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Get Hayley to the Hackney Empire!
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Ended Sep 8, 2014
Hayley has just been given a place on the National Youth Theatre's intensive course, Epic stages. The course not only trains to a high standard but also culminates in a show at the Hackney Empire. So please tip a penny in the cap of this old minstrel!

If you know me, the phrase "I want to be an actress!" has been in my vocabulary since the age of about four. In my late teens I lost my way a bit and now I've been given a second chance at being happy and healthy and I've only gone and got myself a place on the National Youth Theatre's intensive course, Epic Stages.

The course will take place at Barbican for six weeks this summer and will culminate in a show at the Hackney Empire. Epic stages was voted theatre school of the year at the Stage Awards and it aims to equip its participants with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the industry. The National Youth Theatre has an extremely high standard of training and it is unique in the way it teaches its members. It really is an opportunity of a lifetime and could open a lot of doors for me.

I hope you enjoy the little song I wrote. I'm hosting a poetry and live music evening in the Woodland Hall at the Sustainability Centre on the 5th July at 7:30, if every one of my friends donates 3 quid and the evening is a success, it could help a considerable amount. Even if you can't come, I would appreciate any amount you are able to part with, big or small. I need to raise a total of £3500 to cover the tuition fees and living expenses. There is no way I would be able to afford the full amount alone in time, even if I worked 3 jobs between now and then (which often is the case being a freelance Jack of All Trades!).

I want acting to be my trade and my future, it is what makes me happy and my heart sing. 

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