BUDDING young Lisburn thespians, Niamh and Nuala McGowan were
chosen from hundreds of hopefuls to take part in a prestigious
theatre summer school at the Old Museum Arts Centre in Belfast.
The 18-year-old twins who have just completed A-levels at St
Dominics High School, successfully auditioned for places in the
Bruiser Summer School, winning out to stiff competition from
across the country.
The pair have been taking part in the
intensive ten-day course which ended recently with a spectacular
show where the students performed before a packed audience at
For Nuala the event was a double celebration,
as she has been offered a place at Mountview Theatre School,
She said: "I've always like Bruiser's shows
and Lisa May and Ross Anderson are amazing. It is all
collaborative, they take on our ideas and everyone works
together - it's a very good team."
Speaking about her move to London she added:
"It's scary hut it is also exciting. I did a lot of musical
theatre but I would like to do a lot more straight acting and
this will give me that opportunity. I would like to make a good
career out of acting."
Niamh said she was having "a great week.
"It is very intense, this is my first time
working with Bruiser, but everyone works very well as a team.
Anyone who enjoys the theatre should go along to Bruiser, it is
the whole essence of theatre."
Niamh, who will be auditioning throughout the
year to study theatre in London, will be kept busy in the coming
months with a role in Fusion Theatre's production of Les
Miserables and The Ulster Operatic Company's production of West
Side Story at the Opera House in October.