Abigayle realises acting ambition in just two weeks

Abigayle as Audrey

Abigayle as Audrey

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A MUSICAL theatre student has landed herself a professional role – just two weeks after graduating.

Abigayle Honeywill, 22, left Middlesex University’s London Studio Centre on July 18 with her degree, only to be offered a role in a production of Thoroughly Modern Millie alongside popular astrologist Russell Grant.

The performance will take place in October at Theatro Technis, in London’s King’s Cross, with Grant playing Mrs Meers, and tickets are on sale now.

Abigayle, who grew up in Badgers Dene, started at the age of two at the Celebrations Theatre School and went to Grays Convent and Palmer’s College before receiving a scholarship for the London Studio Centre in 2010.

In June, she made her debut on the boards with the lead role of Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington, north London, flawlessly replicating the high-pitched “Tweety Pie”

voice made famous by Ellen Greene and garnering a positive review on the website A Younger Theatre.

This was followed by a further honour at her graduation ceremony, held at the New Wimbledon Theatre, in which she was presented with the outstanding student trophy.

Abigayle, who trains from 8am through to the evening every day, said she was delighted to be working professionally as it was the only course she had ever set out for herself.

She added: “I’ve been training since the age of two, so it’s finally all coming together now.

“There’s not a second option for me and I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

Thoroughly Modern Millie runs from October 1 toOctober 25 and tickets are available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ millielondon14

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