In my final year, not only will I perform for and meet top industry professionals, but I will also have the opportunity to perform at the Sam Wanamaker Festival at Shakespeare's Globe.
A bit about me...
I have always loved acting and performing, ever since I played the Irish Fairy Godmother in my year six school play! I was accepted into my local youth theatre goup, then at aged fourteen I got to perform alongside Julian Glover and Isla Blair in political drama The President’s Holiday at Hampstead Theatre (pictured below). I was awarded a performing arts scholarship at St Marylebone School, where I was heavily involved in the performing arts. I was in musical Anything Goes, went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and played Hamlet at the Unicorn Theatre for the Shakespeare School's Festival. I was then chosen to represent the nationwide festival at further events. These experiences convinced that I wanted to be an actor, but I was not yet ready for the emotional and physical intensity of drama school!
I went to the University of Bristol, where I performed in over fifteen productions, also trying my hand at writing, directing and producing, working with some of the most talented and supportive people I have ever met. I performed in productions including Tom Stoppard's Arcadia (pictured below); Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing; Sondheim's musical Into The Woods and Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike. Since then I have had small professional roles across film and theatre to keep learning and developing my skills, in anticipation of drama school.
Now the next step is to go to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and put everything I have done and learnt so far under the microscope, something I am eager and now ready to do. But I cannot do it without your help! Maybe you have worked with me or seen me in a play, or perhaps you just love theatre as much as I do- please consider donating something and help me get to drama school. A small donation will make a big difference!
I am so grateful for your support!
“I was taken by not only her performance as much as the effect it had on everyone, Amy definitely has that sprinkle of star dust to stand out.” - Mungo Benson, award-winning international filmaker
First Impressions, Short Film, 2015
Emerge, Tristan Bates Theatre, 2016
Menagerie, Short Film, 2015