Teenage St Albans actress accepted into two national performing arts companies
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An up-and-coming teenage actress is celebrating after being accepted into two national performing arts companies.
St Albans schoolgirl Connie Jenkins-Greig is only 13 years old, but has been on TV three times as an orphan in ITV’s Mr Selfridge, as Gail Meadow’s daughter in BBC1’s New Blood, and in a Green Flag car breakdown insurance advert.
She has also been the lead in two short films, Skye and After Hours, and has performed to 10,000 people at West End Live - a musical theatre festival in Trafalgar Square.
Out of thousands of children auditioned across the country, she will now perform with The National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT) in their production of Honk, and was chosen to receive an early offer for the Youth Music Theatre (YMT) company for being mature and having a positive attitude.
This summer Connie will be in Plymouth to help create and perform in a new musical with YMT, called Children of the New Forest.
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The combined costs for these shows comes to £2,500, and Connie has to raise the money herself, so she is looking into potential bursaries who could subsidise her.
It all started local for Connie, with roles such as Marta in the Sound of Music with the Harpenden Light Operatic Society, and Lucy in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe with the Wheathampstead Dramatics Society.
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Connie’s mum Sarah described her as excited, chuffed, over the moon, and only a little bit nervous.
Connie, who goes to at St Albans High School for Girls, said: “I am really excited, I thought after the auditions, ‘If I don’t get in what am I going to do?’, I was adamant I wanted to get in, but I wasn’t expecting it at the same time.
“It’s really fun, I don’t really think about the people when I’m performing, it’s so different to when you are in rehearsals and you feel like this is the one time we are going to be on the stage and so you have to do well.”
View her acting profile at www.kidsccp.com/uk/actor/profile/connie-jenkins-greig
To donate to the bursary schemes and help Connie, click here.