A couple of months ago, we decided to put on a play, “The Wizard of Oz” at my day centre in Haddington. I was cast as the Wicked Witch of the West. At first I did not like it much, as I didn’t want to play the baddie, but then I thought, it is better to play the bad guy in the play and be a nice person in real life, than play a nice person and be a “baddie” in reality.
“but then I thought, it is better to play the bad guy in the play and be a nice person in real life, than play a nice person and be a “baddie” in reality.”
I cannot say she’s my favourite person, I actually hate her, but she is my favourite person to play. I enjoy playing her now and I always do impressions of her for the staff that support me. I enjoyed acting so much that I decided I wanted to do more of it. With the support of withYOU and my family, I found Lung Ha’s Theatre Company; I had an interview and got a job as an actor. I start rehearsing this month after my summer holidays and I am very excited about that. I don’t really know anyone there at the moment, and the place is full of a bunch of strangers, but there is a lot of rehearsing and a lot of acting going on there… I think I will like it!