Help Corrine achieve her West End dream

PUBLISHED: 09:00 11 June 2013

Corrine Priest.

Corrine Priest.

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A WESTON woman is looking for sponsorship to help her achieve her goal of appearing on a West End stage.

Corrine Priest, aged 20, is currently studying at the Wessex Academy of Performing Arts, based in Weston College.

Following two successful auditions where she sang songs from musicals, she was offered a place at the London School of Performing Arts, a prestigious theatre school where she will get intensive training in singing, dancing and acting.

Corrine said: “I found my passion for musical theatre quite late on, when I was in year 10 studying at Priory Community School and was in my first production of Little Shop Of Horrors.

“I then took a lead roll in Merrily We Roll Along which is where I found I was really, really loving it. I was torn between wanting to do it as a career and leaving it as a hobby.”

This year, she toured with Plan B and had a lead roll in a short film called Singing Blues.

Her dream would be to perform in Les Miserables in the West End and the London school will give her the best chance of achieving this.

Corrine needs to raise £13,900 in course fees and is currently working two jobs as well as organising and fundraising concerts to raise the money.

She hopes to secure sponsorship from a local business to help her raise the money by July 27.

She said: “Any contribution would make a huge difference to my life, not only in the development of my career but also in the fulfilment of my life’s greatest ambitions.

“I understand the musical theatre industry is challenging, but this is what makes me driven and passionate about what I do.”

Corrine’s mum, Bev, said: “I am exceptionally proud of her. She is very, very driven and is working various jobs and putting on fundraisers.

“I know she is going to make it, she just needs a little bit of help.”

Anyone who would like to sponsor Corrine can do so by visiting her website at www.corrinepriest.doomby.com

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