Budding actress looks to follow the stars to success

A talented young drama student hopes her starring role in an end-of-year production will be her first step to fame and fortune.

Sara Murray (18), from Bishopbriggs, impressed audiences with her comedic performance in ‘The Plaza Suite’, which the cast were only given four weeks to rehearse.

Her performance will set her on the path to following in the footsteps of fellow Glasgow Clyde College graduates who have enjoyed successful careers in Hollywood.

The show was staged at the end of her course at Glasgow Clyde College and she is now hoping to emulate the success of former students - Breaking Bad’s Laura Fraser and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Iain De Caestecker.

The former Turnbull High School pupil told the Herald: “I love musical theatre and acting so it was great to celebrate the end of my college course by performing in The Plaza Suite.

“My character was quite serious but there was also a slapstick element to some of the scenes, which made them really fun and interesting to work on.”

Sara, who hopes to pursue a career in the film, television and theatre industry now that she has completed her HND Acting and Performance qualification at Glasgow Clyde College, said: “I was really nervous when I first applied to college as I was so young, but I’ve really enjoyed it and feel like I’ve developed my skills so much.”

She added: “I’m going to spend the summer working at Camp America, but hope to start auditioning for roles as soon as I get back.”

The Plaza Suite, which was written by Neil Simon in 1968, is a comedy set in a hotel room and explores the lives of three different couples who successively occupy it.