Once An Actress 17th - 19th May 2018
Once An Actress by Tony Layton
Directed by Susan Coates
Performed by April Bracken
Whilst working in a factory, Sara is persuaded by a friend to attend an audition. She is amazed when she is selected for a part – a lucky break that becomes the start of a short-lived acting career.
She recounts her experiences at drama school where she learns to explore her mind, to develop characters and to handle emotion. Buoyed up with landing her first acting job touring Welsh schools, we learn about her quickly developed talent for coping with the curious and fickle love life of jobbing actors on the road.
When the tour finishes, she returns home and waits for a call from her agent. Whilst waiting, she tells of the many auditions she has attended, and how success could have been hers “if only she would accept nude scenes”. With no offers of acting work she turns back time and goes back to a mundane, but paid job, at her old factory.